Three Short Vignettes
It started out simply enough. One man went to his barber and said, “I don’t believe God exists.” He went to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed. As the barber started to trim, they started talking about everything from politics and the elections, to their families and religion.
“That’s Right, God Doesn’t Exist.”
When they got to the subject of God, The one guy said: “I don’t believe God exists.”
“Why do you say that?” asked His barber.
“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 and abused kids? If God existed, there would be no suffering or pain.
“I can’t imagine a loving God who would allow all of these things.”
The barber thought for a moment, but didn’t respond because he didn’t want to start an argument.
The barber finished his work and both men walked outside. They saw a man in the street with long, stringy, dirty hair and an untrimmed beard. He looked dirty and unkempt.
The barber turned back and entered the barbershop again and he said to His atheist customer:
“You know what? Barbers do not exist.”
“How can you say that?’ asked the surprised customer. “You are here, and you a barber. You just worked on me!”
“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! That’s what happens when people do not come to me.”
“That’s the point! God, too, DOES exist! And that’s what happens when people do not come to God too.”
A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales. The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though a whale is a very large mammal, its throat is very small. The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale. The teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human, it was impossible. The little girl said, “When I get to heaven I will ask Jonah.” The teacher asked, “What if Jonah went to hell?” The little girl replied, “Then you ask him!”
My granddaughter came home and told my wife about what she learned in church about God. She said that God is one God but three persons and that is confusing. “There is God the Father, she said. “Then there’s Jesus-He’s the Son. And there is Holy…hmm. Holy…I forget that third guy’s last name!”