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 easy, you just have to go out in the street to realize that God
does not exist. 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 to think but he didn't respond because he
didn't want to start 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 long hair and a beard (it appeared that it had been a long
time since this man had his hair 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 come they don't exist?"-asked the barber. "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 beards like that man who walks in the
"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."
God does exist!