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OfflineDeiymiyan
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Time For Some Comic Relief...
    #1848849 - 08/25/03 05:34 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Here's a little story  I just got it Emailed to me.    I'm posting this because of the comic value it had for me...  I found it entertaining..  I hope you do too.



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 so."


"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 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 prevent 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: ?know what? Barbers do not exist."


"How come 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."


:nut:





 


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Re: Time For Some Comic Relief... [Re: Deiymiyan]
    #1848875 - 08/25/03 05:40 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Good point.


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Re: Time For Some Comic Relief... [Re: the universe]
    #1848918 - 08/25/03 05:50 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Yeah, that was good, atleast as a point. As a joke it sucked :confused:


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Re: Time For Some Comic Relief... [Re: DailyPot]
    #1849165 - 08/25/03 07:27 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I found it to be a poor point, and a poor joke.

People choose to grow their hair, they do not choose to have cancer or die in a plane crash.


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Re: Time For Some Comic Relief... [Re: Euphoria]
    #1849259 - 08/25/03 08:04 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

"People choose to grow their hair, they do not choose to have cancer or die in a plane crash."
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I think you are misjudging choice vs. reason...


:lipsrsealed:

 


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Re: Time For Some Comic Relief... [Re: Deiymiyan]
    #1849268 - 08/25/03 08:08 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I went to God for help...
but the lines were long...
and the lines at the liquor store were so much shorter... :smirk:


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Re: Time For Some Comic Relief... [Re: lucid]
    #1849275 - 08/25/03 08:11 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

interesting. hehe good job


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Re: Time For Some Comic Relief... [Re: Tasty_Smurf_House]
    #1849466 - 08/25/03 09:23 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

do all I've got to do is "come to god" and I won't get sick anymore? sweet, I'm going to go play in the rain with dirty needles!


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The ultimate meaning of our being can only be fulfilled in the paradoxical leap beyond the tragic-demonic frustration. It is a leap from our side, but it is the self-surrendering presence of the Ground of Being from the other side.
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Re: Time For Some Comic Relief... [Re: Deiymiyan]
    #1849879 - 08/25/03 11:38 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Imagine if you went to the barber-shop to get your hair cut, but the barber wouldn't assist you.. Imagine him saying "try back tomorrow." You walk away all pissed-off but return the next day - the barber refuses to help you again - he tells you to come back tomorrow. The next day you return and he tells you that he can't do it today, and that you'll have to come back tomorrow. Imagine that instead of working on this barber's schedule, you went and cut your own hair or went to a different barber or had a friend cut it....

My point is that even when people come to God for help, the chances of somebody being "helped" are just as high as if they went to Buddha for help, or simply asked "existence" for some help... lol I don't know if I'm making any sense here but what I mean is all it seems God does for people is give them hope, which they can give themSELVES if they stop looking to God for it - I don't want to turn this into an "IS THERE A GOD?!" thread so I'd better just cut this off right here lol

once again, good story though :smile:


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Edited by Strumpling (08/25/03 11:39 PM)


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Re: Time For Some Comic Relief... [Re: Strumpling]
    #1850111 - 08/26/03 12:59 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Trick question:  What if you went to the barber and had no hair?...  :eek:   


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Re: Time For Some Comic Relief... [Re: Deiymiyan]
    #1850165 - 08/26/03 01:20 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Trick question: What if you went to the barber and had no hair?...

Well then.... I suppose he'd buff your scalp.


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Re: Time For Some Comic Relief... [Re: Sclorch]
    #1850210 - 08/26/03 01:33 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

"Well then.... I suppose he'd buff your scalp."
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Ha ha ha !!  Reminds me of that Bugs Bunny episode at the Barber Shop with Elmer Phud [Is that how you spell his name?]... 

:lol: 


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