All Blog Posts Tagged 'miracle' (4)

The poverty of miracles

I remember one of my many steps towards atheism was taken when I was at school. It was in history, when we leant about Custer's last stand and the events leading up to it - and finally we arrived at something called the ghost dance - a ritual steeped in cultish logic (and unsurprisingly toxic Christian Missionaries ) seeking divine intervention from a messianic figure , the ressurection of the dead to restore the nation,… Continue

Added by Richard Healy on January 9, 2011 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Cardinal Newmans Miracle: What is the truth?

Pope Benedict is in the UK in Birmingham to celebrate the beatification

of Cardinal John Henry Newman this weekend. Is this beatification really

justified based on the evidence of him performing a miracle? Read this

article by John Cornwell in the Times newspaper and decide for

yourselves.For my money it looks like the Catholic Church is up to it's old tricks again. Plus ca change!…



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Added by Crystal Shard on September 19, 2010 at 5:57am — No Comments

How to spot a miracle

According to Wikipedia,



“A miracle is a perceptible interruption of the laws of nature, such that can be attempted to be explained by divine intervention, and is sometimes associated with a miracle worker. Some suggest that God may work with the laws of nature to perform what we perceive as miracles. A miracle is often considered… Continue

Added by TJMorgan on January 12, 2010 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Cause and Effect vs. Miracles

Yet another in a series of things I wrote some time back (September of 2005, in this case) which I thought might be of interest in this venue. Granted, to most of us, the following is intuitively obvious ... but sometimes you just gotta say, "What the hell...."



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“You see there is only one constant. One universal. It is the only real truth. Causality. Action, reaction. Cause and effect.”[1]



While the Merovingian was a snotty,… Continue

Added by Loren Miller on December 8, 2009 at 9:00am — 13 Comments

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