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we think we’re made of numbers. percentages on tests, pounds on a scale, likes on a photo, price tags on clothes. but we’re not. we are made of love and happiness and they way we laugh. we’re made of good memories and late nights and past-curfews. we have more substance than numbers.

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“Sometimes you’re 23 and standing in the kitchen of your house making breakfast and brewing coffee and listening to music that for some reason is really getting to your heart. You’re just standing there thinking about going to work and picking up your dry cleaning. And also more exciting things like books you’re reading and trips you plan on taking and relationships that are springing into existence. Or fading from your memory, which is far less exciting. And suddenly you just don’t feel at home in your skin or in your house and you just want home but “Mom’s” probably wouldn’t feel like home anymore either. There used to be the comfort of a number in your phone and ears that listened everyday and arms that were never for anyone else. But just to calm you down when you started feeling trapped in a five-minute period where nostalgia is too much and thoughts of this person you are feel foreign. When you realize that you’ll never be this young again but this is the first time you’ve ever been this old. When you can’t remember how you got from sixteen to here and all the same feel like sixteen is just as much of a stranger to you now. The song is over. The coffee’s done. You’re going to breathe in and out. You’re going to be fine in about five minutes.”The Winter of the Air  (via gwenlightened)

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  • Professor :You are a Christian, aren’t you, son?
  • Student :Yes, sir.
  • Professor:So, you believe in GOD?
  • Student :Absolutely, sir.
  • Professor :Is GOD good?
  • Student :Sure.
  • Professor:Is GOD all powerful?
  • Student :Yes.
  • Professor:My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to GOD to heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But GOD didn’t. How is this GOD good then? Hmm?
  • (Student was silent.)
  • Professor:You can’t answer, can you ? Let’s start again, young fella. Is GOD good?
  • Student :Yes.
  • Professor:Is satan good?
  • Student :No.
  • Professor:Where does satan come from?
  • Student :From … GOD …
  • Professor:That’s right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?
  • Student :Yes.
  • Professor:Evil is everywhere, isn’t it ? And GOD did make everything. Correct?
  • Student :Yes
  • Professor:So who created evil ?
  • (Student did not answer.)
  • Professor:Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don’t they?
  • Student :Yes, sir.
  • Professor:So, who created them ?
  • (Student had no answer.)
  • Professor:Science says you have 5 Senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me, son, have you ever seen GOD?
  • Student :No, sir.
  • Professor:Tell us if you have ever heard your GOD?
  • Student :No , sir.
  • Professor:Have you ever felt your GOD, tasted your GOD, smell your GOD? Have you ever had any sensory perception of GOD for that matter?
  • Student :No, sir. I’m afraid I haven’t.
  • Professor:Yet you still believe in Him?
  • Student :Yes.
  • Professor :According to Empirical, Testable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says your GOD doesn’t exist. What do you say to that, son?
  • Student :Nothing. I only have my faith.
  • Professor:Yes, faith. And that is the problem Science has.
  • Student :Professor, is there such a thing as heat?
  • Professor:Yes.
  • Student :And is there such a thing as cold?
  • Professor:Yes.
  • Student :No, sir. There isn’t.
  • (The lecture theatre became very quiet with this turn of events.)
  • Student :Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat. But we don’t have anything called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we can’t go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold. Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it.
  • (There was pin-drop silence in the lecture theater.)
  • Student :What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?
  • Professor:Yes. What is night if there isn’t darkness?
  • Student :You’re wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light. But if you have no light constantly, you have nothing and its called darkness, isn’t it? In reality, darkness isn’t. If it is, were you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn’t you?
  • Professor:So what is the point you are making, young man?
  • Student :Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.
  • Professor:Flawed ? Can you explain how?
  • Student :Sir, you are working on the premise of duality. You argue there is life and then there is death, a good GOD and a bad GOD. You are viewing the concept of GOD as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, Science can’t even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life: just the absence of it. Now tell me, Professor, do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?
  • Professor:If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes, of course, I do.
  • Student :Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?
  • (The Professor shook his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument was going.)
  • Student :Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor. Are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a preacher?
  • (The class was in uproar.)
  • Student :Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor’s brain?
  • (The class broke out into laughter.)
  • Student :Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor’s brain, felt it, touched or smelt it? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established Rules of Empirical, Stable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says that you have no brain, sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures, sir?
  • (The room was silent. The Professor stared at the student, his face unfathomable.)
  • Professor:I guess you’ll have to take them on faith, son.
  • Student :That is it sir… Exactly ! The link between man and GOD is FAITH. That is all that keeps things alive and moving.
  • That student was Albert Einstein.
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