Friday, August 27, 2010

God vs. "Science"

God vs. "Science" (made into script by Captain Dreadnaught)

Hi all,
Here is another script for your laughter and, possibly, tears. This is based on an email that has been floating around the internet for quite some time now.

The reason 'Science' is in quotes is because science does not have to be based on an evolutionary viewpoint. For more info, see: (A very good site. The museum was good also, especially "Men in White" in the special effects theater.)

God vs. “Science”



Two chairs
Sign that says “Philosophy of Science 101”

(Professor stands in front of two chairs as if to begin a lecture. One and Two are each sitting in a chair. Sign on wall says “Philosophy of Science 101”.)

Professor: You’re a Christian, aren’t you?

One: Yes, sir.

Professor: So you believe in God?

One: Absolutely.

Professor: Is God good?

One: Sure! God’s good.

Professor: Is God all-powerful? Can God do anything?

One: Yes.

Professor: Are you good or evil?

One: The Bible says I’m evil.

Professor: (Smirk) Aha! The Bible! (Pause) Here’s one for you. Let’s say there’s a sick person over here
and you can cure him. You can do it. Would you help him? Would you try?

One: Yes, sir, I would.

Professor: So you’re good…

One: I wouldn’t say that.

Professor: But why not say that? You’d help a sick and maimed person if you could. Most of us would if
we could. But God doesn’t. (Pause, looks at One expectantly.) He doesn’t, does He? My brother was a
Christian who died of cancer, even though he prayed to Jesus to heal him. How is this Jesus good? Hmmm? Can you answer that one? (Pause) No, you can’t, can you? (Pause) Let’s start again. Is God good?

One: Er…yes.

Professor: Is Satan good?

One: No.

Professor: Then where does Satan come from?

One: Umm…from God.

Professor: That’s right. God made Satan, didn’t He? Tell me. Is there evil in this world?”

One: Yes, sir.

Professor: Evil’s everywhere, isn’t it? And God did make everything, correct?

One: Yes.

Professor: So who created evil? (Pause) If God created everything, then God created evil, since evil exists, and according to the principle that our works define who we are, then God is evil. (Pause) Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things, do they exist in this world?

One: (Squirming) Yes.

Professor: So who created them? (Pause, Others are mesmerized) Who created them? (Paces, turns to Two)Tell me. Do you believe in Jesus Christ?

Two: (Coughs) Yes, Professor, I do.
Professor: Science says you have five senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Have
you ever seen Jesus?

Two: No, sir, I’ve never seen Him.

Professor: Then tell us if you’ve ever heard your Jesus.

Two: No, sir, I have not.

Professor: Have you ever felt your Jesus, tasted your Jesus or smelt your Jesus? Have you ever had any
sensory perception of Jesus Christ, or God for that matter?

Two: No, sir, I’m afraid I haven’t.

Professor: Yet you still believe in Him?

Two: Yes.

Professor: According to the rules of empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your God doesn’t exist. What do you have to say to that?

Two: Nothing. I only have my faith.

Professor: Yes, faith. And that is the problem science has with God. There is no evidence, only faith.

Two: (Pause) Professor, is there such a thing as heat?

Professor: Yes, there’s heat.

Two: And is there such a thing as cold?

Professor: Yes, there’s cold too.

Two: No, sir, there isn’t. (Professor and One stare at him) You can have lots of heat, even more heat,
super-heat, mega-heat, unlimited heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat, but we don’t have anything called “cold”. We can hit up to 458 degrees below zero, which is no heat, but we can’t go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold; otherwise we would be able to go colder that the lowest -458 degrees. Every body or object is susceptible to study when it has or transmits energy, and heat is what make a body or matter have or transmit energy. Absolute zero (-458 F) is the total absence of heat. You see, sir, cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat we can measure in thermal units because heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it. (Pause; one of the Others drops a pen and makes it sound like a hammer) What about darkness, Professor. Is there such a thing as darkness?

Professor: Yes. What is night if it isn’t darkness?

Two: You’re wrong again, sir. Darkness is not something; it is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light, but it you have no light constantly you have nothing and it’s called darkness, isn’t it? That’s the meaning we use to define the word. In reality, darkness isn’t. If it were, you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn’t you?

Professor: (To audience) This will be a good semester. (To Two) So what point are you making?

Two: My point is, your philosophical premise is flawed to start with, and so your conclusion must also be flawed.

Professor: (Surprised) Flawed? Can you explain how?

Two: You are working with the premise of duality. You argue that there is life and then there’s 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.

Two: Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?

Professor: (To audience) A very good semester, indeed.

Two: 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 own opinion, sir? Are you now not a scientist, but a preacher? (Others gasp, then make commotion. When commotion settles down, Two continues) To continue the point you were making earlier to the other student, let me give you an example of what I mean. (Looks around room) Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the professor’s brain? Is there anyone here who has ever heard the professor’s brain, felt the professor’s brain, touched or smelt the professor’s brain? (Pause) 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, with all due respect, sir. (Pause) So if science says you have no brain, how can we trust your lectures, sir?

Professor: (Pause, then to Two) I guess you’ll have to take them on faith.

Two: Now, you accept that there is faith, and, in fact, faith exists with life. Now, sir, is there such a thing as evil?

Professor: (Uncertainly) Of course, there is. We see it every day. It is in the daily example of man’s inhumanity to man. It is in the multitude of crime and violence everywhere in the world. These manifestations are nothing else but evil.

Two: Evil does not exist, sir, or at least it does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It is just like darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe the absence of God. God did not create evil. Evil is the result of what happens when man does not have God’s love present in his heart. It’s like the cold that comes when there is no heat or the darkness that comes when there is no light.

Professor: (Pause, sits down)

(End scene, all exit.)

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