A woman went to a hairdresser to have her hair cut and blow-waved as usual. She started to have a good conversation with the hairdresser.They talked about many things and various subjects. Suddenly, they touched on the subject of God. The hairdresser said: “Look, 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 to realize that God does not exist. 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 nor pain. I can’t think of loving a God who permits all of these things.”

The client stopped for a moment thinking but she didn’t want to respond so as to cause an argument. The hairdresser finished her job and the client went out of the salon. Just after she left the salon she saw a man in the street with long hair and a beard. (It seems that it had been a long time since he had his cut, and he looked so untidy).Then the client again entered the hairdressing salon and said to the hairdresser:

“You know what? Hairdressers don’t exist.”

“How can you say they don’t exist?” asked the hairdresser. “I am a hairdresser and here I am.”

“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 walks in the street.”

“Ah, hairdressers do exist, what happens is that 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.”

–Submitted by: Sherry Moss (parklanerocks@aol.com)