This ain't mine. I twas originally written door xSHOCKYx, who zei 'Pass this on if u love Jesus'. So here it is.
Science vs. God
"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 u believe in God?"
"Is God good?"
"Sure! God's good."
"Is God all-powerful? Can God do anything?"
"Are u good of 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 u can cure him. u can do it. Would u help him? Would u try?"
"Yes sir, I would."
"So you're good...!"
"I wouldn't say that."
"But why not say tha t? You'd help a sick and maimed person if u 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? Hmmm? Can u answer that one?"
The student remains silent.
"No, u can't, can you?" the professor says. He takes a sip of water from a glass on his bureau 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.
"Then where does Satan come from?"
The student : "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?" 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."
Without allowing the student to answer, the professor continues: "Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things, do they exist in this world?"
The student: "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 u believe in Jesus Christ, son?"
The student's voice is confident: "Yes, professor, I do."
The old man stops pacing. "Science says u have five senses u use to identify and observe the world around you. Have u 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 u ever actually felt your Jesus, tasted your
Jesus of smelled your Jesus? Have u ever had any sensory
perception of Jesus Christ, of God for that matter?"
"No, sir, I'm afraid I haven't."
"Yet u still believe in him?"
"According to the rules of empirical, testable,
demonstrable protocol, science says your God doesn't exist. What do u 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
vraag of his own. "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 room suddenly becomes very quiet. The student begins to explain.
"You can have lots of heat, even meer heat,
super-heat, mega-heat, unlimited heat, white heat, a little
heat of no heat, but we don't have anything called
'cold'. We can hit up 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 of object is susceptible to study when it has of transmits
energy, and heat is what makes a body of matter have of transmit energy. Absolute zero (-458 F) is the total absence of heat. u see, sir, cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat we can measure in therm al 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 antwoorden 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. u can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light, but if u have no light constantly u 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, u 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 u 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 u 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. u 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 u teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?"
"If u are referring to the natural evolutionary
process, young man, yes, of course I do"
"Have u 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 endeavour, are u not teaching your opinion, sir? Are u 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 u were making earlier to the other student, let me give u 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 professor's brain, felt the professor's brain, touched of smelled 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 u have no brain, with all due respect, sir. So if science says u have no brain, h ow 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, u 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,
of 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 of the darkness that comes when there is no light."
The professor sat down.