Friday, January 20, 2006

Did God create evil?

Did God create everything that exists? Does evil exist? 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 principal that our works define who we are, then we can assume God is evil." The student became quiet and did not respond to 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. Everybody 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 thattemperature. 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 k now 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. 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 man's name -- Albert Einstein

A true story.

11 comments:

Μαύρος Γάτος said...

And now, my dear Marialena, you'll tell us that life does not exist (because it is simply the absence of death)?????

Σ:)))))))))
Mauros Gatos Ponirosssssss

Marialena said...

Αγαπητέ (πονηρέ - συ είπας) Μαύρε Γάτε, I won't tell Υou or anybody else that life doesn't exist due to the absence of death, because I don't think the way Einstein did. The one think I will definitely tell you is that THERE'S ONLY ONE LIFE, LIVE IT! ;-}

Την καληνύχτα μου ή καλημέρα μου αναλόγως πότε θα διαβάσεις την απάντηση. Φιλάκια Αρτεμούτσικα, Μ.

elefantas said...

:)

polyvios eupatridis said...

και να φανταστείς πως ούτε που το είχα πάρει χαμπάρι. καλημέρα και από εδώ.

Marialena said...

@ Πολύβιος: Είδες σύμπτωση και γω που νόμιζα ότι είχες υπόψην σου αυτό το δημοσίευμα για να αναφερθείς στο σημερινό σου σχόλιο! Μικρός που είναι ο μπλογκόκοσμός μας, να σαι καλά! Μ.

newManifesto said...

άψογο

Marialena said...

@ New manifesto: thank you! if it wasn't for the brilliant thinking of Einstein, we wouldn't have known either! M.

phivos said...

According to young Einstein's conception, which I won't deny, these negative values are established off the absence of the opposite one.

However, knowing the luck of mastering the English language, by the Savant, at this early age, it is obvious to assume that he confuses the term God with the term Good, being the real opposite of Evil. Thus, the Evil is there where we have an absence of the Good!

;-)

Marialena said...

Phivos, bonsoir! That's a quite interesting point of view you are stating at your comment. Thank you for posting it and I am looking forward to hearing from you again!
Greetings to Paris, think Greek, M.

"M"scientist said...

I must admit I am fascinated and jealous by the exceptional thinking of a brilliant mind such as Albert Einstein. Even if you believe that his arguments are wrong, if everyone of us was thinking in the same way we wouldn’t believe everything we‘ve been told.

Marialena said...

Good day scientist! Yes, this is quite the case with the exceptional thinking of the mastermind of Einstein. Thank you for dropping by! M.