Does God Exist?

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This is a famous legendary conversation that supposedly took place between Albert Einstein and his atheist professor about the existence of God. Even though many refute the claim that Einstein really did participate in such a discussion at all, this conversation is still worth the read. There are many versions of this story available on the internet. This one however, describes the world of duality of which we all experience with our five senses with a tinge of humour.

Professor: Do 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?

(The 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 ?

(The 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 ?

(The 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.

Professor: Tell us if you have ever heard your God?

Student: No.

Professor: Have you ever felt, tasted, or even smelled 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?

Professor: Yes.

Student: And is there such a thing as cold?

Professor: Yes.

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; 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 cannot go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold. "Cold" is only a word that 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 theatre)

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, or even flashing light. But if you have no light constantly, you would 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 that 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 that 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, but 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 realise where the argument was going)

Student: Since no one has ever personally 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?

Student: Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor’s brain?

(The class burst into laughter)

Student: Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor’s brain, felt it, touched or smelled 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 are we supposed to trust your lectures?

(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: Exactly! The link between man & God is FAITH. That is all that keeps things alive and moving.

Copyright © 2012 Sandhya Maarga Holistic Living Resources
Holistic Living Annex (AUGUST 2012)

2 Responses for “ Does God Exist?”

  1. Spiritual Seeker says:

    Thought provoking... wow... is faith all that binds us.. how do we recognize the inner voice in a field of loud thoughts and emotions?

  2. @Spiritual Seeker, the entire universe exists because you believe in it. Your worldly experiences appear are only the reflection of the beliefs you have faith in in your mind. The only way one can listen to the inner voice is to still the mind. The inner voice cannot be heard when mental chatter still exists. The best one can do is to meditate to silent the inner chatter.


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