Thought to share this.....
A preacher and a the president of a soap manufacturing
company went for a walk together.
The president said, "What good is religion? Look at all the
trouble and misery of the world! Still there, even after
years, thousands of years, of teaching about goodness and
truth and love and peace. Still there, after all the sermons
and teachings. If religion is good and true, why should this
The preacher said nothing.
They continued walking until he noticed a child playing in
the gutter. Then the preacher said, "Look at that child. You
say that soap makes people clean, but see the dirt on that
youngster. Of what good is soap? With all the soap in the
world, over all these years, the child is still filthy. I
wonder how effective soap is, after all!"
The president of the soap company protested, "But preacher,
soap can't do any good unless it is used!"
"Exactly," replied the preacher. "Exactly."