One day a professor of a university decided to defy his pupils. He asked, "Did God create everything that exists?"
A student answered bravely, "Yes, He did."
"Everything?" asked the teacher.
"Yes, everything," was the answer of the student.
"In that case, God also created evil, correct? Because evil exists," said the teacher.
To that, the student had no answer and remained in silence. The teacher was delighted at the opportunity to prove one more time that faith was only a myth.
Suddenly, another student raised his hand and asked, "May I ask you a question, professor?"
"Of course," was the answer.
"Does cold exist?"
"Of course," answered the professor. "Have you never felt cold?"
"Actually, sir, cold does not exist. According to studies in physics cold is the total and complete absence of heat. An object can only be studied if it has, and transmits, energy. And it is the heat of an object that transmits its energy. Without heat, the objects are inert, incapable to react. Cold does not exist. We created the term, cold
, to explain the lack of heat."
The student then asked, "And darkness? Does darkness exist?"
"It exists," replied the teacher.
"Again, you're wrong, sir. Darkness is the total absence of light. You can study light and brightness, but not darkness. The Prism of Nichols shows the variety of different colors in which light can be decomposed according to the longitude of the waves. Darkness is the term we created to explain the total absence of light."
And finally, the student asked, "And evil, sir. Does evil exist? God did not create evil. Evil is the absence of God in people's hearts, it is the absence of love, humanity, and faith. Love and faith are like heat and light. They exist. Their absence leads to evil."
Now it was the professor's turn to remain silent. . .
The name of the student was: Albert Einstein.