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Why Science Fails to Explain God

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Why Science Fails to Explain God? Professor: "Professing to be wise, they became fools . . .. ""LET ME EXPLAIN THE problem science has with God." Narrator: The atheist professor of philosophy pauses before his class and then asks one of his new students to stand. Professor: "You're a Muslim, aren't you, son?" Muslim: "Yes, sir." Professor: "So you believe in God?" Muslim: "Absolutely." Professor: "Is God good?" Muslim: "Sure! God's good." Professor: "Is God all-powerful? Can God do anything?" Muslim: "Yes." Professor: "Are you good or evil?" Muslim: "The Koran says I'm not always so good." Narrator: The Professor grins knowingly. Professor: "Ahh! THE KORAN!" Narrator: He considers for a moment. Professor: "Here's one for you. Let's say there's a sick person over here and you can cure him. You can do it. Would you help them? "Would you try?" Muslim: "Yes sir, I would." Professor: "So you're good...!" Muslim: "I wouldn't say that." Professor: "Why not say that? You would help a sick and maimed person if you could... in fact most of us would if we could... but God doesn't. Narrator: [No answer.] Professor: "He doesn't, does he? My brother was a Muslim who died of cancer even though he prayed to God to heal him. How is this God good? Hmmm? Can you answer that one?" Narrator: [No answer] The elderly man is sympathetic. Professor: "No, you can't, can you?" Narrator: He takes a sip of water from a glass on his desk to give the student time to relax. In philosophy, you have to go easy with the new ones. Professor: "Let's start again, young fella." "Is God good?" Muslim: "Er... Yes." Professor: "Is Satan good?" Muslim: "No." Professor: "Where does Satan come from?" The student falters. Muslim: "From... God..." Professor: "That's right. God made Satan, didn't he?" Narrator: The elderly man runs his bony fingers through his thinning hair and turns to the smirking, student audience. ...read more.

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Death is not the opposite of life, merely the absence of it." Narrator: The young man holds up a newspaper he takes from the desk of a neighbor who has been reading it. Muslim 2: "Here is one of the most disgusting tabloids this country hosts, professor. Is there such a thing as immorality?" Professor: "Of course there is, now look..." Muslim 2: "Wrong again, sir. You see, immorality is merely the absence of morality. Is there such thing as injustice? No. Injustice is the absence of justice. Is there such a thing as evil?" Narrator: The Muslim pauses. Muslim 2:"Isn't evil the absence of good?" Narrator: The professor's face has turned an alarming color. He is so angry he is temporarily speechless. The Muslim continues. Muslim 2: "If there is evil in the world, professor, and we all agree there is, then God, if he exists, must be accomplishing a work through the agency of evil. What is that work, God is accomplishing? The Bible tells us it is to see if each one of us will, of our own free will, choose good over evil." Narrator: The professor bridles. Professor: "As a philosophical scientist, I don't vie this matter as having anything to do with any choice; as a realist, I absolutely do not recognize the concept of God or any other theological factor as being part of the world equation because God is not observable." "I would have thought that the absence of God's moral code in this world is probably one of the most observable phenomena going," Narrator: The Muslim replies. Muslim 2: "Newspapers make billions of dollars reporting it every week! Tell me, professor. Do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?" Professor: "If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, young man, yes, of course I do." Muslim 2: "Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?" ...read more.

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Can you answer my questions? Scholar: I am one of Allah's slaves and insha-Allah (God willing), I will be able to answer your questions. Young man: Are you sure? A lot of professors and experts were not able to answer my questions. Scholar: I will try my best, with the help of Allah (SubHana Wan Ta`ala). Young Man: I have three questions: 1. Does God exist? If so, show me His shape. 2. What is taqd�r (fate)? 3. If Shaitan (Devil) was created from the fire, why at the end he will be thrown to hell that also created from fire. It certainly will not hurt him at all, since Shaitan (Devil) and the hell were created from fire. Did God not think of it this far? Suddenly, the Scholar slapped the young man's face very hard. Young Man (feeling pain): Why do you get angry at me? Scholar: I am not angry. The slap is my answer to your three questions. Young Man: I really don't understand. Scholar: How do you feel after I slapped you? Young Man: Of course, I felt the pain. Scholar: So do you believe that pain exists? Young Man: Yes. Scholar: Show me the shape of the pain! Young Man: I cannot. Scholar: That is my first answer. All of us feel God's existence without being able to see His shape. Last night, did you dream that you would be slapped by me? Young Man: No. Scholar: Did you ever think that you would get a slap from me, today? Young Man: No. Scholar: That is taqd�r (fate). My hand that I used to slap you, what is it created from? Young Man: It is created from skin. Scholar: How about your face, what is it created from? Young Man: Skin. Scholar: How do you feel after I slapped you? Young Man: In pain. Scholar: Even though Shaitan (Devil) and also the hell were created from the fire, if Allah wants, insha-Allah (God willing), the hell will become a very painful place for Shaitan (Devil). Narrator: The Muslim sits... Because that is what a chair is for. ...read more.

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