Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Barber Who Didn't Believe

A man went to a barber shop to have his hair and 
his beard cut as always. He started to have a good 
conversation with the barber who attended him. 
They talked about so many things and various subjects. 

Suddenly, they touched the subject of God. The barber said: 
"Look man, I don't believe that God exists as you say so." 

"Why do you say that?" asked the client. "Well, it's so easy, 

you just have to go out in the street to realize that 
God does not exist. Tell me, if God exists, 
would there be so many sick people? 
Would there be abandoned children? 
If God exists, there would be no suffering nor pain. 

I can't think of a God who permits all of these things." 

The client stopped for a moment thinking but he didn't want 
to respond so as to prevent an argument. The barber finished
his job and the client went out of the shop. Just after he left 
the barber shop he saw a man in the street with a long hair 
and beard (it seems that it had been a long time since he had 
his hair cut and he looked so untidy). 

Then the client again entered the barber shop and 
he said to the barber:"know what? Barbers do not exist." 

"How come they don't exist?"-asked the barber. 

"Well I am here and I am a barber." 

"No!" the client exclaimed. "They don't exist because if they did 
there would be no people with long hair and beards like that man 
who walks in the street." 

"Ah, barbers do exist, what happens is that people do not come to us." 

"Exactly!"- affirmed the client. "That's the point. God  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."

Author Unknown

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