Saturday, June 30, 2012

巴別塔 Tower of Babel

I guess most people have heard of the story of the Tower of the Babel. If not, you can always search it on the Internet or visit the following websites.

I'm not sure if I heard of that story when I was studying in a Christian (Protestant) kindergarten, but not until recent years I have a question in my mind: Why bother to interrupt people's work?

Let's take a look at some facts. The tallest building on Earth in year 2012 Q2 is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE, which is 829.84m tall. If you compare the height of the tallest building with the normal flight level ( that can be up to 15,100m, you will find that there is still a long way to build a "tall" building (Or we have already reached our limit)

Even with the technology in year 2012 and using all the resources (money, man power and materials) of the whole population on Earth, do you really think we can build something up to 15,000m? Do you really think that the Tower of the Babel in the old days can reach the sky and reach the Heaven?

So my question becomes: Why bother to interrupt people's work, for God knows that it is impossible for human beings to build anything tall?

My other question is that if you read Genesis 11:6 (, "And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do", do you really think that nothing will be retained from human beings? "Supposedly", people are able to do what they are designed (by God) to be able to do. People can't fly by just imagination. People can't run faster than light by just imagination. People can't live forever by just imagination. So what is God afraid of?

My next questions are: How many people are involved in building the Tower of Babel and what is the percentage to the whole population? Did God only change the languages of the construction workers? Did God change the languages of people who were not involved in the building of the tower? How many languages did God created for this incident? If someone is a construction worker who is not involved in the Tower of Babel, did God change his/her language? If a father's language is changed, Did God also change the language of his wife and children? For each language, is that at least one medical doctor to take care of the sick people?

作為其中一個高登CD-ROM會員,比着我,只會一邊食花生,一邊恥笑人類係井底之蛙,根本唔會出手.For example, when you hear the news that in June 2012 the Chinese submersible Jiaolong ( has broken the record to dive to a depth of over 7000m, you can simply mention that in March 2012, James Cameron has already reached the deepest bottom of the sea on Earth at nearly 11km (

Saturday, June 23, 2012

再來一次 Come Again

While I am reading some online news on computer stuff, I sudden think of an idea that what if Jesus come to Earth as a human being again?

Can Jesus solve the housing problem in Hong Kong, and how?
Can Jesus solve the European debt crisis, and how?
Can Jesus solve the Israel-Palestine problem, and how?
Can Jesus solve the starvation problem in Africa, and how?
Can Jesus solve the situation in North Korea, and how?

Can Jesus solve the gender and race problem in some countries, and how?
Can Jesus solve the human rights problem in some countries, and how?
Can Jesus solve the exploitation of some countries towards other countries, and how?

Can Jesus solve all human problems as a human being, and how?
Can Jesus solve all human problem as God, and how?

If Jesus has the ability to solve all these problems, should Jesus come now?
If Jesus does not have the ability to solve all these problems, why?

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Professor and Student 教授與學生

There are two different versions of the "Professor and Student". Unfortunately I can only find one version in English and the other version in Chinese. They are not the direct translation of each other; they are two different versions.

Let's take a look at the English version first, as I guess this is probably the more ancient version.


Does evil exist?

The university professor challenged his students with this question. Did God create everything that exists? A student bravely replied, "Yes, he did!"

"God created everything? The professor asked.

"Yes sir", the student replied.

The professor answered, "If God created everything, then God created evil since evil exists, and according to the principal that our works define who we are then God is evil". The student became quiet before such an answer. The professor was quite pleased with himself and boasted to the students that he had proven once more that the Christian faith was a myth.

Another student raised his hand and said, "Can I ask you a question professor?"

"Of course", replied the professor.

The student stood up and asked, "Professor, does cold exist?"

"What kind of question is this? Of course it exists. Have you never been cold?" The students snickered at the young man's question.

