It started with me showing my labmate an image where the tumor was really huge. It was so huge such that the spine and the major arteries of the mouse were displaced. Then my labmate innocently told me to ask forgiveness for doing such thing (implanting the tumor, scanning, killing, etc.) lest I want to be a mouse in my next life. I replied that I didn’t believe in reincarnation. Then I explained what I do believe.
I believe in a good God creating a good world with good human beings. Nevertheless, humans screwed up the thing and the world went haywire. Then I asked him, if you were god and you created such a good world, but now it messed up, what would you do? Will you abandon the world or will you try to rescue and renew it? He answered, well I will definitely be angry but I think I will try to rescue it.
Then I explain what indeed God has done to renew the world. He started the global rescue project by calling an obscure man from Near East called Abram and penultimately through Jesus of Nazareth. I asked him whether he wanted to follow this Jesus, who was raised from the dead as the beginning of new creation, and he answered that he would consider it.
Next, we will try to discuss a few passages from the Scriptures to let him read them by themselves, since I told him what if just now all that I told him were lies. I want him to check them out by himself, and he agreed to do so. I told him, since we will be having lots of long nights at the lab, we will have plenty of time to do so!
Most memorable moment:
Labmate: Christian groups [denominations] are like Qi Gong and Xiang Gong, right?