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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 2, 2003
Adversity introduces a man to himself. - Author Unknown
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
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 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 loving 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 cause 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: "You know what? Barbers do not exist."
"How con you say 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."
Submitted by Thurman Petty
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
If lawyers are disbarred and ministers unfrocked, could:
Electricians get delighted?
Cashiers get distilled?
Orchestra leaders be disbanded?
Artists' models deposed?
Office clerks be defiled?
Cooks get deranged?
Alpine climbers be dismounted?
Source: Humor Digest
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
The FBI has developed a new method of monitoring your computer activities. They think it will not be noticed by you.
FBI Monitoring Method
Submitted by George Pifer
If you shock a quartz crystal, it vibrates. You can't see it vibrate, but it vibrates nonetheless.
Someone took the time to measure the vibration of quartz and found that it vibrates at exactly 32,768 times a second - another reason why you can't see it. That one discovery made a dramatic change in our timekeeping. You have heard of quartz watches; you may even have one. Because quartz vibrates at exactly 32,768 times per second when it is shocked, even an inexpensive quartz watch is the most accurate timepiece ever invented; it is accurate to within one minute per year!
It works like this: If you were a mathematician you would know that there is something special about the number 32,768. If you take the number one and double it, you get 2; if you double that you get 4, and so on. Well, if you double your answer 15 times you will get exactly 32,768. Knowing that, the watch producers then knew that if they could find a way to cut the number of quartz vibrations in half 15 times they would have exactly one second. And that is exactly what they did. Your quartz watch has a tiny bit of quartz, a battery, and a series of tiny electrical circuits that cut the electrical pulses in half 15 times so that there is a burst of electrical energy every second. That little burst operates your quartz watch.
Source: Glimpses of God's Love by James A. Tucker and Priscilla Tucker, Copyright (c) 1983 by Review and Herald Publishing Association, http://isbn.nu/0767904249
Submitted by Nancy Simpson