Sunday, August 10, 2008

Why Science fails to explain God?

Professor: You are a Muslim, aren't you, son?
Student : Yes, sir.
Professor: So you believe in God?
Student : Absolutely, sir.
Professor: 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 endeavour, 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, stable, 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. Amazingly true isnt it??????

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Who created God?

"Say: He is Allah, the One!, Allah, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth not, nor is He begotten; And there is none like unto Him. (Quran chapter 112)".
This surah or chapter is the greatest surah in the Quran, As this surah mentions Allah or God is eternal and Absolute; meaning he has neither beginning nor an end. This is a very important statement, because anything that has a beginning has an end and must have a creator. Allah does not have a creator and thus He is not created, He has no father, son or any partner, He is absolutely one and there is nothing like him. He is the originator of time and matter and His existence is forever. If we keep asking who created who, there won’t be an end to this question, so there must be someone who is uncreated, eternal, no beginning or an end, and is not dependent upon anything. We call this creator Allah or God.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Our Existence, an accident?

“Were they created of nothing, or were they themselves the creators?" (Quran chapter 52 verse 35)
God Almighty draws our attention to a very important question for this 21st century. If we think about how we came to existence by going back to the Big bang theory, there are couple of questions that needs to be answered, we have a big explosion out of "nothing" which means there was no space, time, matter etc, so how can an explosion happen from nothing? To make an explosion energy is required, where did this energy come from? So are we really created out of nothing? The answer for this is yes, there was an explosion but someone caused that explosion and God said: “Do not the Unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together (as one unit of creation), before we clove them asunder? We made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe? ” (Quran chapter 21 verse 30) or did we create our own selves as God mentions in the second part? The obvious answer is No, because still we don’t know so many mechanisms in our body and we know very little about the complex Brain. If we really are the owners and creators of our body, then stop blinking and breathing, after a while without your will, your eyes will blink and you will breath, its involuntary, we are not the ones who designed and made it that way. When we are hungry, thirsty and in pain the body gives out signals, when we are ready to fight our body prepares for it, of course these are due to the hormones, who designed those hormones to function so perfect? Our body is a gift given by God. Our body is exactly like a car and we are the drivers, we do not own this car and if we drive how ever we want we will be questioned by the owner of that car and we will be punished. Be careful! One day you will be questioned by the one who created you.