|WHY SCIENCE FAILS TO EXPLAIN GOD?
At an educational institution: Professing to be wise, they became fools ...
"LET ME EXPLAIN THE problem science has with God." The atheist professor of
philosophy pauses before his class and then asks one of his new students to stand.
"You're a Muslim, aren't you, son?"
"So you believe in God?"
"Is God good?"
"Sure! God's good."
"Is God all-powerful? Can God do anything?"
The professor grins knowingly and considers for a moment.
"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?"
"Yes sir, I would."
"So you're good...!"
"I wouldn't say that."
Why not say that? You would help a sick and maimed person if you could in fact most of us
would if we could... God doesn't.
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?"
The elderly man is sympathetic. "No, you can't, can you?" 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.
Let's start again, young fella." "Is God good?"
"Is Satan good?"
"Where does Satan come from?"
The student falters. From... God...
That's right. God made Satan, didn't he? The elderly man runs his bony fingers through his
thinning hair and turns to the smirking, student audience. "I think we're going to
have a lot of fun this semester, ladies and gentlemen."
He turns back to the Muslim. "Tell me, son. Is there evil in this world?"
"Evil's everywhere, isn't it? Did God make everything?"
Who created evil?
Is there sickness in this world? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All the terrible things -
do they exist in this world?"
The student squirms on his feet. "Yes."
Who created them? "
The professor suddenly shouts at his student. "WHO CREATED THEM? TELL ME,
The professor closes in for the kill and climbs into the Muslim's face. In a still small
voice: "God created all evil, didn't He, son?"
The student tries to hold the steady, experienced gaze and fails.
Suddenly the lecturer breaks away to pace the front of the classroom like an aging
The class is mesmerised.
"Tell me," he continues. How is it that this God is good if He created all evil
throughout all time?
The professor swishes his arms around to encompass the wickedness of the world.
All the hatred, the brutality, all the pain, all the torture, all the death and ugliness
and all the suffering created by this good God is all over the world, isn't it, young man?
Don't you see it all over the place? Huh? Pause. "Don't you?"
The professor leans into the student's face again and whispers, Is God good?"
"Do you believe in God, son?"
The student's voice betrays him and cracks. "Yes, professor. I do."
The old man shakes his head sadly. "Science says you have five senses you use to
identify and observe the world around you. You have never seen God. Have you?
"No, sir. I've never seen Him."
"Then tell us if you've ever heard your God?"
"No, sir. I have not."
"Have you ever felt your God, tasted your God or smelt your God...in fact,do you have
any sensory perception of your God whatsoever?"
"Answer me, please."
"No, sir, I'm afraid I haven't."
"You're AFRAID... you haven't?"
"Yet you still believe in him?"
"That takes FAITH!" The professor smiles sagely at the underling. According to
the rules of empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your God doesn't
exist. What do you say to that, son? Where is your God now?"
[The student doesn't answer]
"Sit down, please."
The Muslim sits...Defeated.
Another Muslim raises his hand. "Professor, may I address the class?"
The professor turns and smiles. "Ah, another Muslim in the vanguard! Come,come, young
man. Speak some proper wisdom to the gathering."
The Muslim looks around the room. "Some interesting points you are making, sir. Now
I've got a question for you.
"Is there such thing as heat?"
Yes, the professor replies. "There's heat."
"Is there such a thing as cold?"
"Yes, son, there's cold too."
"No, sir, there isn't."
The professor's grin freezes. The room suddenly goes very cold. The second Muslim
You can have lots of heat, even more heat, super-heat, mega-heat, white heat, a little
heat or no heat but we don't have anything called 'cold'. We can hit 458 degrees below
zero, which is no heat, but we can't go any further after that. There is no such thing as
cold, otherwise we would be able to go colder than 458 - - You see, sir, cold is only a
word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. "Heat we can
measure in thermal units because heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir,
just the absence of it."
Silence. A pin drops somewhere in the classroom.
"Is there such a thing as darkness, professor?"
"That's a dumb question, son. What is night
if it isn't darkness? What are you getting at...?
"So you say there is such a thing as darkness?"
"You're wrong again, sir. Darkness is not something, it is the absence of something.
