MessageFrom: Marjie 
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2004 11:08 AM
Subject: FW: The Barber

A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and 

his beard trimmed. As the barber began to work, they 

began to have a good conversation. They talked about 

so many things and various subjects. 

When they eventually touched on the subject of God, 

the barber said: "I don't believe that God exists." 

"Why do you say that?" asked the customer. 

"Well, you just have to go out in the street to 

realize that God doesn't exist. Tell me, if God 

exists, would there be so many sick people? Would 

there be abandoned children? If God existed, there 

would be neither suffering nor pain. I can't imagine 

a loving a God who would allow all of these things." 

The customer thought for a moment, but didn't 

respond because he didn't want to start an argument. The 

barber finished his job and the customer left the 

shop. Just after he left the barbershop, he saw a 

man in the street with long, stringy, dirty hair and an 

untrimmed beard. He looked dirty and unkempt. 

The customer turned back and entered the barber shop 

again and he said to the barber: "You know what? 

Barbers do not exist." 

"How can you say that?" asked the surprised barber. 

"I am here, and I am a barber. And I just worked on 


"No!" the customer exclaimed. "Barbers don't exist 

because if they did, there would be no people with 

dirty long hair and untrimmed beards, like that man 


He exasperated barber replied," But barbers DO exist! What happens, is 

people do not come to me." 

"Exactly!"- affirmed the customer. "That's the point! 

God, too, 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."