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Does God Exist?
A man went to a barber shop to have his hair cut. As always he started to have a good conversation with the barber who was cutting his hair. They talked about so many things and various subjects. Suddenly, they touched the subject of God.
The barber said, "Look, I just don't believe that God exists!"
"Why do you say that?" asked the man.
"That's easy, you just have to go out into the street to realise that God does not exist. tell me, if God existed, would there be so many sick people? Would there be abandoned children? If God existed, there would be no suffering or pain. I can't believe that a loving God would permit all of these things."
The man thought for a moment, but he didn't want to cause an argument, so he said nothing.
The barber finished his job and the man went out of the shop. Just after he left the barber shop he saw a man in the street with long untidy hair and an unkempt beard. He went back into the barber shop and said to the barber: "You know what? Barbers do not exist!"
"How can you say they don't exist?" asked the barber. "I am here and I am a barber."
"No!" the man exclaimed. "You don't exist because if you did there wouldn't be people with long messy hair and a rough beard like that man outside."
"But, I do exist, and that is what happens when people don't come to me."
"Exactly!" affirmed the man. "That's the point. God does exist, and look what happens when so many people don't look for Him, or go to Him. That's why there's so much pain and suffering in the world."
"God that made the world and all
things therein, seeing that He is Lord of heaven and earth, ...
"he that cometh to God must believe that He [exists], and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him" (Hebrews 11:6)
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16)