You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light but if you have no
light constantly you have nothing and it's called darkness, isn't it? That's the meaning
we use to define the word. In reality, Darkness isn't. If it were, you would be able to
make darkness darker and give me a jar of it. Can you...give me a jar of darker darkness,
Despite himself, the professor smiles at the young effrontery before him.This will indeed
be a good semester. "Would you mind telling us what your point is, young man?"
"Yes, professor. My point is, your philosophical premise is flawed to start with and
so your conclusion must be in error...."
"The professor goes toxic. "Flawed...? How dare you...!"
"Sir, may I explain what I mean?"
The class is all ears.
"Explain... oh, explain..." The professor makes an admirable effort to regain
control. Suddenly he is affability itself. He waves his hand to silence the class, for the
student to continue.
"You are working on the premise of duality," the Muslim explains. That for
example there is life and then there's death; a good God and a bad God. You are viewing
the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, science cannot even
explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism but has never seen, much less fully
understood them. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that
death cannot exist as a substantive thing.
"Death is not the opposite of life, merely the absence of it." The young man
holds up a newspaper he takes from the desk of a neighbour who has been reading it.
"Here is one of the most disgusting tabloids this country hosts, professor. Is there
such a thing as immorality?"
"Of course there is, now look..."
"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?" The Muslim pauses. "Isn't evil the absence of good?"
The professor's face has turned an alarming colour. He is so angry he is temporarily
The Muslim continues. "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? Islam tells us it is to see if each one of us
will, choose good over evil."
The professor bridles. "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," the Muslim replies. "Newspapers
make billions of dollars reporting it every week! Tell me, professor. Do you teach your
students that they evolved from a monkey?"
"If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, young man, yes,of course I
"Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?"
The professor makes a sucking sound with his teeth and gives his student a silent, stony
"Professor. Since no-one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and
cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavour, are you not teaching your
opinion, sir? Are you now not a scientist, but a priest?"
"I will overlook your impudence in the light of our philosophical discussion. Now,
have you quite finished?" the professor hisses.
"So you don't accept God's moral code to do what is righteous?"
"I believe in what is - that's science!"
"Ahh! SCIENCE!" the student's face splits into a grin. "Sir, you rightly
state that science is the study of observed phenomena. Science too is a premise which is
"SCIENCE IS FLAWED..?" the professor splutters.
The class is in uproar.The Muslim remains standing until the commotion has subsided.
"To continue the point you were making earlier to the other student, may I give you
an example of what I mean?"
The professor wisely keeps silent. The Muslim looks around the room. "Is there anyone
in the class who has ever seen air, Oxygen, molecules, atoms, the professor's brain?"
The class breaks out in laughter. The Muslim points towards his elderly, crumbling tutor.
Is there anyone here who has ever heard the professor's brain... felt the professor's
brain, touched or smelt the professor's brain?" No one appears to have done so. The
Muslim shakes his head sadly. It appears no-one here has had any sensory perception of the
professor's brain whatsoever. Well, according to the rules of empirical, stable,
demonstrable protocol, science, I DECLARE that the professor has no brain."
NOW IT IS EVERYONE'S CHANCE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ISLAM, ABOUT GOD, ABOUT THE PURPOSE OF
Existence, creation & life, ABOUT THE PROPHETS OF GOD, & ABOUT HIS HOLY BOOKS,
ESPECIALLY THE HOLY QUR'AAN. THEN IT IS YOUR CHOICE TO BECOME A MUSLIM, OR NOT. ALLAH SAYS
IN THE HOLY: "THERE IS NO COMPULSION IN RELIGION "
There is no compulsion in religion; truly the right way has become clearly distinct from
error; And he who rejects false deities and believes in Allaah (The God) has grasped a
firm handhold which will never break. And Allah is ALL-Hearing, All-Knowing. Allah is the
Protecting Guardian of those who believe. He brings them out of the darkness into the
light; As for those who disbelieve, their guardians are false deities. They bring them out
of light into darkness..."
AL-QUR'AAN (CHAPTER # 2, VERSES # 256-257) They are much nicer and more sound in Arabic)
The Muslim sits... Because that is what a chair is for!!!
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