An Interesting Conversation Between a Lecturer & a Student

An atheist professor of philosophy speaks to his class

on the problem science has with God, The Almighty.

He asks one of his new Muslim students to stand
and…..

Professor: You are a Muslim, aren’t you, son?

Student : Yes, sir.

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 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.

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?…forward them to increase
their knowledge…

Have a nice day…