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Old 05 August 2007, 09:02 PM
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WHAT A GREAT ANALOGY OF GOD FOR THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW BY ROBIN WILLIAMS NO LESS

This is one of the best explanations of why God allows pain and suffering that I have seen. It's an explanation other people will understand.

A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed. As the barber began to work, 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."

"Why 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? If God existed, there would be neither suffering nor pain. I can't imagine loving a 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 un-kept.

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! What happens is, people do not come to me."

"Exactly!" - affirmed the customer. "That's the point! God, too, 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."

If you KNOW God exists, send this to other people -- If you think God doesn't exist, then just delete it!
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Old 05 August 2007, 09:11 PM
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I'll go to God when He is (like a barber) conveniently listed in the yellow pages.
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Old 05 August 2007, 09:45 PM
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Because pain and suffering are just like having long hair.
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Old 05 August 2007, 09:52 PM
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And it's always your own fault when you're in pain and suffering! Never mind the fact that you live in a war-torn country, or some drunk-driving idiot ran you over, it's your fault!
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Old 05 August 2007, 09:53 PM
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And of course, people who know God never have any problems or pain or suffering.
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Old 05 August 2007, 10:49 PM
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Is there ANY argument that religious people won't use in support of their claims. Should we have a contest - find glurge that does not mention god.
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Old 06 August 2007, 02:49 AM
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What this glurge fails to recognise that metaphorically, I've been looking for a barber for years. My friends all found barbers. They invited me to their barbershop, but when I went there, there were no barbers there. I tried the Yellow Pages but nobody answered the phones at any of the listings. I've seen barbershops on the street, but when I go in there, there's always just customers, no barbers. They say he's coming back, but they don't know when.
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Old 06 August 2007, 08:50 AM
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What this glurge fails to recognise that metaphorically, I've been looking for a barber for years. My friends all found barbers. They invited me to their barbershop, but when I went there, there were no barbers there. I tried the Yellow Pages but nobody answered the phones at any of the listings. I've seen barbershops on the street, but when I go in there, there's always just customers, no barbers. They say he's coming back, but they don't know when.
Do they leave magazines lying around for you to read while you wait?
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Old 06 August 2007, 11:50 AM
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Do they leave magazines lying around for you to read while you wait?
And do they leave books in hotel rooms?
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Old 06 August 2007, 12:33 PM
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Does this mean all hippies are going to hell?
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Old 06 August 2007, 12:34 PM
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Doesn't God realize his own son could do with a short back and sides, and a quick run over with the straight razor.

Satans "looked for God but found Sweeney Todd" Hobbit
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Old 06 August 2007, 04:47 PM
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Am I the only person who reads things that are religious attributed to some celebrity and the first thing I think is, "Left wife for nanny...nice role model there." (I doubt very much Robin Williams penned this thing, FWIW!)
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Old 06 August 2007, 10:25 PM
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The original writer of this must not have read the book of Job.
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Old 07 August 2007, 01:53 AM
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Am I the only person who reads things that are religious attributed to some celebrity and the first thing I think is, "Left wife for nanny...nice role model there." (I doubt very much Robin Williams penned this thing, FWIW!)
I don't think such things. But then, if you look at the role models actually portrayed in the The Bible, you pretty much come to the same conclusion sometimes. I don't think having 'sinned' excludes one as a role model for Christianity. Aren't we all sinners.... etc. Isn't the point that you can be Saved regardless?

Anyhoo, I can't say I keep up with the celebrity life to be thinking these things anyway. Did he? Before or after Mrs Doubtfire?
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Old 08 August 2007, 08:52 AM
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So if I cut my own hair... does that make me God?
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What this glurge fails to recognise that metaphorically, I've been looking for a barber for years. My friends all found barbers. They invited me to their barbershop, but when I went there, there were no barbers there. I tried the Yellow Pages but nobody answered the phones at any of the listings. I've seen barbershops on the street, but when I go in there, there's always just customers, no barbers. They say he's coming back, but they don't know when.

You should only use my barber. He is the one true barber. Anyone who tries a different barber will burn in hell. If you mock my barber, I will kill you.
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Old 08 August 2007, 03:00 PM
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You should only use my barber. He is the one true barber. Anyone who tries a different barber will burn in hell. If you mock my barber, I will kill you.
And beware the wig seller, who's actually a fallen barber in disguise. He say he'll cut your hair, but he'll just leave you with a wig so unwieldy that you won't be able to see anything, including the truth about The Barber.
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Old 08 August 2007, 03:03 PM
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This glurge would work only if there were one barber for the entire human race.

Oh, and if people viewed as long hair as suffering.

What an absurd story.
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Old 08 August 2007, 03:12 PM
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What about if I get my haircut in a salon? Am I an idolator?
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Old 08 August 2007, 03:25 PM
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I have a selection of holy relics for sale, if anyone wants to contact me.







All certified as authentic by the Archbishop of Wella, and the Archdiocese of Pantene Pro-V.

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