Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Best Explanation Ever!




This is one of the best explanations of why God allows

pain and suffering that I have seen:


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.


The said, "Well, you just have to go out in the street

to realize that God doesn't exist.


The barber went further, 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 a loving 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



"Ah, but barbers DO exist! That's what happens when

people do not come to me."


"Exactly!" affirmed the customer. "That's the point!

God, too, DOES exist! That's what happens when people

do not go to Him and don't look to Him for help.

That's why there's so much pain and suffering in the





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