At a certain college, there was a professor with a reputation for being tough on
Christians. At the first class every semester, he asked if anyone was a
Christian and proceeded to degrade and mock their statement of faith
One semester, he asked the question and a young man raised his hand when asked
if anyone was a Christian. The professor asked, "Did God make everything, young
man?" "Yes, he did, sir," the young man replied. The professor responded, "If
God made everything, then God made evil, and if we can only create from within
ourselves, then God is evil."
The student didn't have a response and the professor was happy to have once
again proved the Christian faith to be a myth. Then another man raised his hand
and asked, "May I ask you something, sir?" "Yes, you may," responded the
The young man stood up and said, "Sir, is there such thing as cold?"
"Of course there is, what kind of a question is that? Haven't you ever been
cold?" The young man replied, "Actually, sir, cold does not exist. What we
consider to be cold, is really only the absence of heat. Absolute zero is when
there is absolutely no heat, but cold does not really exist. We have only
created that term to describe how we feel when heat is not there."
The young man continued, "Sir, is there such thing as dark?" Once again, the
professor responded "Of course there is." And once again, the student replied
"Actually, sir, darkness does not exist. Darkness is really only the absence of
light. Darkness is only a term man developed to describe what happens when there
is no light present." Finally, the young man asked, "Sir, is there such thing as
evil?" The professor responded, "Of course.
We have rapes, and murders and violence everywhere in the world, those things
are evil." The student replied, "Actually, sir, evil does not exist. Evil is
simply the absence of God. Evil is a term man developed to describe the absence
of God. God did not create evil. It isn't like truth, or love, which exist as
virtues like heat and light. Evil is simply the state where God is not present,
like cold without heat, or darkness without light."
The professor had nothing to say.