ಜಗದ್ಗುರು ಶಂಕರಾಚಾರ್ಯ ಮಹಾಸಂಸ್ಥಾನಮ್-
An atheist and a believer had the same doctor. Every time they met in the
doctor’s waiting room, they would argue and end up insulting each other.
u realy believe that you are going to be saved on Judgment Day and go up to
heaven. Do u realy believe everything you read in the Bible, and everything
they told you in church?” said the atheist.
“I’m not certain of anything,” the believer replied.
“Like u I have doubts. But I stil hav hope.”
“But I don’t have doubts,” the atheist cried. “I have only certainties.
For example, I can assure you that God has nothing to do with the ache in
your knee, and that He doesn’t care in the least how you feel.”
“u don’t know what you’re talking about. And do you know something? You
are a believer too. I can prove it to you.”
“Really? That I’d like to see!”
“Will you be straightforward and answer my questions honestly?”
“Of course. I’m an honest atheist.”
“Okay. Can you tell me what the name of the doctor is who you came to see?”
“Well no, he’s not here. And I can’t pronounce the replacement’s name.”
“Well, when you leave his office, will you check the prescription he
gives you for mistakes, like you would a lottery ticket?”
“No, of course not. The doctor knows what he’s doing.”
“Are you a close friend of the pharmacist who is going to fill the
“No, I go to a big pharmacy, and I rarely get served by the same person.”
“Do you know what medication the doctor is going to give you, and what
its side effects are?”
“& yet ur going to take it, aren’t you?”
“Well, dear friend, I am happy to announce that you too are a man of
Many of us behave like atheist, we don’t understand how believers can have
blind faith in their God, & we often find their fervor ridiculous.
And yet, we also have well established beliefs, &
not only when
Source :- Sri’s Collection..