The young man replied, "In fact sir, cold does not exist. According to the laws of physics, what we consider cold is in reality the absence of heat. Every body or object is susceptible to study when it has or transmits energy, and heat is what makes a body or matter have or transmit energy. Absolute zero (-460 degrees F) is the total absence of heat; all matter becomes inert and incapable of reaction at that temperature. Cold does not exist. We have created this word to describe how we feel if we have no heat."

The student continued, "Professor, does darkness exist?"

The professor responded, "Of course it does."

The student replied, "Once again you are wrong sir, darkness does not exist either. Darkness is in reality the absence of light. Light we can study, but not darkness. In fact we can use Newton's prism to break white light into many colors and study the various wavelengths of each color. You cannot measure darkness. A simple ray of light can break into a world of darkness and illuminate it. How can you know how dark a certain space is? You measure the amount of light present. Isn't this correct? Darkness is a term used by man to describe what happens when there is no light present."

Finally the young man asked the professor, "Sir, does evil exist?"

Now uncertain, the professor responded, "Of course as I have already said. We see it every day. It is in the daily example of man's inhumanity to man. It is in the multitude of crime and violence everywhere in the world. These manifestations are nothing else but evil."

To this the student replied, "Evil does not exist sir, or at least it does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It is just like darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe the absence of God. God did not create evil. Evil is not like faith, or love that exist just as does light and heat. Evil is the result of what happens when man does not have God's love present in his heart. It's like the cold that comes when there is no heat or the darkness that comes when there is no light."

The professor sat down.

The young man's name — Albert Einstein.

Do you agree with this article? Are you satisfied with the answers?

If you visit the source website, you can find that there is a claim of this article: Albert Einstein humiliated an atheist professor by using the "Evil is the absence of God" argument". However, the claim is false.

Let's take a look at the other version, which is in Chinese.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009


















    「祂沒有這樣做呀,祂有嗎?我的兄弟是基督徒,他患了癌症,懇求耶穌醫治,可是結果他死了。耶穌怎會是善的?唔? 你能答我嗎?」



















    沒有回應。那學生嘗試堅定地直視教授,但失敗了。教授突然走開,在班前踱來踱去,活像一隻老黑豹。全班都被迷住。「告訴我,」他說,「這個上帝不斷地創造 一切的惡,衪怎會是善的?」教授揮舞著雙臂以包括著世上所有的邪惡。「這個善的上帝所造的仇恨、殘酷、痛苦、折磨、死亡和醜陋,以及所有苦難充斥著這個世 界,是嗎,年輕人?」






























    教授的笑容凝結起來。班房突然變得很冷。第二個基督徒繼續說:「你有很多種熱,很熱、超熱、巨熱、白熱、少少熱或是沒有熱,但我們沒有一樣東西叫 『冷」』。我們有零下458度(譯按:華氏),這是沒有熱,但就不可以再降低些。沒有一樣東西是叫冷的,不然我們會有冷過零下458度的溫度──先生,你 看,冷只是一個用來形容欠缺熱的字。我們不能量度冷。因為熱是能量,熱可用熱量單位來量度。冷不是熱的相反,先生,這只是熱的欠缺。」


    教授回應:「首先,我沒有說過冷是熱的相反。你暗示我有,硬說成是我說的。冷是熱的相對量度方式,特別是低過零度時。所有零下的溫度都可以用冷的定義來形 容。如我所說,冷不是熱的相反,僅是一個對熱、涉及它在絕對零度的相對狀態的描述。再者,我能引申你論點的前提,及將之應用在對體積的描述。沒有一樣東西 叫收縮,因為小只是大的欠缺,或者體積增長的欠缺。宇宙中最小的粒子是在原子邊緣的電子。所有收縮的東西都只能收縮到這個體積,不能再小,我們可以說收縮 不存在嗎?」



















    「你正在二元論方 法的前提上下工夫,」那基督徒解釋道,「例如有生存有死亡,有好神有壞神。你將上帝的概念看成有限的、我們可量度的東西。先生,科學連思想都解釋不了。它 用到電力和磁力,但這些都不曾被看見,對它們離完全了解還差得遠。將死亡視作生存的相反,是忽視死亡不是一種實在的東西的事實。死亡不是生存的相反,僅是 生存的欠缺。」   

