Professor : You are a Christian, aren’t you, son ?
Student : Yes, sir.
Professor: So, you believe in GOD ?
Student : Absolutely, sir.
Professor : Is GOD good ?
Student : Sure.
Professor: Is GOD all powerful ?
Student : Yes.
Professor: 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 was silent.)
Professor: You can’t answer, can you ? Let’s start again, young fella. Is GOD good?
Student : Yes.
Professor: Is satan good ?
Student : No.
Professor: Where does satan come from ?
Student : From … GOD …
Professor: That’s right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?
Student : Yes.
Professor: Evil is everywhere, isn’t it ? And GOD did make everything. Correct?
Student : Yes.
Professor: So who created evil ?
(Student did not answer.)
Professor: Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don’t they?
Student : Yes, sir.
Professor: So, who created them ?
(Student had no answer.)
Professor: 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.
Professor: Tell us if you have ever heard your GOD?
Student : No , sir.
Professor: 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.
Professor: Yet you still believe in Him?
Student : Yes.
Professor : 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.
Professor: Yes, faith. And that is the problem Science has.
Student : Professor, is there such a thing as heat?
Student : And is there such a thing as cold?
Student : No, sir. There isn’t.
(The lecture theater became 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 was pin-drop silence in the lecture theater.)
Student : What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?
Professor: 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 is, well you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn’t you?
Professor: So what is the point you are making, young man ?
Student : Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.
Professor: 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?
Professor: 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 shook his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument was 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 was in uproar.)
Student : Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor’s brain?
(The class broke 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 was silent. The Professor stared at the student, his face unfathomable.)
Professor: I guess you’ll have to take them on faith, son.
Student : That is it sir … Exactly ! The link between man & GOD is FAITH. That is all that keeps things alive and moving.
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 this to increase their knowledge … or FAITH.
By the way, that student was EINSTEIN.
Thoughts on this
awesome share going around?
Ah yes again with the "clever" christian stories. They always have a little story, a little statement, a little stupid joke or a little play on words to get all the little people to buy into their bs. I don't care! I do not and will not ever believe a god. A god would literally have to come and tap me on the shoulder and then prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that it was real. Then and only then after I had something to measure it by could I have faith in it's power or rulings. Faith is a word misused often to hide ones ignorance.
Ben - Mark Twain once wrote, "Faith is believin' what you know ain't so."
First, Einstein was not an atheist in the sense we understand it. He probably wasn't a complete theist the way Christians understand it, either.
Anyway, where's the footnote. I don't think anyone had a tape recorder with them so what evidence do we have that this happened at all?
Was just about to post a blog about this but you beat me to it. I've since shared the fact that Einstein was, in fact, not involved in this conversation with the girl who posted it. Let's see how she reacts.
FB is dangerous if not held in check. Any real friend I have I can email, shit I can even send the same email to a lot of friends. Why is FB needed at all?
That whole banter was invented and is not real. Einstein did not believe in Yahweh by any definition of any of the three great Abrahamic religions. Einstein was a Pantheist, which is just sexed-up Atheism. No personal god.
This crap is very old. The reason they say its Einstein is to give the "argument" some weight (by appeal to authority).... it goes to the recycle bin as another theistic failure
Oh Gawd.... I saw this on another person's facebook page a while back. It made me want to barf. I no longer get status updates from this person in my news feed because I don't want to start religious debates on facebook I only like the site for keeping in touch with far away friends anyways and I know how tempted I'd be to star something if i kept receiving their updates.
isnt it fascinating tho how something like this reinforces their delusions? Its all about absorbing what neatly plugs into their perceived reality, however skewed it might actually be. what a large price we all pay for their blissful ignorance. pass the beer nuts
What a load of pretentious lying bollox. Even if it were true it would still be irrelevant:
"It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious convictions, a lie which is being systematically repeated. I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it." (Albert Einstein, 1954, The Human Side, edited by Helen Dukas and Banesh Hoffman, Princeton University Press)
Sounds like an Urban Legend to me -- theists tend to do things like this, as I believe this example from my website demonstrates:
One thing I recall vividly from childhood was the story of how the Father of America, George Washington, when just a child himself, received a new hatchet for his birthday. Anxious to try it out, little George surveyed the rows of blossoming cherry trees lining his father's long, winding driveway. Choosing one of these, he commenced to break up the set by using his hatchet and chopping it down. Obviously his father noticed its absence on the buggyride up the driveway to the house, as he returned from a long day at the office, located his young son, and asked him about it. We all know Little George's famous reply, "Father, I cannot tell a lie - I did it with my little hatchet."
Once upon a time in America, in 1800, there was a "gentleman," and I use the term ever so loosely, named Weems. Reverend Mason Locke Weems, it seems, was not only a pastor but also, each in its turn, a sailor, a medical student, an accomplished player of the fiddle, author, and a traveling seller of books. During his pastoring days, which occurred sporadically whenever book sales were down, he found himself teaching a Sunday School class in addition to his regular duties predicting hellfire and damnation. He wanted his wide-eyed young class to learn the evil of telling lies, so he concocted the story of young Washington as a shining example of the reward for always being truthful. He taught his lesson of truthfulness by fabricating a lie and passing it on to innocent little minds, a lie so convincing, that generations later, that lie could still be found in reputable text books designed to educate other little children.
Take such theist "object lessons" with a very large grain of salt --
"Father, I cannot tell a lie - I did it with my little hatchet."
@ archaeopteryx - Ha ha. I remember when I was a kid and I found out this was not a true story. I was disappointed that I had been duped for so long.