Subba’s Serendipitous moments

April 27, 2008

Does God exist?

Filed under: Inspiration,Perspective,Stories — Subbaraman Iyer @ 9:11 pm
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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 un-kept.

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.”

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  1. […] unknown wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerpt“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. … […]

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  2. Yes you are right there are christians too in that with label of problems in their forehead but once you understand the indepth love of the God who sacrificed his beloved son JESUS.

    You try to love him once and see life changing to amazing prosperity inner peace and success,but it doesnt happen overnight but its a step by step process love Jesus and love him with all your heart.

    And I can guarentee you that within a year you would vote for him as a person who truly cares even for your minute things.

    Comment by Ancyn — September 30, 2009 @ 9:29 pm | Reply


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