>”Let me explain the problem science has with Jesus Christ.”
>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?”
>”Is God good?”
>”Sure! God’s good.”
>”Is God all-powerful? Can God do anything?”
>”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
>person over here and you can cure him. You can do it. Would you help
>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
>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?
>Hmmm? 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?”
>”Evil’s everywhere, isn’t it? And God did make everything, correct?”
>”So who created 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
>”Who created them? ”
>There is still no answer. Suddenly the lecturer breaks away to pace
>front of the classroom. The class is mesmerized.
>”Tell me,” he continues. “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
>identify and observe the world around you. Have you ever
>”No sir. I’ve never seen
>”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
>Have you ever had any sensory perception of Jesus Christ, or God for
>”No, sir, I’m afraid I haven’t.”
>”Yet you still believe in him?”
>”According to the rules of empirical, testable, demonstrable
>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
>”Professor, is there such thing as heat?”
>”Yes,” the professor replies. “There’s heat.”
>”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
>suddenly becomes very quiet. The student begins to explain.
>”You can have lots of heat, even more heat, super-heat, mega-heat,
>white heat, a little heat or no heat, but we don’t have anything
>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; otherwise we
>would be able to go colder than -458 degrees.
>You see, sir, cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of
>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 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
>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
>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
>The class breaks out into laughter.
>”Is there anyone here who has ever heard the professor’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
>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.”
>Faith is beyond rationality.
>”If you accept defeat as an inspiration to try again, Success will
>only be a matter of time”
>Think About It :
>The Goal of life is Perfection…However
>GOD tolerates excellence.