November 12, 2006

Did God create evil?

Did God create evil? (side note from vwbug: I found this an interesting read whether truly said or not... also, God created evil... it's called healthy small children and really sick parents.... definitely 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 principal 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 (-460F) 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.

Posted by vw bug at November 12, 2006 04:52 PM | TrackBack

Amazing! Good Blog!

Posted by: Lemon Stand at November 12, 2006 07:07 PM

Well posted sis. Food for thought.

Posted by: Tink at November 12, 2006 07:18 PM

Good one!

Hope you're feeling better...! I'm swilling NyQuil, and it's keeping me sane... ;)

Posted by: pam at November 12, 2006 07:20 PM

yes, I hate it also he's well and I'm sick. Once he even sat on my stomach to wake me up and I puked in bed. iuk! thank God for waterproof mattress covers.

Posted by: michele at November 13, 2006 01:38 AM

Very good blog.

Posted by: oddybobo at November 13, 2006 09:36 AM

Excellent post, VW. Excellent.

Posted by: Richmond at November 13, 2006 04:28 PM

Excellent. Thanks.

Posted by: physics geek at November 15, 2006 05:34 PM