    「我有說過生存是死亡的相反嗎?我有說過用二元論方法來看待事物嗎?沒有一個狀態是相反的。就像嬰兒不是老人的相反、或健康的新生女嬰不是患癌的老婆婆的 相反。所有東西的狀態只存在於一條連續統一體的線上。人類是四腳動物和植物的延續。這是進化,著眼於生長的科學。你從未見過人家寫聖經,我們可不可說聖經 是外太空生物寫成的?」

    那年輕人從書桌拿起一份鄰座在看的報紙。 「教授,這是這個國家其中一家最下流的小報。是不是有樣東西叫不道德?」





    「邪惡與正義是一個零和遊戲,原則上互相抵銷對方。一個人的舉動可以被同時考慮成邪惡和正義。它們同時存在,並非互相排斥。為甚麼你覺得即使上帝存在,祂 也是在工作的?這只是你的假設,認為上帝不會袖手旁觀。如果邪惡是那個機制,那它的目的是去減弱那所謂正義,因為這同樣是一個零和遊戲。」











    教授不滿地說:「你能證明你的胃已經吸收了你今天的早餐嗎?五十年前的早餐又怎樣?你能用肉眼證明地球是圓的而不需任何科學儀器?如果你目睹有人槍擊一個 受害者,由於子彈進入受害人的身體後就永遠不能被你看見,你能證明那受害人真的被子彈所殺嗎?如果你在法庭作證,指你目睹甲向乙開槍,你不只在提供意見。 再者,子彈被槍管射出飛過空中,快得你永遠看不見。如果我們連自己的觀察都不能相信,你和你的上帝的精神連繫還有啥值得相信。在哲學討論中,我就即管不理 你的無禮行為。現在你說完沒有?」












    看來沒有人試過。那基督徒惋惜地搖搖頭。「看來沒有人對教授的腦袋有任何感官認知。那麼, 根據實證、可測試和可證實的定律,科學說教授沒有腦袋。」   













    「進化論已被知道是真的,是因為証據。」教授繼續說。「它是對化石紀錄最好的解釋。就連有名的創造論家也承認,由爬蟲類到哺乳類動物的演變,在化石紀錄中 有良好的證據。一個創造論家的辯論小組,包括 Michael Behe和Philip Johnson等,在一埸電視轉播的辯論中正承認這點。那是在Buckley的"Firing Line"節目中。你有收看嗎?」



























    「如果一個人有能力去阻止海嘯把城鎮夷為平地,並這個人故意沒有去阻止它,我們不會說這個人是善的。就算那人說,『那不是我的錯,』我們也會因為一個人在 上千人要死去時見死不救而吃驚。所以,如果上帝能阻止天災而沒有做的話,我們按此推理就不應說上帝是善的。事實上,我們大概會說上帝是惡的。」










    「正確。」教授說。「如果它符合那定義,它就是那東西。如果神上帝符合善的定義,衪就是善的。如果衪不符合的話,它就不是。如果你承認衪不符合我們對善的 定義,衪就不是善的。說衪或許根據另一些定義是善的,毫無用處。如果我們想知道根據我們的定義,衪是否善的話,你已答了那問題。上帝不是善的。」















The second version in Chinese is obviously more logical than the first version in English. Although we human beings do not understand why God choose not to save people, we can understand that we simply do not understand God and therefore:

  1. If human beings do not have the ability to understand something of God, how do human beings know that their believe towards God is accurate? How do human beings guarantee that some human beings can explain the Bible and God's words accurately?
  2. In real life, there are thieves carrying loads of guns walking into banks and it is obvious that these are bad guys doing bad things, there are fake charity organizations that mislead people and people may not realize the truth forever. So how do human beings identify Alien, Devil and God?
I guess
  1. If God gives human beings humanity, human beings should use it for good and wisely
  2. If God gives human beings wisdom, human beings should use it for good and wisely. Ask when you have doubts.