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"YOUR VERSION OF THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE IS INCORRECT. ! ! ! UNDER GOD should not be forgotten.

 

"I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation UNDER GOD, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

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"YOUR VERSION OF THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE IS INCORRECT. ! ! ! UNDER GOD should not be forgotten."

 

Can't figure out how to use the quote feature, but I agree with Bushden, if you're not going to post our pledge correctly, dont post it at all.

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She's hot.....Pretty face...

 

Now the personal preference critique....

 

No hips.

Little badunkadunk

Great legs

 

I wouldn't kick her out of bed for reading Cosmo

 

:hijack:

 

 

 

 

Great video

 

"YOUR VERSION OF THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE IS INCORRECT. ! ! ! UNDER GOD should not be forgotten.

 

"I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands' date=' one nation UNDER GOD, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

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"YOUR VERSION OF THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE IS INCORRECT. ! ! ! UNDER GOD should not be forgotten."

 

Can't figure out how to use the quote feature' date=' but I agree with Bushden, if you're not going to post our pledge correctly, dont post it at all.

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Sorry gentlemen but I don't believe in God,when I recite the the Pledge I leave out "under god". Don't try to cram your mythical beliefs down my throat, I don't try to cram atheism down yours. This is a free country to believe what you want,and you should be able to without any repercussions. There's no proof that there's a god,and unless I see IT with my own eyes I will continue to not believe. Before you think I am not educated about God, Jesus Christ and all the other fairy tales,I was raised Catholic,was Baptized,went to church every Sunday,went through all years of CCD,received first communion and was confirmed. I made my own decision and will stick to it. Believe in what you believe

 

And FYI..The phrase "under God" was incorporated into the Pledge of Allegiance June 14, 1954,which means that some of your parents and all of your grandparents were taught the Pledge without "under god" in it

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Dbuck, its not about cramming anything anywhere, its about respect. Because you don't like the president of the U.S., and you got to meet him, would you call him something other than Mr. President?

If you met the pope, would you address him as anything other than your eminence (if that's the right title) same for a general in the military, you wouldn't say "hey soldier" would you?

Point being, just like there's respect for an office, there's a degree of respect givin for certain documents, flags, anthems, and titles.

To disrespect those things is just that... Disrespectful. I guess you missed that lesson in catholic school...

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Dbuck,

Should we really care if you believe in God or Not?

There is no need for this on NJFNG,your posting that signature just to start controversy.

Join NJH...........

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Sorry gentlemen but I don't believe in God

 

Contrary to what many people think, reality is not affected by what we believe.

 

Dr. Werner Gitt, the former director of the German Federal Institute of Physics and Technology, shows in his book “In the Beginning Was Information” that life could not exist without a creator.

 

Life cannot exist without DNA. And DNA is not some random molecule that could ever come about by random chance. DNA is a Language/Code system and it contains unimaginable amounts of information for every kind of living thing. The amount of information stored in one of your cells would fill 1,000 books that were 500 pages each. Dr. Gitt shows that information only comes from information, and that language/code systems are always the result of an intelligent source.

 

Life cannot exist without DNA, and DNA cannot exist without an intelligent creator.

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DBuck, while I don't agree with your opinion, I support your right to stand fast by it.

 

In that light, since you refute all things "God" or with "God" in them, I will take all your cash off your hands now. I'll PM you the address to send it to. Oh, by the way, if you are using that money to better your life, you would be just a bit hypocrtical, don't ya think. :up:

 

Changing the Pledge just because you don't agree with every word is tantamount to defacing it. It would be no different than saying you don't like the color red, so you re-paint the American flag and fly your version, and think you have done nothing wrong.

 

It is like a President saying he doesn't believe in the Second Amendment, so he is going to ignore/omit that part of the Constitution, that would be wrong too...right??? or are you an Obama supporter?

 

I don't try to cram atheism down yours

Posting your version of the Pledge for all to see, without God, as it is written, IS cramming your beliefs down our throats and I believe that is exactly why you have done it.

