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Faith

This is interesting.

     Don't miss even a single word.....It's Too good

           An atheist professor of philosophy speaks to his class on the
           problem science has with God, The Almighty.
           He asks one of his new students to stand and.....

           Prof:           So you believe in God?

           Student:      Absolutely, sir.

           Prof:           Is God good?

           Student:      Sure.

           Prof:          Is God all-powerful?

           Student:     Yes..

           Prof:          My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to God to heal
           him.
           Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill..
           But God didn't. How is this God good then? Hmm?
           (Student is silent.)

           Prof:      You can't answer, can you?
           Let's start again, young fella.
           Is God good?

           Student:     Yes.

           Prof:          Is Satan good?

           Student:     No.

           Prof:          Where does Satan come from?

           Student:     From....God. ..

           Prof:         That's right.
           Tell me son, is there evil in this world?

           Student:   Yes.

           Prof:        Evil is everywhere, isn't it?
           And God did make everything, Correct?

           Student:   Yes.

           Prof:       So who created evil?
           (Student does not answer.)

           Prof:       Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness?
           All these terrible things exist in the world, don't they?

           Student:     Yes, sir.

           Prof:      So, who created them?
           (Student has no answer.)

           Prof:      Science says you have 5 senses you use to identify and observe
           the world around you.
           Tell me, son....Have you ever seen God?

           Student:     No, sir.

           Prof:        Tell us if you have ever heard your God?

           Student:      No, sir.

           Prof:        Have you ever felt your God, tasted your God, smelt your God?
           Have you ever had any sensory perception of God for that matter?


           Student:     No, sir. I'm afraid I haven't.

           Prof:       Yet you still believe in Him?

           Student:     Yes.

           Prof:       According to empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science   says

           your 'GOD' doesn't exist.               
           What do you say to that, son?

           Student:      Nothing. I only have my faith.

           Prof:         Yes, Faith. And that is the problem science has.

           Student:       Professor, is there such a thing as heat?

           Prof:           Yes..

           Student:      And is there such a thing as cold?

           Prof:          Yes.

           Student:     No sir. There isn't.
           (The lecture theatre becomes very quiet with this turn of events.)

           Student:      Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, 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.
           Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat.
           We cannot measure cold.
           Heat is energy.
           Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it .
           (There is pin-drop silence in the lecture theatre.)

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

           Prof:       Yes... What is night if there isn't darkness?

           Student :     You're wrong again, sir.
           Darkness 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? In reality, darkness isn't.
           If it were you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn't
           you?

           Prof:       So what is the point you are making, young man?

           Student:    Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.

           Prof:      Flawed? Can you explain how?

           Student:     Sir, you are working on the premise of duality.
           You argue there is life and then there is death, a good God and
           a bad God.
           You are viewing the concept of God as something finite,
           something we can measure.
           Sir, science can't even explain a thought..
           It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less
           fully understood either one.
           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: just the absence of it.
           Now tell me, Professor.
           Do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?

           Prof:       If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes,
           of course, I do.

           Student:      Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?
           (The Professor shakes his head with a smile, beginning to
           realize where the argument is going.)

           Student:    Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work
           and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you
           not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a preacher?
           (The class is in uproar.)

           Student:      Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor's
           brain?
           (The class breaks out into laughter.)

           Student:      Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor's brain,
           felt it, touched or smelt it?
           No one appears to have done so..
           So, according to the established rules of empirical, testable,
           demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no brain, sir.
           With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures,
           sir?
           (The room is silent.. The professor stares at the student, his
           face unfathomable. )

           Prof:       I guess you'll have to take them on faith, son.

           Student:     That is it sir... The link between man & god is FAITH.
           That is all that keeps things moving & alive.
           ____________ _________ _________ _________ _________
       


           I believe you have enjoyed the conversation. ...and if
           so...you'll probably want your friends/colleagues to enjoy the
           same...won't you?.....
           this is a true story, and the student was none other
           than........ ..
           .. APJ Abdul Kalam, the former president of India !!!
 

 

http://www.indiadaily.org/entry/basava-award-conferred-upon-former-president-apj-abdul-kalam/

Born on 15th October 1931 at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu, Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, specialized in Aeronautical Engineering from Madras Institute of Technology. Dr. Kalam made significant contribution as Project Director to develop India's first indigenous Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV-III) which successfully injected the Rohini satellite in the near earth orbit in July 1980 and made India an exclusive member of Space Club. He was responsible for the evolution of ISRO's launch vehicle programme, particularly the PSLV configuration. After working for two decades in ISRO and mastering launch vehicle technologies, Dr. Kalam took up the responsibility of developing Indigenous Guided Missiles at Defence Research and Development Organisation as the Chief Executive of Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP). He was responsible for the development and operationalisation of AGNI and PRITHVI Missiles and for building indigenous capability in critical technologies through networking of multiple institutions. He was the Scientific Adviser to Defence Minister and Secretary, Department of Defence Research & Development from July 1992 to December 1999. During this period he led to the weaponisation of strategic missile systems and the Pokhran-II nuclear tests in collaboration with Department of Atomic Energy, which made India a nuclear weapon State. He also gave thrust to self-reliance in defence systems by progressing multiple development tasks and mission projects such as Light Combat Aircraft.

As Chairman of Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) and as an eminent scientist, he led the country with the help of 500 experts to arrive at Technology Vision 2020 giving a road map for transforming India from the present developing status to a developed nation. Dr. Kalam has served as the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India, in the rank of Cabinet Minister, from November 1999 to November 2001 and was responsible for evolving policies, strategies and missions for many development applications. Dr. Kalam was also the Chairman, Ex-officio, of the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Cabinet (SAC-C) and piloted India Millennium Mission 2020.

Dr. Kalam took up academic pursuit as Professor, Technology & Societal Transformation at Anna University, Chennai from November 2001 and was involved in teaching and research tasks. Above all he took up a mission to ignite the young minds for national development by meeting high school students across the country.

In his literary pursuit four of Dr. Kalam's books - "Wings of Fire", "India 2020 - A Vision for the New Millennium", "My journey" and "Ignited Minds - Unleashing the power within India" have become household names in India and among the Indian nationals abroad. These books have been translated in many Indian languages.

Dr. Kalam is one of the most distinguished scientists of India with the unique honour of receiving honorary doctorates from 30 universities and institutions. He has been awarded the coveted civilian awards - Padma Bhushan (1981) and Padma Vibhushan (1990) and the highest civilian award Bharat Ratna (1997). He is a recipient of several other awards and Fellow of many professional institutions.

Dr. Kalam became the 11th President of India on 25th July 2002. His focus is on transforming India into a developed nation by 2020.


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