Friday, March 02, 2007

A Refreshing Eye Opener

This is one of the best explanations
of why God allows pain and suffering that I have seen.
It's an explanation other people will understand.
A man went to a barbershop to have
his hair cut and his beard trimmed.
As the barber began to work,
they began to have a good conversation.
They talked about so many
things and various subjects.
When they eventually touched
on the subject of God,
the barber said: "I don't believe that God exists."
"Why do you say that?" asked the customer.
"Well, you just have to go out in the street
to realize that God doesn't exist.
Tell me, if God exists, would there
be so many sick people?
Would there be abandoned children?
If God existed, there would be
neither suffering nor pain.
I can't imagine loving a God
who would allow all of these things."
The customer thought for a moment,
but didn't respond because he didn't
want to start an argument.
The barber finished his job
and the customer left the shop.
Just after he left the barbershop,
he saw a man in the street with
long, stringy, dirty hair and an untrimmed beard.
He looked dirty and unkempt.
The customer turned back and entered
the barber shop again and he said to the barber:
"You know what? Barbers do not exist."
"How can you say that?" asked the surprised barber.
"I am here, and I am a barber. And I just worked on you!"
"No!" the customer exclaimed.
"Barbers don't exist because if they did,
there would be no people with
dirty long hair and untrimmed beards,
like that man outside."
"Ah, but barbers DO exist!
What happens is, people do not come to me."
"Exactly!"- affirmed the customer.
"That's the point! God, too, DOES exist!
What happens, is, people don't go to Him
and do not look for Him.
That's why there's so much pain
and suffering in the world."
If you KNOW God exists,
send this to other people---
If you think God doesn't exist,
then don't worry with it!



Anonymous Willowtree said...

Glad to see you're blogging again. I hope things are going well for you.

Fri Mar 02, 10:06:00 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

I really enjoyed this letter and hope you continue to publish your views as God needs as many of us who are willing to do so. Thank you.

Wed Apr 25, 06:11:00 AM  

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