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Dbuck' date=' its not about cramming anything anywhere, its about respect. Because you don't like the president of the U.S., and you got to meet him, would you call him something other than Mr. President?

If you met the pope, would you address him as anything other than your eminence (if that's the right title) same for a general in the military, you wouldn't say "hey soldier" would you?

Point being, just like there's respect for an office, there's a degree of respect givin for certain documents, flags, anthems, and titles.

To disrespect those things is just that... Disrespectful. I guess you missed that lesson in catholic school...

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Just to be clear, I didn't go to Catholic school. If I met any of those people that you you mentioned I would treat them with respect and call them by their proper surname,there's one big difference though,those people exist, in my eyes a God does not. If he/she/it appeared in front of me and proved their existence then I would show the proper respect. Same goes with Santa Claus,the Easter Bunny and the tooth fairy. Isn't it funny how 2 of the 3 replace the Christianity value of their holidays? Hmmm.. I wonder why that is.

 

 

Contrary to what many people think' date=' reality is not affected by what we believe.

 

Dr. Werner Gitt, the former director of the German Federal Institute of Physics and Technology, shows in his book “In the Beginning Was Information” that life could not exist without a creator.

 

Life cannot exist without DNA. And DNA is not some random molecule that could ever come about by random chance. DNA is a Language/Code system and it contains unimaginable amounts of information for every kind of living thing. The amount of information stored in one of your cells would fill 1,000 books that were 500 pages each. Dr. Gitt shows that information only comes from information, and that language/code systems are always the result of an intelligent source.

 

Life cannot exist without DNA, and DNA cannot exist without an intelligent creator.

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Ohhh someone wrote a book about it,so that THEORY must be true,since everything in books are real then I'm silly to think that Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is fictional. There's many books out there on theories that god doesn't exist also.. So who do you believe? You believe what your heart tells you to believe.

 

DBuck' date=' while I don't agree with your opinion, I support your right to stand fast by it.

 

In that light, since you refute all things "God" or with "God" in them, I will take all your cash off your hands now. I'll PM you the address to send it to. Oh, by the way, if you are using that money to better your life, you would be just a bit hypocrtical, don't ya think. :up:

 

Changing the Pledge just because you don't agree with every word is tantamount to defacing it. It would be no different than saying you don't like the color red, so you re-paint the American flag and fly your version, and think you have done nothing wrong.

 

It is like a President saying he doesn't believe in the Second Amendment, so he is going to ignore/omit that part of the Constitution, that would be wrong too...right??? or are you an Obama supporter?

 

Posting your version of the Pledge for all to see, without God, as it is written, [b']IS[/b] cramming your beliefs down our throats and I believe that is exactly why you have done it.

 

Hypocritical? Not at all. If it was my decision to put it on currency then that would be hypocritical. But I'll play your little game.I will send you all my money and valuables that has "In God We Trust" on it,in turn, you send me all your valuables,natural or man made that doesn't have it stamped on it,ok? After all, if you're using any of that stuff to better your life then that would be hypocritical of you. When they mine precious metals from the Earth, is it stamped with "In God We Trust"? So send me all your gold,silver and diamonds.While your at it,send me your vehicle and anything else that doesn't have it stamped on it,since these items go against your beliefs and are helping you better your life.

 

You say that you're against me changing the Pledge because I don't agree with every word well here's the original pledge..

I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

 

So if you're against changing original documents,then why do you support the change that was made to the Pledge of Allegiance? Supporting this would be VERY hypocritical,right? So in retrospect,my version is not cramming my beliefs down any ones throat,just as if you posted the modern version wouldn't be considered to be either. And no... I'm not an Obama supporter,and since he mentions God in his speeches,I take it that you are.

 

You know what else is hypocritical? The fact that everyone speaks about enforcing the 2nd amendment but challenges anyone on the 1st amendment when it doesn't suit their likability' date='can of odd don't you think?

