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Tuesday, September 29, 2009
An atheist professor of philosophy speaks to his class on the problem science has with God, The Almighty. He asks one of his new students to stand and.....
Prof: So you believe in God?
Student: Absolutely, sir.
Prof : Is God good?
Prof: Is God all-powerful?
Student : Yes.
Prof: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to God to heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But God didn't. How is this God good then?
Hmm? (Student is silent.)
Prof: You can't answer, can you? Let's start again, young fella. Is God good?
Prof: Is Satan good?
Student : No.
Prof: Where does Satan come from?
Prof: That's right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?
Prof: Evil is everywhere, isn't it? And God did make everything. Correct? Student: Yes.
Prof: So who created evil?
(Student does not answer.)
Prof: Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don't they?
Student: Yes, sir.
Prof: So, who created them?
(Student has no answer.)
Prof: Science says you have 5 senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me, son...Have you ever seen God?
Student: No, sir.
Prof: Tell us if you have ever heard your God?
Student: No, sir.
Prof: Have you ever felt your God, tasted your God, smelt your God? Have you ever had any sensory perception of God for that matter?
Student: No, sir. I'm afraid I haven't.
Prof: Yet you still believe in Him?
Prof: According to empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your GOD doesn't exist. What do you say to that, son?
Student: Nothing. I only have my faith.
Prof: Yes. Faith. And that is the problem science has.
Student: Professor, is there such a thing as heat?
Student: And is there such a thing as cold?
Student: No sir. There isn't. (The lecture theatre becomes very quiet with this turn of events.)
Student : Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat. But we don't have anything called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we can't go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold . Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat . We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy . Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it . (There is pin-drop silence in the lecture theatre.)
Student: What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?
Prof: Yes. What is night if there isn't darkness?
Student : You're wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light....But if you have no light constantly, you have nothing and it's called darkness, isn't it? In reality, darkness isn't. If it were you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn't you?
Prof: So what is the point you are making, young man?
Student: Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.
Prof: Flawed? Can you explain how?
Student: Sir, you are working on the premise of duality. You argue there is life and then there is death, a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, science can't even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one.To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life: just the absence of it. Now tell me, Professor.Do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?
Prof: If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes, of course, I do.
Student: Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir? (The Professor shakes his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument is going.)
Student: Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a preacher? (The class is in uproar.)
Student: Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor's brain? (The class breaks out into laughter.)
Student : Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor's brain, felt it, touched or smelt it? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no brain,sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures, sir? (The room is silent. The professor stares at the student, his face unfathomable.)
Prof: I guess you'll have to take them on faith, son.
Student: That is it sir... The link between man & god is FAITH . That is all that keeps things moving & alive.
Aneesh: I believe you have enjoyed the conversation...and if so...
you'll probably want your friends/colleagues to enjoy the same...won't you?....
this is a true story, and the student was none other than.........
APJ Abdul Kalam, the former president of India .
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
See look guys, I am a person who is interested in fundamentals. A scientist by mind. But while that exists, It does not mean that I do not believe in god. but there are a few different ways of lookin at this thing
1.The big bang theory.
The 'big bang theory' is the most widely accepted theory to the start of the universe. But the basic fact is, It's a theory. nothing has been proved, nothing can be proved. But lets say that it is true. the universe was all concentrated at a single point of infinite density and suddenly this point expanded with enormous explosive force. what made it do that??? Do men have the logic or means to prove that a scientific occurence did cause it?? so till we find out such a proof, It shows the existence of an enormous power that crosses all of man's dreams. this power is the very essence of both our universe and all others. I must mention here that I did not say science didn't cause this. All I want to say is that until we can prove this extreme logic, man must believe in a power greater than his. This great power may or may not be a sentient being, but don't you think that nature, though not alive like us is alive in a certain way??? what causes atoms to have protons, neutrons and electrons? what makes it necessary for an atom to have an exact duplet or octet to achieve stability? why must an atom achieve stability. Why did the energy of the universe take form of matter in the first place??? and if it didn't, why do nuclear reactions involve losing mass to create energy. doesn't that prove that science cannot prove everything and it all ends down to an 'unknown'???? so god, I believe is nature of the universe.and I am not talking of our universe alone. I am talking about the entire world. Isn't it strange?? when it comes to size, whenever we reach a limit, there is always the question of what is beyond that limit. like suppose, I were standing at the edge of what we call our universe, and I were to stick my hand outside. What would I feel. the human being has always been scared of the unknown. so what will happen?? So when it comes to god, the human approach (or rather approach by the human mind) is a failure, because we think too small scale for such an unimaginable unknown
more to come..........:-)