Science vs. Jesus Christ...An Answer
"Let me explain the problem science has with Jesus Christ."
The atheist professor of philosophy pauses before his class and then asks one of his new students to stand.
"You're a Christian, aren't you, son?"
"So you believe in God?"
"Is God all-powerful? Can God do anything?"
The professor grins knowingly. "Ahh! THE BIBLE!"
He considers for a moment.
Let's say there's a sick person over here and you can
cure him. You can do it. Would you help them? Would you try?"
"Why not say that?
"He doesn't, does he?
My brother was a Christian who died of cancer even though he prayed to Jesus to heal him.
How is this Jesus good? Hmmm?
Can you answer that one?"
The elderly man is sympathetic.
He takes a sip of water from a glass on his desk to give the student time to relax. In philosophy, you have to go easy with the new ones.
"Let's start again, young fella."
"Is Satan good?"
"Where does Satan come from?"
The student falters."From... God..."
The elderly man runs his bony fingers through his thinning hair and turns to the smirking, student audience.
"I think we're going to have a lot of fun this semester, ladies and gentlemen."
"Tell me, son. Is there evil in this world?"
"Who created evil?
"Is there sickness in this world? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness. All the terrible things - do they exist in this world? "
The student squirms on his feet. "Yes."
"Who created them? "
The professor suddenly shouts at his student.
"WHO CREATED THEM? TELL ME, PLEASE!"
The professor closes in for the kill and climbs into the Christian's face. In a still small voice:
"God created all evil, didn't He,son?"
The student tries to hold the steady, experienced gaze and fails. Suddenly the lecturer breaks away to pace the front of the classroom like an aging panther.The class is mesmerized.
"Tell me," he continues, "How is it that this God is good if He created all evil throughout all time?"
The professor swishes his arms around to encompass the wickedness of the world.
"All the hatred, the brutality, all the pain, all the torture, all the death and
ugliness and all the suffering created by this good God is all over the
world, isn't it,young man?"
"Don't you see it all over the place? Huh?"
The professor leans into the student's face again and whispers,
"Do you believe in Jesus Christ, son?"
The student's voice betrays him and cracks.
The old man shakes his head sadly.
"Science says you have five senses you use
to identify and observe the world around you. Have you? "
"Have you ever felt your Jesus, tasted your Jesus or smelt yourJesus...in
fact, do you have any sensory perception of your God whatsoever?"
"Answer me, please."
"You're AFRAID... you haven't?"
"That takes FAITH!"
The professor smiles sagely at the underling.
"According to the rules of empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science
says your God doesn't exist. What do you say to that, son? Where is your God
"Sit down, please."
Another Christian raises his hand.
The professor turns and smiles.
The Christian looks around the room.
Is there such thing as heat?"
"Is there such a thing as cold?"
The professor's grin freezes. The room suddenly goes very cold.
Heat we can measure in thermal units because heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it."
Silence. A pen drops somewhere in the classroom.
"Is there such a thing as darkness, professor?"
"So you say there is such a thing as darkness?"
"You're wrong again, sir.
That's the meaning we use to define the word.
In reality, Darkness isn't. If it were, you would be able to make darkness
darker and give me a jar of it.
"Despite himself, the professor smiles at the young effrontery before him. This will indeed be a good semester. Would you mind telling us what your point is, young man?"
"Yes, professor. My point is, your philosophical premise is flawed to start with and so your conclusion must be in error...."
The professor goes toxic.
"Sir, may I explain what I mean?"
"Explain... oh, explain..."
You are working on the premise of duality," the Christian explains.
example there is life and then there's death; a good God and a bad God.
Sir, science cannot even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism but has never seen, much less fully understood them.
To view death as the
opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing.
The young man holds up a newspaper he takes from the desk of a neighbor who has been reading it.
"Here is one of the most disgusting tabloids this country
hosts, professor. Is there such a thing as immorality?"
You see, immorality is merely the absence of morality. Is there such thing as injustice?
No. Injustice is the absence of justice.
Is there such a thing as evil?"
The Christian pauses.
"Isn't evil the absence of good?"
The professor's face has turned an alarming color. He is so angry he is temporarily speechless.
The Christian continues.
The Bible tells us it is to see if each one of us will, of our own freewill, choose good over evil."
The professor bridles.
I would have thought that the absence of God's moral code in this world is probably one of the most observable phenomena going," the Christian replies.
"Newspapers make billions of dollars reporting it every week!
"If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, young man, yes, of course I do."
"Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?"
The professor makes a sucking sound with his teeth and gives his student a silent, stony stare.
"Professor, since no-one has ever observed the process of
evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an ongoing endeavor,
are you not teaching your opinion, sir?
I'll overlook your impudence in the light of our philosophical discussion. Now, have you quite finished?" the professor hisses.
"So you don't accept God's moral code to do what is righteous?"
"Ahh! SCIENCE!" the student's face splits into a grin.
"Sir, you rightly state
that science is the study of observed phenomena. Science too is a premise
which is flawed..."
The class is in uproar.
"To continue the point you were making earlier to the other student, may I give you an example of what I mean?"
The professor wisely keeps silent.
The Christian looks around the room.
The class breaks out in laughter.
The Christian points towards his elderly, crumbling tutor.
No one appears to have done so. The Christian shakes his head sadly.
"It appears no one here has had any sensory perception of the demonstrable protocol, science, I DECLARE that the professor has no brain."
The class is in chaos.
The Christian sits... because that is what a chair is for.
No matter how atheists try to explain away the existence of God, they will never be able to. One day they will know without a shadow of a doubt that Jesus Christ is Lord of Lords and King of Kings!
There will be no atheists in Hell...Think about it !....