Dbuck,

Should we really care if you believe in God or Not?

There is no need for this on NJFNG,your posting that signature just to start controversy.

Join NJH...........

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No,absolutely not,you should not care,so why do you? And I didn't post it to start controversy,but to let people know my stand in a round about way.

If you want to question controversy,maybe you should ask the mod or admin why the felt compelled to start a thread about this,and why they re-posted posts from other threads. I would kind of like to know the answer myself,maybe they will answer without actually being "challenged" on it.

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Would be easy to tear apart your post but I promised I wouldn't get drawn into a controversy so I will leave it alone, and leave you with this:

Good luck in life and you better hope (since you don't pray) you are correct because if you're not, you have eternity to suffer for your mistake. :happywave:

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Would be easy to tear apart your post but I promised I wouldn't get drawn into a controversy so I will leave it alone' date=' and leave you with this:

Good luck in life and you better hope (since you don't pray) you are correct because if you're not, you have eternity to suffer for your mistake. :happywave:

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Well if you change your mind,give it a whirl,I love hypocrisy, even if you choose to do it via PM. If I am wrong then I should be alright,after all god is so forgiving of his/her/its little flock of sheep. ;)

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Man Tim, if only you could write as much as you did two posts ago on a hunting/fishing related topic, we'd be in business! :bulb: :praying:

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eyes I will continue to not believe. Before you think I am not educated about God, Jesus Christ and all the other fairy tales,I was raised Catholic,was Baptized,went to church every Sunday,went through all years of CCD,received first communion and was confirmed. I made my own decision and will stick to it. Believe in what you believe

 

Ok buck, to say you didn't attend catholic school, after providing your extensive résumé as to your Catholicism acumen, is a bit disingenuous wouldn't you say?

You obviously have some "catholic school issues" that you can't handle, which are exhibited in your statements.

That's fine, that's your prerogative under our first amendment, but I think the problem people have is, why try to prove your point on a site dedicated to hunting and fishing? You know dam well that the majority of folks on here believe strongly in our country, and our pledge of allegiance to it, and the fact that both are based on God. So I do believe you are making these statements solely for the reactionary value they provide you.

Why not make your point in a forum where that discussion is appropriate and people will actually care about your catholic issues and the fact that it controls your life the way it does?

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Just a friendly reminder.....

 

NJFNG has a handy feature which allows you to ignore the posts of a member or members. Think of it as your personal Ban Button.

 

1. Click on the USER CP on the top-left.

2. Scroll down the left navigation bar until you see Buddy/Ignore List

3. In the middle of the page you'll see Edit Ignore List.

4. Add the username of the person you want to ignore and click on Ignore User(s).

 

Poof they're gone. You will no longer have to see their posts or their signatures.

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Just a friendly reminder.....

 

NJFNG has a handy feature which allows you to ignore the posts of a member or members. Think of it as your personal Ban Button.

 

1. Click on the USER CP on the top-left.

2. Scroll down the left navigation bar until you see Buddy/Ignore List

3. In the middle of the page you'll see Edit Ignore List.

4. Add the username of the person you want to ignore and click on Ignore User(s).

 

Poof they're gone. You will no longer have to see their posts or their signatures.

 

I love that feature already..I blocked a few known leo haters who have migrated over here to start crap:up:

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Man Tim' date=' if only you could write as much as you did two posts ago on a hunting/fishing related topic, we'd be in business! :bulb: :praying:

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I could Matt,but there's so many more people on here that's more knowledgeable than me why would I? Challenge a way that I hunt and fish and I will. What is the reasoning behind making a thread about it anyway,seems like you were looking to single me out just so people would call me out on it.Why don't you single out the people that make political posts that have nothing to do with hunting/fishing?

 

 

Ok buck' date=' to say you didn't attend catholic school, after providing your extensive résumé as to your Catholicism acumen, is a bit disingenuous wouldn't you say?

You obviously have some "catholic school issues" that you can't handle, which are exhibited in your statements.

