Is atheism a faith or the absence of faith?

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I found an exciting story (Source: unendlichgeliebt.de)

An atheist professor of philosophy taught his class about the problem that science has with God, the Almighty.He asked one of his new Christian students to get up and…

Professor: You’re a Christian, right?

Student:
Yes.

Professor:
So, you believe in God?

Student:
Absolutely.

Professor:
Is God good?

Student:
Sure.

Professor:
Is God almighty?

Student:
Yes.

Professor:
My brother died of cancer, even though he prayed to God to heal him.Most of us would at least try to help others who are sick. But God does not. How can this God be good then, hmm?

(The student remained silent…)

Professor: You can’t answer the question, right?Let’s start again from the beginning of the young man: Is God good?

Student:
Yes.

Professor:
Is the devil good?

Student:
No.

Professor:
Where does the devil come from?

Student:
From God.

Professor:
That’s true.Tell me, is there evil in this world?

Student:
Yes.

Professor:
Evil is everywhere, isn’t it?And God created everything, right?

Student:
Yes.

Professor:
So who created evil?

(The student did not answer…)

Professor: Is there illness?Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these things exist in this world, or not?

Student:
Yes, sir.

Professor:
So who created these things then?

(The student had no answer)

Professor: Science proves that you have 5 senses to identify and observe the world around you.Tell me, have you ever seen God?

Student:
No.

Professor:
Tell me, have you ever heard God?

Student:
No.

Professor:
Have you ever felt, tasted, smelled your God?Have you ever had a sensory perception of God?

Student:
No sir, I don’t have that.

Professor:
And yet you believe in God?

Student:
Yes.

Professor:
According to an empirical, test-rich and demonstrative protocol, science states that YOUR God does not exist.What do you say?

Student:
Nothing.I just have my faith.

Professor:
Yes… to believe.That’s the problem that science has…

Student:
Professor, isn’t there such a thing as heat?

Professor:
Yes.

Student:
And is that something like cold?

Professor:
Yes.

Student:
No sir, there is no such thing.

(The lecture hall became very quiet with the turning conversation)

Student: Sir, you can have a lot of heat, even more heat or even super heat, mega heat, white heat, a bit of heat or no heat at all.But there is no such thing as cold. We can reach -458 degrees Fahrenheit, which is not heat, but we can’t cross that limit. There is no such thing as the cold. The cold is a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure the cold. Heat is energy. The cold is not the opposite of the heat, sir, just the absence of it.

(In the lecture hall it was so quiet that you could have heard a needle fall)

Student: What about the darkness, sir?Is there such a thing as darkness?

Professor:
Yes. What is the night when there is no darkness?

Student:
You’re wrong again, sir.The darkness is the absence of something. You can have a bit of light, normal light, bright light or even bright light. But if you constantly have no light, then you have nothing and that is called darkness, right? So in reality there is no darkness. If it did, couldn’t you make the darkness even darker?

Professor: So, what do you mean by that, young man?

Student: Sir, what I mean by that is that their philosophical premise is patchy.

Professor: Sketchy?Can you explain to me why?

Student: Sir, you are working on the premise of duality.They claim that there is life and death, a good God and a bad God. They imagine God as something limited, as something that we can measure.
Sir, science can’t even explain a thought.It uses electricity, and magnetism, but has neither seen nor fully understood any of it.
Anyone who sees death as the opposite of life ignores the fact that death is not a substance.Death is not the opposite of life, only the absence of it. Now you’re telling me sir, are you teaching your students that they are descended from the monkey?

Professor: If you want to go beyond the theory of evolution: Yes, of course, I teach it.

Student: Have you seen evolution with your own eyes, sir?

(The professor shook his head with a smile, beginning to realize where this discussion would lead)

Student: If no one has seen evolution in the process and cannot prove that this process is a progressive endeavor, then don’t you teach your opinion, sir?Are you not a scientist, but a preacher?

(The class raged)

Student: Is there anyone in this room who has seen the professor’s brain?

(The class laughed)

Student: Is there anyone here who has felt, heard, touched or smelled the professor’s brain?

No one seems to have done it.So, according to the established rules of empirical, stable and demonstrative protocol, science says that you don’t have a brain, sir.

With all due respect sir, how can we trust your lessons, sir?

(The lecture hall was quiet.The professor stared at the student, his face unfathomable.)

Professor: I guess you have to take them by faith, boy.

Student: That’s it, sir!Exactly! The connection between man and God is GLAUBE. That’s the only thing that keeps things alive and drives them.

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