Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Are you not a Scientist but a Preacher?

This had been a post of one of our youth. And Im posting it here also since I am a lover of filo and science 

An Atheist Professor of Philosophy was speaking to his Class on the Problem Science has with GOD, the ALMIGHTY. He asked one of his New Christian Students to stand and . . .

Professor : You are a Christian, aren't you, son ?
Student : Yes, sir.
Professor: So, you Believe in GOD ?
Student : Absolutely, sir.
Professor: Is GOD Good ?
Student : Sure.
Professor: Is GOD ALL - POWERFUL ?
Student : Yes.
Professor: 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 was silent )

Professor: You can't answer, can you ? Let's start again, Young Fella. Is GOD Good?
Student : Yes.
Professor: Is Satan good ?
Student : No.
Professor: Where does Satan come from ?
Student : From . . . GOD . . .
Professor: That's right. Tell me son, is there evil in this World?
Student : Yes.
Professor: Evil is everywhere, isn't it ? And GOD did make everything. Correct?
Student : Yes.
Professor: So who created evil ?

(Student did not answer)

Professor: Is there Sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the World, don't they?
Student : Yes, sir.
Professor: So, who Created them ?

(Student had no answer)

Professor: 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.
Professor: Tell us if you have ever Heard your GOD?
Student : No , sir.
Professor: 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.
Professor: Yet you still Believe in HIM?
Student : Yes.
Professor : 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.
Professor: Yes,Faith. And that is the Problem Science has.
Student : Professor, is there such a thing as Heat?
Professor: Yes.
Student : And is there such a thing as Cold?
Professor: Yes.
Student : No, sir. There isn't.

(The Lecture Theatre became 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 was Pin-Drop Silence in the Lecture Theatre )

Student : What about Darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as Darkness?
Professor: 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 its called Darkness, isn't it? In reality, Darkness isn't. If it is, were you would be able to make Darkness Darker, wouldn't you?
Professor: So what is the point you are making, Young Man ?
Student : Sir, my point is your Philosophical Premise is flawed.
Professor: 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?

Professor: 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 shook his head with a Smile, beginning to realize where the Argument was 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 was in Uproar )

Student : Is there anyone in the Class who has ever seen the Professor's Brain?

(The Class broke 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 was Silent. The Professor stared at the Student, his face unfathomable)

Professor: I guess you'll have to take them on Faith, son.
Student : That is it sir . . . Exactly ! The Link between Man & GOD is FAITH. That is all that Keeps Things Alive and Moving.



Thursday, May 19, 2011

Un Regalo

Como tú, somos humanos, sentimos, nos alegramos, entristecimos, soñamos, nos confundimos, y acertamos, pecamos y nos levantamos, envejecemos, enfermamos, y morimos...



Saturday, May 14, 2011

Signo de Esperanza

Os pongo aquí un vídeo que hicieron mis hermanos Claretianos de Antillas para que llegue también a los que no estén en facebook este mensaje de esperanza y ojala algunos de vosotros os animaría ser parte de ésta tarea sea materialmente, espiritualmente, o físicamente



http://vimeo.com/cmfantillas/voluntariadoclaretiano

Friday, May 6, 2011

Ministry or Job

As I browse my old-aged-journals and notes, I came across with this poem or article written by Anne Sandler. I remember that it used to be one of my inspirations in church leadership and been part of my principles as I do my youth ministerial tasks in my parish and in my diocese. I am posting it here for the sake of those "youth serving youth" and those who are still active in the ministry:

MINISTRY OR JOB

Some people have a job in the church
Others invite themselves in a ministry

What’s the difference?

If you’re doing it because no one else will it’s a job

If you are doing it to serve the Lord it’s a ministry

If you quit because somebody criticized you, it’s a job
If you keep on serving it’s a ministry

If you do it as long as it does not interfere with your other activities its a job

If you are committed to staying with it even if it means letting go of other things, it’s a ministry

If you quit because no one praised you it’s a job

If you stay even if nobody recognized your efforts, it’s a ministry

Its hard to get excited about a job

Its almost impossible not to be excited in a ministry

If your concern is success, it’s a job

If your concern is faithfulness it’s a ministry

An average church is filled with people doing jobs

A great and growing church is filled with people involved in ministry

Where do you fit in?


If God calls you to a ministry, don’t treat it like a job
If you have a job, give it up and find a ministry
God doesn’t make us feel stuck with a job
But excited and faithful to the Lord in a ministry


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Comienzo de la vida profética

Solo quiero doy gracias a Dios por la vida que me regaló y por las oportunidades que tenía, tengo y tendré para compartirla con los demás.
Y doy gracias también por el ejemplo de la vida de Juan Pablo Magno que fue uno de los razones porque también quiero dedicar mi vida en este locura. 
 
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