Yep, of course
Nope, why should I
hmmm, not sure
There was a professor of philosophy who was a deeply committed atheist.
His primary goal for one required class was to spend the entire semester attempting to prove that God couldn't exist.
His students were always afraid to argue with him because of his impeccable logic.
For twenty years, he had taught this class and no one had ever had the courage to go against him.
Sure, some had argued in class at times, but no one had ever really gone against him because of his reputation. At the end of every semester on the
last day, he would say to his class of 300 students, "If there is anyone here who still believes in God, stand up!"
In twenty years, no one had ever stood up. They knew what he was going to do next. He would say, "Because anyone who believes in God is a fool.
If God existed, he could stop this piece of chalk from hitting the ground and breaking. Such a simple task to prove that He is God, and yet He can't do it."
And every year, he would drop the chalk onto the tile floor of the classroom and it would shatter into a hundred pieces.
All of the students would do nothing but stop and stare.
Most of the students thought that God couldn't exist. Certainly, a number of Christians had slipped through, but for 20 years, they had been too afraid
to stand up.
Well, a few years ago there was a freshman who happened to enroll. He was a Muslim, and had heard the stories about his professor.
He was required to take the class for his major, and he was afraid. But for three months that semester, he prayed every morning that he would have the courage to stand up no matter what the professor said, or what the
Nothing they said could ever shatter his faith...he hoped.
Finally, the day came. The professor said, "If there is anyone here who still believes in God, stand up!" The professor and the class of 300 people looked
at him, shocked, as he stood up at the back of the classroom.
The professor shouted, "You FOOL!!! If God existed, he would keep this piece of chalk from breaking when it hit the ground!"
He proceeded to drop the chalk, but as he did, it slipped out of his fingers, off his shirt cuff, onto the pleat of his pants, down his leg, and off his
As it hit the ground, it simply rolled away unbroken. The professor's jaw dropped as he stared at the chalk. He looked up at the young man, and then ran out of the lecture hall.
The young man who had stood, proceeded to walk to the front of the room and shared his faith in Islam for the next half hour. 300 students stayed and listened
as he told of Allah's love for them and to be the followers Of our beloved prophet Mohammed (saw)
You have 2 choices
1. Delete this and never look at it again.
2. Pass this along to your Muslim and Christian friends, giving them encouragement we all need every day.
When you choose option 2, you have chosen to STAND UP!
I believe in God, I amn't sure about organised religion though ..
Yes I do
-- You lived inside my world so softly
-- Protected only by the kindness of your nature
I too believe there is a God.
uh-oh....no peace in the middle east...no peace at Sitepoint...:|
not too sure to be honest about the whole god thing
maybe some bug eyed aliens around though.
I'm agnostic -- evolution and other theories of natural selection, et cetera make much more sense to me than what the bible states.
So that's what I believe in. However, being as such, I am not an atheist; rather I believe in the possibility of a higher power.
But, until there is any conclusive proof shown otherwise (which, IMO, will likely never occur), I'm going to keep believing what makes the most sense to me: evolution, nature, etc.
Ambition is a poor excuse for those without
sense enough to be lazy.
There should be a forth choice. No I don't believe in the christian 'god' but I do believe in a greater power. I just don't believe any one religion has it right.
I just did that quiz and once again I have been labelled.
1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2. Neo-Pagan (91%)
3. New Age (91%)
I always thought I was agnostic but Iguess someone found somewhere to classify me
I do believe in God. I really liked that chalk story. I hope it's true.
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Nice story Umair.ms! Very well written.
I believe in God, or at least an intangible power that is greater than man. I couldn't go about proving it by throwing a piece of chalk Umair.
Here's my reasoning:
There are millions of tiny organisms crawling all over our bodies right now. All of which have no idea that their "home" is a living being that is far more evolved. It is beyond them, they cannot think. They simply exist.
1. So maybe the entire universe is a dust particle on the shoulder of God.
2. And then that God and his universe is only an atom on the shoulder of an even bigger and more powerful God.
Repeat the above processes 1 and 2 'till infinity.
By the way I like some New Age material, and I dislike Organized Religions that oppress people by destroying their creativity through conformity.
New Age is not a Religion. It is a way of thinking or a way of life but to be New Age you do not have to have Faith.
By the way, I can't answer the question above because there are not enough choices and my religion is not a topic for public discussion.
I took the test, not too far off from your results Maelstrom!
1. Mahayana Buddhism (100%)
2. Unitarian Universalism (95%)
3. Liberal Quakers (94%)
4. Neo-Pagan (92%)
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1. New Age (100%)
2. Neo-Pagan (98%)
3. Unitarian Universalism (95%)
4. Liberal Quakers (93%)
5. Mahayana Buddhism (89%)
6. Taoism (83%)
7. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (77%)
8. New Thought (77%)
I was hopin' for "Druid"