That's fine, that's your prerogative under our first amendment, but I think the problem people have is, why try to prove your point on a site dedicated to hunting and fishing? You know dam well that the majority of folks on here believe strongly in our country, and our pledge of allegiance to it, and the fact that both are based on God. So I do believe you are making these statements solely for the reactionary value they provide you.

Why not make your point in a forum where that discussion is appropriate and people will actually care about your catholic issues and the fact that it controls your life the way it does?

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You don't know what you're talking about,and I have no "catholic school issues",what the hell does that even mean?I'd like to know what you're insinuating. CCD is not catholic school.And my atheism does not control my life,too bad the religious freaks can't say the same. If the site is built solely for hunting and fishing then why do they have a lounge for non-hunting/fishing subjects? Why is political crap constantly posted that has nothing to do with hunting/fishing? Why can't they make their point on an appropriate political site where people will actually care about their political issues?

 

I do love my country and I stand by the ORIGINAL pledge,sorry if god doesn't fit into my equation. I have my reasons for not believing in God,as I'm sure you all have yours for believing

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Tim, I single you out because you're reputation precedes you :D

And because the majority of your threads on here are not forum subject matter related.

Granted that's OK to a degree, but it shouldn't be your mainstay here.

 

More importantly, why does someone need to challenge you in order to get you to interact? Why not share some of your hunting/fishing experiences or ask some questions to become more knowledgeable about things you believe others here are more knowledgeable about. That's a path of learning, and some would argue a better one than simply instigating heated debates/conflicts/arguments on topics that are unrelated to the forum context.

 

In effect, you are saying you're not an expert in hunting/fishing, so why post about it? Therefore posting in the Lounge predominantly about religion and politics would suggest you feel more knowledgeable about those topics, but this isn't a forum to (exclusively/predominantly) tote that knowledge, that isn't the purpose of the Lounge. The lounge is meant for occasional off topic, non-forum related discussions...which again shouldn't be your exclusive forte here. And you also tend to pick the most controversial of topics that result in the most conflict and negativity in any discussion (religion and politics). Compound that to an online forum versus a face-to-face discussion where, let's face it, 99% of the stuff said on here would never be said...in fact ALL of us that know you in person consider you to be a great, fun, and easy going guy (and brutal blackjack dealer)...which begs the question...why do you even do it? :)

 

I'm not calling you out as much as I'm calling out the nature of the majority of your posts and how they are contextually irrelative to the forum medium, as well as tend to promote conflict and negativity. That same behavior is what has gotten you banned on other similar forums. I'm only pointing it out because...

 

A) I don't want to ban you

B) I don't want you to continue doing it exclusively for the sake of getting a rise out of people (which we both know is what you LOVE to do, this isn't your first rodeo) :D

 

Don't drag this forum into that same gutter others have been, it's not what we want it to be about here. Healthy discussion over differing opinions is one thing, but making your existence on here about that and ONLY that is something else...and 99% of the time it's NOT even related to the forum context and subject matter! That makes it even worse.

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Fine Matt... I'll be a lurker... But the political post are certainly not occasional

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I don't want to see you just lurk, I just want to see you get more involved in the content this site *should* revolve around! :)

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I want to contribute another non-believer's perspective--mine.

 

I do not believe in God. However, I do believe in the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights. This country was founded as a secular country in the midst of religious persecution. Our Founding Fathers had the incredible foresight and wisdom to design a document that broadly protects a person's right to be whomever they want to be.

 

Our Constitution guarantees a person their right to worship whatever god they want to or not. It acknowledges religion without endorsing any particular one. Although I don't believe in god, I must acknowledge that religion exists in the beliefs of my fellow citizens. I adamantly oppose those atheists who proclaim there is some clearly defined law that prohibits religion in government. History demonstrates quite the opposite. Atheists who attempt to sterilize America from religion are, in my opinion, going against the spirit and the grain of what the US Constitution guarantees! If the government cannot impose Roman Catholicism on its citizens, then it also cannot deny those same citizens their right to practice and express their religious beliefs. Removing religion is denying religion, which is a direct violation of the US Constitution in spirit and writ.

