Tuesday, January 19, 2010

God vs. Science

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It is a long reading but It's REALLY good.

Well worth the time it takes to read this article.


Long...but very GOOD.
'Let me explain the problem science has with  religion.'

The atheist professor of philosophy pauses before his class  and then asks one  of his new students to stand.
    You're a Christian, aren't you, son?'
'Yes sir,' the student says.
'So you believe in God?'
'Absolutely. '
'Is God good?'
'Sure! God's good.'
'Is God all-powerful? Can God do anything?'
'Yes'
'Are you good or evil?'
'The Bible says I'm evil.'
  The professor grins knowingly.. 'Aha! The Bible!
He considers for a  moment. 'Here's one for you. Let's say  there's a sick person over here and you  can cure him. You can do it. Would you help him? Would you  try?'
'Yes sir, I would.'
'So you're good...!'
'I wouldn't say that.'
'But why not say that? You'd help a sick and maimed  person if you could.
Most  of us would if we could. But God doesn't.'
The student does not answer, so the professor continues.  'He doesn't,
does he
My brother was a Christian who died of cancer, even though
he prayed to Jesus  to heal him. How is this Jesus good? Can you answer
that  one?'
The student remains silent. 'No, you can't, can  you?' the professor
says. He  takes a sip of water from a glass on his desk to give the
student time to relax. 'Let's start again, young fella. Is God good?'
'Er..yes,' the student says.
'Is Satan good?'
The student doesn't hesitate on this one.  'No.'
'Then where does Satan come from?'
The student falters. 'From
God'
'That's right. God made Satan, didn't he?  Tell me, son. Is there evil in
this world?'
  'Yes, sir..'
'Evil's everywhere, isn't it? And God did make everything, correct?'
  'Yes'
'So who created evil?' The professor continued, 'If God created
everything, then God created evil, since evil exists, and according to
the principle that our works define who we are, then God is evil.'
Again, the student has no answer. 'Is there sickness?  Immorality? Hatred?
Ugliness? All these terrible things, do they exist in this world?'
The student squirms on his feet. 'Yes.'
'So who created them?'
The student does not answer again, so the professor repeats his question.
'Who created them?' There is still no answer. Suddenly the lecturer
breaks away to pace in front of the classroom. The class is mesmerized.
'Tell
me,' he continues onto another student. 'Do you believe in  Jesus Christ,
son?'







The student's voice betrays him and cracks. 'Yes, professor, I do.'
The old man stops pacing. 'Science says you have five  senses you use to
identify and observe the world around you. Have you ever seen Jesus?'
'No sir.. I've never seen Him..'
'Then tell us if you've ever heard your Jesus?'
'No, sir, I have not..'  Have you ever felt your Jesus, tasted your Jesus
or smelt your Jesus? Have you  ever had any sensory perception of Jesus
Christ, or God for that matter?'
'No, sir, I'm afraid I haven't.'
'Yet you still believe in him?'
'Yes'
'According to the rules of empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol,
science  says your God doesn't exist... What do you say to that, son?'
'Nothing,' the student replies.. 'I only have my faith.'
'Yes, faith,'
the professor repeats. 'And that is the problem science has with God..
There is no evidence, only faith.'
The student stands quietly for a moment, before asking a question of His
own.
'Professor, is there such thing as heat? '
' Yes.
'And is there such a thing as cold?'
'Yes, son, there's cold too.'
'No sir, there isn't.'
The professor turns to face the student, obviously  interested. The room
suddenly becomes very quiet. The student begins to explain.
'You can have lots of heat, even more heat, super-heat, mega-heat,
unlimited  heat, white heat, a  little heat or no heat, but we don't have
anything
called 'cold'. We can hit down to 458 degrees below zero, which is no
heat, but we can't go any further after that. There is no such thing as
cold; otherwise we would be able to go colder than the lowest -458
degrees. Every
body or object is  susceptible to study when it has or transmits energy,
and heat is what makes a body or matter have or transmit energy. Absolute
zero (-458 F) is the total absence of heat.
You see, sir, cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat.
We cannot measure cold. Heat we can measure in thermal units because heat
is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it.'
Silence across the room. A pen drops somewhere in the classroom, sounding
like a hammer.
'What about darkness, professor. Is there such a thing as darkness?'
'Yes,' the professor replies without hesitation.. 'What is night if it
isn't darkness?'
'You're wrong again, sir. Darkness is not something; it 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? That's the meaning we use to define the word. In reality,
darkness isn't. If it were, you would be able to make darkness darker,
wouldn't you?'
The professor begins to smile at the student in front of  him. This will
be a good semester. 'So what point are you making, young  man?'
'Yes, professor. My point is, your philosophical premise is flawed to
start with, and so your conclusion must also be flawed.'
The professor's face cannot hide his surprise this  time. 'Flawed? Can you
explain how?'
'You are working on the premise of duality,' the student explains.. 'You
argue  that there is life and then there's 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?'
'If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, young man, yes,
of course I do.'
'Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?'
The professor begins to shake his head, still smiling, as he realizes
where the  argument is going. A very good semester, indeed..
'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 now not a scientist, but a preacher?'
The class is in uproar. The
student remains silent until the commotion has  subsided. 'To continue
the point you were making earlier to the other student, let me give you
an example of what I mean.
' The student looks around the room.  Is there anyone in the class who has
ever seen the professor's brain?' The
class breaks out into laughter. 'Is there anyone here  who has ever heard
the rofessor's brain, felt the professor's brain, touched or smelt the
professor's brain? 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, with all due respect, sir.' 'So if science
says you have no brain, how can we trust your lectures, sir?'
Now the room is silent. The professor just stares at the student, his face
unreadable. Finally, after what seems an eternity, the old  man answers.
'I  Guess you'll have to take them on faith.'
Now, you accept that there is faith, and, in fact,  faith exists
with life,' the student continues. 'Now, sir, is there such a thing as
evil?'
Now uncertain, the professor responds, 'Of course,  there is. We see it
Everyday. It is in the daily example of man's
inhumanity to man. It is in The multitude of crime and violence everywhere
in the world. These manifestations > are nothing else but evil.'
To this the student replied, 'Evil does not exist sir, or at least it does
not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It is  just like
darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe the absence of
God. God did
not create evil. Evil is the result of what happens when  man does not
have  God's love present in his heart. It's like the cold  that comes
when there is no heat or the darkness that comes when there is no light.'

The professor sat down.
  If you read it all the way through
and had a smile on your face when you > finished, share with your friends
and family with the title 'God vs. Science'

PS: the student was Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein wrote a book titled God vs. Science in 1921...

2 comments:

Caio Fernandes said...

James ... i am going to keep this post with me for a good time .....
thank you very much .
it is fantastic .
God bless you and have a great week my friend !

James Oh said...

Caio, I am happy to hear your wise move. God bless you too, my dear friend.

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