Does God Exist?

smartbuddy_82

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Does God Exist?

This is one of the best explanations of why God
allows pain and suffering that I have seen. It's an explanation other people will understand.

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.


"Well, you just have to go out in the street to
realize that God doesn't exist. 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 loving a 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 outside."


"Ah, but barbers DO exist! What happens is, people
do not come to me."


"Exactly!"- affirmed the customer. "That's the point! God, too, DOES exist! What happens, is, people don't go to Him and do not look for Him. That's why there's so much pain and suffering in the world."


BE BLESSED & BE A BLESSING!!
 

max

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nice explanation! :)
 


St0le

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i do not belive in the greater power (except maybe my mom;))but what is the point of "god" i ask? cant u just believe u can do somthn and trust hard work! Vique's Law:A man without religion is like a fish without a bicycle.
 

avinds

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god created us....so we do not hav to look for him....he should take care of...like our parents do.....so for me my parents are my GOD!
 

St0le

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maybe that explanation is good for you! but im not the type of person that gets satisfied so easily!believe in whatever u want, but not because others do!
 

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All i got from the story is that the presence of God can't be determined by the suffering in the world.It does not mean that there is a God either.Thats the hard part with this subject, there is any amount of proof for or against.Personally its my parents & their parents that have had the most influence on my life. The giver of my life is my mother, despite her being rather upset at this way of thinking.