 

The First and Second Amendments to the US Constitution are the most loathed and despised concepts in the world today. All governments would prefer to deny their citizens the right to freely express themselves. In Iran Catholic believers are imprisoned, and around the world Jews and Muslims are killed for their beliefs. However, in the US they are free to practice their religion and freely express themselves. We are very. very unique in the world in this way. This is something that makes us American. This is something we all should embrace. Yes, I don't believe in god, but I live in a country in which every person can freely express themselves. Damn it, that's something to be proud of. That's something soldiers die protecting every day. It's something I can believe in and too will protect.

 

Feel free to believe in whatever you want to or not. However, the bigger man will respect another man's difference of opinion without imposing his values on him.

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Well, I can see this subject discussion is causing an issue and it can only escalate due to the subject matter that is as, or more, volatile than gun rights! I am not pushing my beliefs on anyone, nor am I eliciting challenges by stating derogatory remarks aimed at the "majority," just because I can.

 

I will leave this discussion with a very clever anecdote that follows below. It's a bit long, but if you read it in it's entirety I think everyone, even those without "God issues" will find it very thought provoking and leave you with a smile. I'll bet you a box of bullets that you will smile at some point while reading it!

 

 

Subject: Fw: God vs Science

 

 

THE LAST SENTENCE IS A SHOCKER

 

God vs. Science!!!

IF YOU READ THE FIRST SENTENCE, YOU WILL NOT STOP UNTIL THE END. THE LAST SENTENCE IS A SHOCKER.

 

Hang in there and read to the end....very interesting!

'Let me explain the problem science has with religion.'

 

The atheist professor of philosophy pauses before his class and then

asks one of his new students to stand.

 

'You're a Christian, aren't you, son?'

 

'Yes sir,' the student says.

 

'So you believe in God?'

 

'Absolutely. '

 

'Is God good?'

 

'Sure! God's good.'

 

'Is God all-powerful? Can God do anything?'

 

'Yes'

 

'Are you good or evil?'

 

'The Bible says I'm evil.'

 

The professor grins knowingly.. 'Aha! The Bible! He 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 him? Would you try?'

 

'Yes sir, I would.'

 

'So you're good....!'

 

'I wouldn't say that.'

 

'But why not say that? You'd help a sick and maimed person if you

could. Most of us would if we could. But God doesn't.'

 

The student does not answer, so the professor continues. 'He doesn't,

does he? My brother was a Christian who died of cancer,

even though he prayed to Jesus to heal him. How is this Jesus good? Can

you answer that one?'

 

The student remains silent. 'No, you can't, can you?' the professor

says. He takes a sip of water from a glass on his desk to give

the student time to relax. 'Let's start again, young fella. Is God

good?'

 

'Er..yes,' the student says.

 

'Is Satan good?'

 

The student doesn't hesitate on this one. 'No.'

 

'Then where does Satan come from?'

 

The student falters. 'From God'

 

'That's right. God made Satan, didn't he? Tell me, son. Is there evil

in this world?'

 

'Yes, sir..'

 

'Evil's everywhere, isn't it? And God did make everything, correct?'

 

'Yes'

 

'So who created evil?' The professor continued, 'If God created

everything, then God created evil, since evil exists,

and according to the principle that our works define who we are, then

God is evil.'

 

Again, the student has no answer. 'Is there sickness? Immorality?

Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things, do they exist in this

world?'

 

The student squirms on his feet. 'Yes.'

 

'So who created them?'

 

The student does not answer again, so the professor repeats his

question. 'Who created them?' There is still no answer.

Suddenly the lecturer breaks away to pace in front of the classroom.

The class is mesmerized. 'Tell me,' he continues onto

another student. 'Do you believe in Jesus Christ, son?'

