This is one of the best
explanations of why
God allows pain and suffering that I have seen...
A man went to a barbershop to
hair cut and his beard trimmed.
As the barber began to work, they began to
have a good conversation.
They talked about so many things and various subjects.
When they eventually touched on the subject
of God, the barber said:
'I don't believe that God exists.'
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 children?
God existed, there would be neither
suffering nor pain?
I can't imagine a loving 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 unkempt.
The customer turned back and
entered the barber shop
again and he said to the barber:
'You know what? Barbers do not exist.'
'How can you say that?' asked the surprised barber.
'I am here, and I am a barber. 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!
happens when people do not come to me.'
'Exactly!' affirmed the customer. 'That's the point!
God, too, DOES exist!
That's what happens when people do not
go to Him and don't look to Him for help.
That's why there's so much pain and
suffering in the world.'
If you think God exists, send
this to other people---
If you think God does not exist, delete it!