A man went to a barbershop to have his hair and his beard
cut as always.
He started to have a good conversation with the barber who
attended to him. They talked about so many things and various
Suddenly, they touched the subject of God. The barber said:
"Look man, I don't believe that God exists as you say
"Why do you say that?" asked the client.
"Well, it's so easy, you just have to go out in the street
that God does not exist. Oh, tell me, if God existed, would
there be so many sick people? Would there be abandoned children?
If God existed, there would be no suffering or 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 barbershop, he saw a man in the
street with long hair and beard, it seems that it had been
a long time since he had his hair cut and he looked very untidy.
Then the client again entered the barbershop and he said to
the barber: "You know what? Barbers do not exist."
"How can they not exist?" asked the barber. "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 beard like that man who is walking down the street."
"Ah, but barbers do exist, what happens is that those
people do not come to me."
"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."