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The problem Science has with God

January 4, 2019

Did God create everything that exists, including evil?


Divine Life

A university atheist Professor of Philosophy was speaking to his class on the problem Science has with God the Almighty. He asked one of his new, Christian students to stand …

P: You are a Christian aren’t you, son?

S: Yes, sir.

P: So, you believe in God?

S: Absolutely, sir.

P: Is God good?

S: Sure:

P: Is God all-powerful?

S: Yes.

P: 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?

S: (Student was silent)

P: You can’t answer, can you? Let’s start again, young fella. Is God good?

S: Yes.

P: Is Satan good?

S: No.

P: Where does Satan come from?

S: From God.

P: That’s right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?

S: Yes.

P: Evil is everywhere, isn’t it? And God did make everything. Correct?

S: Yes.

P: So who created evil?

S: (Student did not answer)

P: Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don’t they?

S: Yes, sir.

P: Son, who created them?

S: (Student had no answer)

P: Science says you have five senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me son … Have you seen God?

S: No, sir.

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

S: No, sir.

P: Have you ever felt your God … tasted your God … smelt your God? Have you ever had any sensory perception of God for that matter?

S: No, sir. I’m afraid I haven’t.

P: Yet you still believe in him?

S: Yes.

P: According to empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, Science says your God doesn’t exist. What do you say to that, son?

S : Nothing. I only have my faith.

P: Yes, faith! And that is the problem Science has.

(The student began to shoot back at the professor)

S: Professor, is there such a thing as heat?

P: Yes.

S: And is there such a thing as cold?

P: Yes.

S: No, sir. There isn’t.

(The lecture theatre became very quiet with this turn of event)

S: 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 hall)

S: What about darkness, professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?

P: Yes. What is night if there isn’t darkness?

S: 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?

P: So what is the point you are making, young man?

S: Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.

P: Flawed? Can you explain how?

S: 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?

P: If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes … of course, I do.

S: 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)

S: 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 then not a Scientist but a Preacher?

(The class was in uproar)

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

(The class broke out into laughter)

S: 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 trust your lectures, sir?

(The room was silent. The Professor stared at the student, his face unfathomable)

P: I guess you’ll have to take them on faith, son.

S: That is it, sir … exactly!

The link between man and God is faith.
That is all that keeps things alive and moving.

The above dialogue is an extraction from the article below:

Did God create evil?

A University professor at a well known institution of higher learning challenged his students with this question. “Did God create everything that exists?”

A student bravely replied, “Yes he did!”

“God created everything?” The professor asked. “Yes sir, he certainly did,” the student replied.

The professor answered, “If God created everything; then God created evil. And, since evil exists, and according to the principle that our works define who we are, then we can assume God is evil.”

The student became quiet and did not answer the professor’s hypothetical definition. The professor, quite pleased with himself, boasted to the students that he had proven once more that the Christian faith was a myth.

Another student raised his hand and said, “May I ask you a question, professor?”

“Of course”, replied the professor.

The student stood up and asked, “Professor, does cold exist?”

“What kind of question is this? Of course it exists. Have you never been cold?”

The other students snickered at the young man’s question.

The young man replied, “In fact sir, cold does not exist. According to the laws of physics, what we consider cold is in reality the absence of heat. Every body or object is susceptible to study when it has or transmits energy, and heat is what makes a body or matter have or transmit energy. Absolute zero (-460 F) is the total absence of heat; and all matter becomes inert and incapable of reaction at that temperature. Cold does not exist. We have created this word to describe how we feel if we have no heat.”

The student continued, “Professor, does darkness exist?”

The professor responded, “Of course it does.”

The student replied, “Once again you are wrong sir, darkness does not exist either. Darkness is in reality the absence of light. Light we can study, but not darkness. In fact, we can use Newton’s prism to break white light into many colors and study the various wavelengths of each color. You cannot measure darkness. A simple ray of light can break into a world of darkness and illuminate it. How can you know how dark a certain space is? You measure the amount of light present. Isn’t this correct? Darkness is a term used by man to describe what happens when there is no light present.”

Finally the young man asked the professor, “Sir, does evil exist?”

Now uncertain, the professor responded, “Of course, as I have already said. We see it everyday. It is in the daily examples of man’s inhumanity to man. It is in the multitude of crime and violence everywhere in the world. These manifestations are nothing else but evil.

To this the student replied, “Evil does not exist, sir, or at least it does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It is just like darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe the absence of God. God did not create evil.”

So evil is the result of what happens when we CHOOSE to draw away from God. It’s like the cold that comes when there is no heat, or the darkness that comes when there is no light.

The Bible tells us that God ALONE is good (Matthew 19:17) and all goodness comes from God (James 1:17). This means that there is no place where true goodness can be found unless God is there.

But suppose there is no goodness present, what is it that remains? Evil remains! Where goodness exists evil cannot exist, but as soon as good is gone, immediately all that is present is evil.

So we can understand why God is referred to as “light.” When God’s spirit is present and God is in control, sin cannot remain. It is only when God’s spirit is withdrawn, when God is not in control that sin can appear.

Sin is in essence simply the condition which arises with the absence of God. It is that other side which manifests itself whenever the presence of God is withdrawn.


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