 

 

The student's voice betrays him and cracks. 'Yes, professor, I do.'

 

The old man stops pacing. 'Science says you have five senses you use to

identify and observe the world around you. Have you ever seen Jesus?'

 

'No sir.. I've never seen Him..'

 

'Then tell us if you've ever heard your Jesus?'

 

'No, sir, I have not..'

 

'Have you ever felt your Jesus, tasted your Jesus or smelt your Jesus?

Have you ever had any sensory perception of Jesus Christ, or God for

that matter?'

 

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

 

'Yet you still believe in him?'

 

'Yes'

 

'According to the rules of empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol,

science says your God doesn't exist... What do you say to that, son?'

 

'Nothing,' the student replies.. 'I only have my faith.'

 

'Yes, faith,' the professor repeats. 'And that is the problem science

has with God.. There is no evidence, only faith.'

 

The student stands quietly for a moment, before asking a question of

His own. 'Professor, is there such thing as heat? '

 

' Yes.

 

'And is there such a thing as cold?'

 

'Yes, son, there's cold too.'

 

'No sir, there isn't.'

 

The professor turns to face the student, obviously interested. The room

suddenly becomes very quiet. The student begins to explain. 'You can

have lots of heat, even more heat, super-heat, mega-heat, unlimited

heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat, but we don't have anything

called 'cold'. We can hit down to 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 the lowest -458

degrees. Every body or object is susceptible to study when it has or

transmits energy, and heat is what makes a body or matter have or

transmit energy. Absolute zero (-458 F) is the total absence of heat.

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 across the room. A pen drops somewhere in the classroom,

sounding like a hammer.

 

'What about darkness, professor. Is there such a thing as darkness?'

 

'Yes,' the professor replies without hesitation.. 'What is night if it

isn't 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, wouldn't you?'

 

The professor begins to smile at the student in front of him. This will

be a good semester. 'So what point are you making, young man?'

 

'Yes, professor. My point is, your philosophical premise is flawed to

start with, and so your conclusion must also be flawed.'

 

The professor's face cannot hide his surprise this time. 'Flawed? Can

you explain how?'

 

'You are working on the premise of duality,' the student explains..

'You argue that 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 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?'

 

'If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, young man,

yes, of course I do.'

 

'Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?'

 

The professor begins to shake his head, still smiling, as he realizes

where the argument is going. A very good semester, indeed..

 

'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 now not a scientist, but a

preacher?'

 

The class is in uproar. The student remains silent until the commotion

has subsided. 'To continue the point you were making earlier to the

other student, let me give you an example of what I mean.' The student

looks around the room. 'Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen

the professor's brain?' The class breaks out into laughter. '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. So, according to the established rules of

empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no

brain, with all due respect, sir..' 'So if science says you have no

brain, how can we trust your lectures, sir?'

 

Now the room is silent. The professor just stares at the student, his

face unreadable. Finally, after what seems an eternity, the old man

answers. 'I Guess you'll have to take them on faith.'

 

'Now, you accept that there is faith, and, in fact, faith exists with

life,' the student continues. 'Now, sir, is there such a thing as

evil?'

 

Now uncertain, the professor responds, 'Of course, there is. We see it

Everyday. It is in the daily example of man's inhumanity to man. It is

in The multitude of crime and violence everywhere in the world. These

manifestations are nothing else but evil.'

 

To this the student replied, 'Evil does not exist sir, or at least it

does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It is

just like darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe

the absence of God. God did not create evil. Evil is the result of what

happens when man does not have God's love present in his heart. It's

like the cold that comes when there is no heat or the darkness that

comes when there is no light.'

 

The professor sat down.

 

 

If you read it all the way through and had a smile on your face when

you finished, mail to your friends and family with the title 'God vs.

Science'

 

PS: the student was Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein wrote a book titled God vs. Science in 1921...

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Feel free to believe in whatever you want to or not. However, the bigger man will respect another man's difference of opinion without imposing his values on him.

 

Well said, very well said :up:

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