Are You a Christian?

Professor: You are a Christian, aren’t 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 didn’t. How is this GOD good then? Hmm?

(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?

(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?

(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. 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, 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 theater.)

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, flashing light. But if you have no light constantly, you 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 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?

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 Professor’s brain?

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

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

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


I believe you have enjoyed the conversation. And if so, you’ll probably want your friends/colleagues to enjoy the same, won’t you?

Forward this to increase their knowledge … or FAITH.

By the way, that student was EINSTEIN.


  1. Ken says:

    Love the story. Anyone know if the student realy was Einstien?


  2. Jim says:

    This is on, it’s been fake since it first started in 1999. Wouldn’t expect any Christians to look that up though, they just take it on faith that it’s true and repost it all over facebook.


  3. Me says:

    What a crock. It is this kind of reasoning that illustrates the reason why we need to keep religion out of government and our education system.

    When you take the temperature down to absolute zero, atoms stand still. You can go below absolute zero however, but instead of getting colder, the atoms get hotter and the atoms act in a bizarre fashion, expanding rather than shrinking. Like the universe. You could say there is an absence of heat, but that would be wrong. Heat is a state of excited atoms. The atoms never leave. The slow down, they stand still, or they speed up, but they continue to exist. Therefore, there is no such thing as cold as a seperate entity, but rather spectrum of gradiation. Cold is not the absence of heat. It is a state that is still heat just label cold in relation to our pain threshold. Cold is a point of relativity, relative to only creatures who measure it.

    Light is similarly defined. Einstein stated that there is no darkness, just an absence of light, but that is a very general way of stating it. What we term light is nothing but the visible portion of a wave. A wave of radiation. Though we label it darkness, there is radiation everywhere in the universe. We may not be able to see the radiation with our naked eye, but that raditiation is rebounding off matter everywhere. In one spectrum or another, there is always light. Darkness, like cold, is relative and only relative to those creatures who can detect and quantify it. Darkness as we know it is just a gradiation of light. It’s our eyes that force us to label it darkness. Our inability to register it.

    Evolution occurs over too long a period to record it happening. The only way to know that it has h appened is to compare the before and the after and this we can do. With fossil records. All it requires is that you trust the tools, the proven laws of science, and the established scientific methods. That can be called faith, but it is a different kind of faith than religion utilizes. Faith is not a sword to be waved around to prove a point. Faith is confidence in the veracity of the data presented. However, unlike religious faith, scientific faith must be tested regularly and discarded when necessary.

    Life and death are states of being. Life is a state of being in which matter and atoms perform in a specific way working as a machine. Death is state in which matter and atoms no longer work in concert forming the machine it once comprised.

    In all of our suppositions as to how man kind and all life came to be, science tells us one, and only one, irrefutable fact: We don’t have enough data available to speak of our orgins with any kind of veracity. You can’t prove there is a god and we can’t prove there isn’t. We can prove that the gods presented to the scientific communites most likely don’t exist. We have clues. It is only our egotism and laziness that forces us to define the unknown variable that is our point of origin.


  4. Rather silly. We CAN see brains, and even have direct evidence of their activity in a living being. Not a problem. Evolution? Yep. We can watch that, too. It’s a lot faster on a smaller level, and bacteria can show us huge steps of evolution very quickly, as an example. The story’s professor mistakes about light and heat don’t mean that science isn’t correct about them … that’s the tool the story’s student used to correct him after all: science. A person being incorrect doesn’t make the truth less true.


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