How can I be mekarev a sincere college professor who is my physics teacher?
So first of all, if you’re a woman, forget about it. Be merachek him, not mekarev him.
But if you’re a male, so give him a book called Scientific Creationism. You can buy it here for five dollars. And tell him to read it through twice. Buy the public school edition; that’s the kind that doesn’t have any religious propaganda at the back. That’s the one we sell here. Tell him to read it twice. If he has any questions, tell him to call me up – not you, because you won’t be able to answer him.
Last week a man was here and I saw that he wasn’t understanding a very simple matter. When we were talking about the wonders that you see in creation that demonstrate the presence of Creator, so this man said, “Who created the Creator?”
Now that question has no bearing on the subject. Let’s say a man built a house. Now you come and see the house years later. You see walls, you see doors, you see windows. That house didn’t happen by itself. It wasn’t a result of hurricanes that blew down trees and blew off the bark and split them into boards and blew plastic materials together and finally it all come into a house after millions of years of storms and hurricanes. Nobody will say such a stupid thing. Somebody made that house! It’s an intelligence!
Now here comes along a chacham and says, “Who made the maker of the house?”
Who cares who made him?! Our point is: Somebody made a house. Who made the builder of the house?! Go ask his father and mother who made him. That’s not our point. It’s a question that’s entirely irrelevant.
If you would say a house was made by somebody and that’s all you said, so then this fellow could say, “Who made the maker?” But we’re not talking about who made the house. We’re saying that the presence of a house demonstrates intelligence. Without intelligence it couldn’t be; that’s all. Once we prove there was intelligence, then asking who made the intelligence doesn’t interest us anymore. If there’s an intelligence that can make a tree, so now go look for that intelligence. It’s someplace. But who made that intelligence? That’s a question that’s an idle question. It has nothing to do with our subject.
So this college professor after he reads the book Scientific Creationism, so then if it’s a goy, let it stop at that. He has questions? Let him speak to somebody who knows the subject. Don’t answer it yourself unless you’re very competent.
But if he’s a Jew, then give him “Rejoice O Youth,” and tell him to read it three times. If he has any questions, he should call me up.
And that’s how to be mekarev a college professor who is sincere.
Now it may be he is not sincere. It may be he puts up a good face. It could be he is a sincere evolutionist, which means he’s a stubborn liar. No matter what he’s going to stick to his theories even though you show him b’osos u’mofsim. So for most of them, it’s a lost case, but if there is somebody and it pays to try, then this is what’s suggested.
TAPE # 425