Posted by: fvbcdm | March 4, 2013

Feast of Saint Casimir (4 Mar 2013)

Like most of us, I suppose, who have an email address, I get lots of things on my computer each day—inspirational pieces, bit of humor, pretty scenery, etc. This morning I got the story about the atheistic scientist who told God that the world of science didn’t need the Creator any more since scientists could now do for themselves anything they wanted, including producing human beings. So the Lord asked for a sample of what they could do. The scientist leaned over and began to gather a pile of dirt with which to make a human being. But the Lord stopped him: “Oh, no! That MY dirt; I made it. You must make your own dirt!”Which reminds me of a true story which I love. During the 19th century, one of the world’s greatest scientists was the French chemist Louis Pasteur, from whose name we get the word “pasteurized” as in the case of milk. Doctor Pasteur had a colleague who was an atheist. One day, another person presented Dr. Pasteur with a small planetarium, which was a brand new invention in those days. It was a little machine which replicated on a very small scale the operation of our solar system. There was a globe in the middle holding a candle that was to be lighted and which represented the sun. Then you wound it up, and the tiny planets began their orbits around the sun, while a little moon circled the planet Earth.

Pasteur called his atheist friend to show him this ingenious gadget. He lit the candle, wound up the machine and then stood back to allow it to do its thing. The atheist, who had never seen such a thing, was fascinated! “That’s terrific!” he exclaimed. “Who made it?” This was the moment Pasteur had been waiting for. Using the logic of atheism, he replied very simply, “Nobody.”  Thank you for seeking God’s truth. God bless you. Father Victor Brown., O.P.

Note:  Father Brown composed this message some years ago.

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