Archive for October 11, 2011


An atheist professor of philosophy was speaking to his class on the problem Science had with God, The Almighty. He asked one of his new students to stand and the conversation went on like this :

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 God of yours good then ?
[Student was 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 thereafter 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 hall]

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 there at all. 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 them, 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.

I believe you have enjoyed the conversation. This is a true story, and the student was none other than …

APJ Abdul Kalam, the former President of India.

Here’s a joke one of my friend emailed me some days back 🙂

 

Mom comes to visit her son Kumar for dinner … who lives with a girl roommate, Sunita.

During the course of the meal, his mother couldn’t help but notice how pretty Kumar’s roommate was. She had long been suspicious of a relationship between the two, and this had only made her more curious. Over the course of the evening, while watching the two interact, she started to wonder if there was more between Kumar and his roommate than what met the eye.

Reading his mom’ s thoughts, Kumar volunteered, “I know what you must be thinking Mom, but I assure you, Sunita and I are just roommates.”

About a week later, Sunita came to Kumar saying, “Ever since your mother came to dinner, I’ve been unable to find the silver pickle jar. You don’t suppose she took it, do you?”

“Well, I doubt it, but I ‘ll email her, just to be sure.” So he sat down and wrote:

Dear Mother,
I am not saying that you did take the pickle jar from my house, I am not saying that you did not take the pickle jar. But the fact remains that it has been missing ever since you were here for dinner.

Love, Kumar

Several days later, Kumar received an email from his Mother which read:

Dear Son,
I am not saying that you do sleep with Sunita, and I am not saying that you do not sleep with Sunita. But the fact remains that if she were sleeping in her OWN bed, she would have found the pickle jar by now.

Love, Mum.

Moral of the Story ~ Don’t Lie to Your Mother, especially if she’s Indian ! 😀

Here’s an interesting and inspiring architechtural video of a Chinese hotel being built in a little lesser than 6 days. Jaw dropping !!

Amazing photos that were taken using the infra-red option in the camera. Hope you enjoy them !!

 

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