This has a thought provoking message no matter how you believe. Does
The university professor 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," the student replied.
The professor answered, "If God created
everything, then God created evil since evil exists, and according to
the principal that our works define who we are then God is evil."
The student became quiet before such an answer.
The professor was quite pleased with himself and
boasted to the students that he had proven once more that the Christian
faith was a myth.
Another student raised his hand and said, "Can I
ask you a question professor?" "Of course", replied the
professor. The student stood up and asked, "Professor, does cold
"What kind of question is this? Of course it
exists. Have you never been cold?" The 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. Everybody and every 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 degrees F) is
the total absence of heat; 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 too little heat.
The student continued. "Professor, does darkness
The professor responded, "Of course it
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 every day. It is in the daily
example 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. Evil is
not like faith, or love, that exist just as does light and heat. Evil is
the result of what happens when man does not have God's love present in
his heart. It's like the cold that comes when there is no heat or the
darkness that comes when there is no light."
The professor sat down.
The young mans name --- Albert Einstein