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Sister Marie

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Testimonies Of A Differnt Nature
« on: November 20, 2007, 09:09:09 PM »

This is one of the best explanations of why God allows pain and suffering
that I have seen. It's an explanation other people will understand.

A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed. 
As the barber began to work, they talked about so many things and various

When they eventually touched on the subject of God, the barber said:
"I don't believe thatGod exists."

"Why do you say that?"  Asked the customer.

"Well, you just have to go out in the street to realize that God doesn't
exist. Tell me,
if God exists, would there be so many sick people?  Would there be abandoned
If God existed, there would be neither suffering nor pain.  I can't imagine
loving a God who
would allow all of these things."

The customer thought for a moment, but didn't respond because he didn't want
to start
an argument.

The barber finished his job and the customer left the shop. Just after he
left the barbershop,
he saw a man in the street with long, stringy, dirty hair and an untrimmed
beard.  He looked
dirty and un-kept.

The customer turned back and entered the barber shop again and he said to the
"You know what? Barbers do not exist."

"How can you say that?"  Asked the surprised barber.  "I am here, and I am a
And I just worked on you!"

"No!"  The customer exclaimed.  "Barbers don't exist because if they did,
there would be no
people with dirty long hair and untrimmed beards, like that man outside."

"Ah, but barbers DO exist!  What happens is, people do not come to me."

"Exactly!"  Affirmed the customer.  "That's the point!  God, too, 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."
With Christian Love,


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Re: Testimonies Of A Differnt Nature
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2007, 09:12:05 PM »
By God's grace,
Arnold M. Sy Go