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Faith - Link Between Man and God

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  1. aishu22

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    Hi Ilites,
    Its a ondeful piece of conversation between a Professor and Student. If it was posted earlier in this forum sincere apologies.

    Read on......

    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?
    Student: Sure.
    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: 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?
    Student: Yes.
    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.
    Now the student said can I ask something to you Professor.
    Student: Professor, is there such a thing as heat?
    Prof: Yes.
    Student : And is there such a thing as cold?
    Prof: Yes.
    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 its 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 endeavour, 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. .
    WANT TO KNOW WHO THAT STUDENT WAS?
    This is a true story, and the student was none other than
    DR. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

     
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