Sunday, August 30, 2009

A Conversation



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: You can't answer, can you? Let's start again, young fella. Is God good?
Student: Yes.

Prof: Is Satan good?
Student : No.

Prof: Where does Satan come from?
Student: From...God....

Prof: That's right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?
Student: Yes.

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?
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.

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 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.





NB: I believe you have enjoyed the conversation....and if so...you'll probably want your friends/colleagues to enjoy the same...won't you? you can share this wonderful conversation to them.... this is a true story, and the the student was APJ Abdul Kalam, The Well Know Nuclear Scientist and also The Former President of India.

22 comments:

  1. wow..standing applause buat murid yang bisa kasih pemaparan begitu detail dan akhirnya bisa mematahkan teori yang diutarakan si profesor. btw..kayaknya si profesor atheis nih :p

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  2. ehehehe..henny jadi yang pertama nih mbak. horaaayyy!!!

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  3. klenger mbak elsa..boso linggis....

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  4. kemringet aku sa.. moco boso londo..
    tapi percakapan ini ancen tob bgt :)

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  5. faith is keyakinan

    jadi yang menghubungan manusia dan Tuhan ialah keyakinan.
    bukan begitu, mba elsa?

    hehehe...

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  6. halooo pa kabar nih bu??
    bagus banget dah postingannya...

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  7. mudah2an prof nya bukan ijopunkjutee ya....hihihiiiih.....

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  8. Percakapan yang menarik dan menggugah mereka2 yang selalu membandingkan TUHAN dengan ciptaan-Nya (science). Jadi nambah pengetahuan bagaimana menjawab pertanyaan kaum atheis ^_^

    Thanks a lot....

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  9. "Bismillahirrahmanirrahiiiiiiim.
    yups yups yups

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  10. walopun pake boso linggis yang pating blipet, daku cuma bisa bilang

    "prof kok ngawur gitu"

    jahahahaha

    kaborrr.... dulu ah mo tarawehan

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  11. assalamualaikum,
    percakapan yang menarik, sarat makna ttg sebuah keyakinan. meski sy membacanya sdkt terbata mbak..he...he..
    wassalam

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  12. confused to put in english or bahasa, by the way there is nice article how to find out the answered of god...walah jadi sok inggris pula (blepotan jadinya) heee....salam.

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  13. Murid itu siapa namanya mbak?? two thumbs dech buat sang murid...

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  14. kabooooooorrr dulu

    blom selese baca
    mo bukaan

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  15. mohon ijin menerjemahkannya boleh ga untuk kuposting?

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  16. Wualah,
    ... seh mnarik postingan es deganmu puasa tahun dulu, .. he he he

    padune rak mudeng aku moco, ... ;-p

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  17. bismillah, suwe ga menggok mrene, coz ganti jalur FB-an :. Apakabar nJombang?

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  18. salam kenal, mbak. Artikelnya bagus banget. Boleh aku sadur buat diposting di blogku?

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  19. Elsa, aku sdh posting artikel ini, yg aku terjemahin tp gak komplet krn takut kepanjangan. Thanks ya...

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jangan lupa baca Basmalah sebelum komen...
"Bismillahirrahmanirrahiiiiiiim......"

and please, ANONYMOUS is not allowed.