A thousand years from now when scientists have solved all the questions that plague humanity, they are finally ready for the ultimate challenge.
They elect a representative to address God.
“God,” says the scientist in charge. “You are no longer needed. You served a function in your day, but that day is gone. We can do everything that You can do, so goodbye.”
There is a moment of silence. Then a voice booms out of the sky: “Everything?”
“Yes,” answers the scientist, “everything.”
“Can you make a human being from dust?”
“OK,” says God, “let me see you make a human being.”
The scientist reaches down and digs his hands into the earth.
“Oh, no,” says God. “Get your own dust.”
[Adapted, Why Faith Matters, Rabbi David J. Wolpe]