Clever Student Outsmarts Atheist Professor

This story is taken from a YouTube video by: Johnny Anonymous - Clever Student Outsmarts Atheist Professor

Professor in front of class

The fool says in his heart, "There is no God"
--Psalm 14:1 (NASB1995)

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
--Hebrews 11:1 (NASB1995)

The Debate

An atheist professor of philosophy speaks to his class on the problem science has with God. He intentionally singles out Kevin, a known Christian in the classroom.

Prof: So you believe in God?
Kevin: Absolutely sir.
Prof: Is God good?
Kevin: Sure.
Prof: Is God all-powerful?
Kevin: Yes.
Prof: My bother died of cancer even though he prayed to God to heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill, but God didn't. How is this God good then?
(Kevin remained silent)
Prof: You can't answer, can you? Let's start again young fella. Is God good?
Kevin: Yes.
Prof: Is Satan good?
Kevin: No.
Prof: Where does Satan come from?
Kevin: From God.
Prof: That's right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?
Kevin: Yes.
Prof: Evil is everywhere, isn't it? And God did make everything, correct?
Kevin: Yes.
Prof: So who created evil?
(Kevin doesn't answer)
Prof: Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All of these terrible things exist in the world, don't they?
Kevin: Yes, sir.
Prof: So, who created them?
(Kevin says nothing, but is way ahead of the Professor.)
Prof: Science says you have 5 senses that you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me son, have you ever seen God?
Kevin: No sir.
Prof: Tell us...have you ever heard your God?
Kevin: No sir.
Prof: Have you ever felt your God, tasted your God, smelled your God? Have you ever had any sensory perception of God for that matter?
Kevin: No sir, I'm afraid I haven't.
Prof: Yet you still believe in Him?
Kevin: Yes.
Prof: According to empirical, testable, and demonstrated protocol, science says your God doesn't exist. What do you say to that son?
Kevin: Nothing. I have only my faith.
Prof: That is the problem science has. It is not tangible, only belief.
Kevin: Professor, is there such a thing as heat?
Prof: Yes.
Kevin: And is there such a thing as cold?
Prof: Yes.
Kevin: No sir. There isn't.
(The classroom becomes very quiet with the boy's statement.)
Kevin: Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, super-heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat, but we don't have anything called cold. We can hit -459.67°F which is no heat, but we can't go any farther than that. There is no such thing as cold. Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. A thermometer is only showing you the temperature without heat. Heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, just the absence of it.
(There is pin-drop silence in the classroom.)
Kevin: What about darkness, Professor? Is there a thing as darkness?
Prof: Yes. what is night if there isn't darkness?
Kevin: You're wrong again sir. Darkness is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, and flashing light...but if you have no light constantly, you have nothing, and it's called darkness, isn't it? In reality, darkness isn't. If it were, you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn't you? Zero percent light is total can't get any darker.
Prof: So, what's your point young man?
Kevin: Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.
Prof: Flawed? can you explain how?
Kevin: You are working on the premise of duality. You argue there is life, and that there is 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. Tell me Professor, do you teach your student that they evolved from a monkey?
Picture depicting evolution
Prof: If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, then yes, of course I do.
Kevin: Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes sir?
(The Professor shakes his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the debate is going.)
Kevin: Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an ongoing endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion sir? Opinions are highly subjective and not based in fact.
(The class is in total uproar)
Kevin: Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professors brain?
(The class breaks out into laughter.)
Kevin: Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor's brain, felt it, touched or smelled it? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established rules of empirical, testable, and demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no brain. With all due respect sir, how then can we trust your lectures?
(The room is silent - the Professor stares at Kevin,grimacing.)
Prof: I guess you'll have to take my lectures on faith, son.
Kevin: Exactly Professor! The link between man and God is faith. It is by faith that we believe God exists, Just as we are saved by His grace, through faith.
Prof: So you're going on faith that God exists? What if you're wrong?
Kevin: I won't be!
Prof: C'mon can you be sure?
Kevin: the Bible tells me so.
Photo of Bible passage Hebrews 11:1-7

Life is busy and times are tough right now, but don't lose hope, and never lose faith. Keep running the race and fighting the good fight, but don't forget to look up once in a while, because closer than ever before.


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