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Old Jun 28, '12, 8:03 am
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TAKE TIME TO READ. It's worth reading it. Trust me
Professor : You are a Christian, arenít 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 didnít. How is this GOD good then? Hmm?

(Student was silent.)

Professor: You canít answer, can you ? Letís start again, young fella. Is GOD good?

Student : Yes.

Professor: Is satan good ?

Student : No.

Professor: Where does satan come from ?

Student : From Ö GOD Ö

Professor: Thatís right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?

Student : Yes.

Professor: Evil is everywhere, isnít 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, donít 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. Iím afraid I havenít.

Professor: Yet you still believe in Him?

Student : Yes.

Professor : According to Empirical, Testable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says your GOD doesnít 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 isnít.

(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 donít have anything called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we canít 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 isnít darkness?

Student : Youíre 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, isnít it? In reality, darkness isnít. If it is, well you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldnít 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 canít 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 Professorís brain?

(The class broke out into laughter. )

Student : Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professorís 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 youíll have to take them on faith, son.

Student : That is it sir Ö Exactly ! The link between man & GOD is FAITH. That is all that keeps things alive and moving.

P.S.

I believe you have enjoyed the conversation. And if so, youíll probably want your friends / colleagues to enjoy the same, wonít you?

Forward this to increase their knowledge Ö or FAITH.

By the way, that student was EINSTEIN.
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Old Jun 28, '12, 8:38 am
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Heb 11:1
Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen.
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Old Jun 28, '12, 9:21 am
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Pretty moving will definitely forward
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Old Jun 28, '12, 9:49 am
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Wasn't Einstein an agnostic, though born Jewish?

This is a great story, but that's all it is.

Don't believe everything you read on the internet.
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Old Jun 28, '12, 10:25 am
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Wasn't Einstein an agnostic, though born Jewish?

This is a great story, but that's all it is.

Don't believe everything you read on the internet.
Seemed to me like they were pretty rude to each other in this story. I'm not sure I want to think Einstein was so at a loss for words that he chose those. And he couldn't say the teacher egged him on to speak that way, or he would be admitting to being mentally weak.

Alan
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Old Jun 28, '12, 10:34 am
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Seemed to me like they were pretty rude to each other in this story. I'm not sure I want to think Einstein was so at a loss for words that he chose those. And he couldn't say the teacher egged him on to speak that way, or he would be admitting to being mentally weak.

Alan
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This is a fabricated story, written for the internet.

It starts off with "a Christian student" and ends with "the student was Einstein" which cannot be true. There are plenty of internet resources to refute the story.

Some may still find value in the story.
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Old Jun 28, '12, 11:55 am
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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?
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"As you see Me in this chalice, so I dwell in your heart." Divine Mercy of Jesus.
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Old Jun 28, '12, 5:07 pm
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Seemed to me like they were pretty rude to each other in this story. I'm not sure I want to think Einstein was so at a loss for words that he chose those. And he couldn't say the teacher egged him on to speak that way, or he would be admitting to being mentally weak.

Alan
The story wasvery funny and brilliant made up or not.
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Old Jun 28, '12, 5:36 pm
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Wasn't Einstein an agnostic, though born Jewish?

This is a great story, but that's all it is.

Don't believe everything you read on the internet.
http://www.time.com/time/specials/pa...936862,00.html
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Old Jun 29, '12, 8:04 am
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Pete-

Perhaps I stand corrected, although I feel these are rather soft statements coming from such a developed mind. He seems to be holding back or qualifying. You can make a case for either (or both).

In addition to what you posted, there are other excerpts from letters and books that both support and refute his (changing) beliefs in God. Among them:

Albert Einstein: God, Religion & Theology
Explaining Einstein's understanding of God as the Universe / Reality

A knowledge of the existence of something we cannot penetrate, of the manifestations of the profoundest reason and the most radiant beauty - it is this knowledge and this emotion that constitute the truly religious attitude; in this sense, and in this alone, I am a deeply religious man. (Albert Einstein)

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)

I believe in Spinoza's God who reveals himself in the orderly harmony of what exists, not in a God who concerns himself with the fates and actions of human beings. (Albert Einstein)
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Old Jun 29, '12, 9:32 am
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That is it sir Ö Exactly ! The link between man & GOD is FAITH. That is all that keeps things alive and moving.

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Well this is what my thread was about
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