Barber Shop

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by Showers, Nov 5, 2003.

  1. Showers

    Showers New Member


    >
    >
    >The Bible says to have an answer for why you believe to those
    who ask you.
    >This is a good example of an answer to one of the most common
    reasons
    >sinners give for ignoring God and His goodness.
    >
    >
    >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."
    >
    >"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. Oh, 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 nor pain. I can't think of loving 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 cause 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 cut and he looked so untidy).
    >
    >Then the client again entered the barber shop and he said to the
    barber:
    >"You know what? Barbers do not exist."
    >
    >"How con you say 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 beard like that man who
    walks in the
    >street."
    >
    >"Ah, barbers do exist, what happens is that people do not come
    to me."
    >
    >"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."
    >
  2. bakron

    bakron New Member

    Thank you for sharing. Now we may all share with someone who has a hard time thinking that a "loving God" exists! I'd never thought of an explanation in that light.

    L, Jeannette
  3. Sandyz

    Sandyz New Member

    I loved that. I`m going to have to print this out and share it.

    Thanks for sharing it!
    Sandyz