Taste and See

By David Simmons


Many people haven't taken the time to experience Jesus for themselves and are quick to judge. This skit shows how speaking out can change how we look at creation.

Scripture reference

Psalms 34:8: "Taste and see that the Lord is good"


A pulpit with a banner in the background that says 'Annual Science Convention' (or similar).


Professor Simpkins (lab coat on or something scientific)
Thomas (regular looking guy)



Professor Simpkins: Ladies and Gentlemen! welcome to the annual science convention. I am Professor Simpkins and I have some incredible news concerning evolution. Over the years we have come to accept the fact that man has evolved from the monkey. I am here to dispute that fact from many hours of extensive research. We did NOT come from monkeys (audience reacts) but we come from monkey (pause) poop. Yes, that's right. I examined the molecular construction of my findings and I have found this to be true. I took a sample of my own poop and compared it with monkey poop and have found this to be an infallable conclusion. This finding has proven to me that there is definitely NO God. We all come from monkey poop resulting from the "big bang". God is a mere fairy tale that people would have you believe. We happen to be our own gods. Now, before I go, are there any question?

Thomas: I have a question!

Dr. Simpkins: yes?

Thomas: I can see where you are coming from as far as research may go but have you really taken time to explore ALL posibilities? (takes a bite of an apple)

Professor Simpkins: I believe so, I did an extensive study on my findings.....

Thomas: No, no, that's not what I meant. I mean did you explore other possibilities of where we may have come from???

Professor Simpkins: We simply came from the BIG bang and over millions of years we have evolved from monkey poop. This is what I have found to be true and this is what I KNOW to be true.

Thomas: Well how do you know for certain? Could there be a slight possibility that you may be wrong and God created the universe like the Bible says?

Professor Simpkins: Not likely (smiles at the audience) but I guess speaking hypothetically there could be a teeny tiny possibility that I am wrong.

Thomas: Well, I am here to ask a favor of you

Professor Simpkins: And that might be?

Thomas: Well, I don't know if you noticed it but the whole time we were talking I was eating an apple, and I want to know whether you consider this apple (holds up core) is sweet or sour?

Professor Simpkins: (takes a little bit of time to think) Well to tell you the truth I haven't really taken the time to taste that apple so I really wouldn't know.

Thomas: Maybe it's safe to say that you haven't taken the time to "taste" Jesus either. So how would you know if He is real or not?

Professor Simpkins: I just know!

Thomas: Is that even an answer? I believe that until you study God's word for yourself, or maybe pray and do some real study about whether God is real or not, you need to stop claiming there isn't a God. I think it makes sense to at least explore the possiblity. Wouldn't you agree?

Professor Simpkins: Well I.....um......no....maybe......that's enough of the questions for now. Maybe everyone would like to look at my poop or the monkey's poop. Yea that's it!!........

Thomas: Professor Simpkins!!! you didn't answer my question

Professor: If you come over here you will see.........

Thomas: Professor Simpkins! please answer the question.....

(lights dim)



© David Simmons 1999
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This play may be performed free of charge, on the condition that copies are not sold for profit in any medium, nor any entrance fee charged.
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