The Barber Who Didn’t Believe

Morning Story and Dilbert

Vintage Dilbert
June 24, 2002

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 so.”

“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. Tell me, if God exists, would there be so many sick people? Would there be abandoned children? If God exists, 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 thinking but he didn’t want to respond so as to prevent 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 hair cut and he looked so untidy).
Then the client again entered the barber shop and he said to the barber:

“Know what? Barbers do not exist.”
“How come 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 beards like that man who walks in the street.”

“Ah, barbers do exist, what happens is that people do not come to us.”

“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.”

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  1. Anonymous said:



  2. francesgabriel75 said:

    Would like to re-blog this on mine if that’s ok with you. Great ‘take’ on the subject!


  3. francesgabriel75 said:

    Reblogged this on Walking the talk and commented:
    Nothing more needs to be said! 🙂


  4. I’m with Apple Hill Cottage, above. Gotta remember this one–it’s bound to come in handy in conversations!


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