All Blog Posts Tagged 'miracles' (19)

Life and Death: Unreal Expectations

It is with some trepidation that I write this article because the death of a child is probably the worst thing that can ever happen to a parent. The case of Jahi McMath who was declared brain dead after a "routine" tonsillectomy" made headlines after her parents refused to allow doctors to shut down the ventilator keep her…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on January 23, 2014 at 8:49am — 8 Comments

Unlikely newpaper heading: God refuses to save abducted child

In Canada, this morning's leading national newspaper had an article on the return of a child that had been abducted (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/bc-boy-safe-in-miracle-return-suspected-abductor-at-large/article2161442/).

 

The return is dubbed miraculous. "For four days, Kienan Hebert’s parents…

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Added by Rachel on September 12, 2011 at 9:50am — 2 Comments

Shitty Miracles (the second): Jesus gets angry at a fig tree



What is this miraculous evidence of Jesus' love?

Jesus and his disciples were out walking around and became hungry, as you do. Jesus spied a fig tree and went up to it excited. But, when he found there was no fruit on the fig tree, Jesus got angry at it and put a curse on the fig tree causing it to wither away and then lectured to his disciples about the need for faith.

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Added by mistercliff on September 9, 2011 at 9:38pm — 4 Comments

Shitty Miracles (the first): The coin in the fish's mouth.

Working on a line-by-line parody of the New Testament is a unique experience for me as an atheist and it's an interesting way of getting up close and personal with the contradictions and, well, bullshit, of the Bible. I was planning on posting several insights but here's one that requires it's own category: shitty miracles. Thus, Shitty Miracles (the first): The coin in the fish's mouth.

 

What is this miraculous evidence of Jesus's love?

Peter…

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Added by mistercliff on July 6, 2011 at 3:05am — No Comments

Changing the Status quo of religions to Mythology

I would like to have your opinion about the discussion below. Our organization is quite young and we don’t have enough legal nor technical knowledge in this area. Meanwhile we are conscious that it is a huge endeavor to be carried out without international support and collaboration.

We at…

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Added by Jeronimo Lemos de Freitas Filho on June 28, 2011 at 3:15am — 5 Comments

Science in the Quran: A Myth debunked 1 of ?

Looking through my rss feeds today i found a video interview of Alfred Kröner (via AtheistMedia)





This video reminded me of my own "research" into that field a few years ago, funnily using the same islamic site. I started mailing scientists and got some responses.

If there is some interest (please do comment) i might actually post those mails… Continue

Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on March 22, 2011 at 11:02am — No Comments

Chapter Two: ASSURANCE OF SALVATION? part four



To this statement, [Assurance of Salvation] I can already hear the devout and the faithful saying that I must not have been truly saved or filled with the spirit.  First, one cannot say that according their own belief system.  They cannot know my sincerity and willingness to know more of God.  Also, I was one of the most devout and on fire believers that one would come across.  But it will be said, never the less.

One of the main reasons that I went through the process of covering…

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Added by Thomas True on December 18, 2010 at 1:27pm — 1 Comment

Faith healing? Here is how it is done while it doesn't work.

If believers don't believe skeptics when they try to show them how easy it is to trick them, perhaps they are more inclined to believe one of their own.

(Former) faith healer Mark Haville tells us how it is done.





As usual, the original post is… Continue

Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on November 20, 2010 at 7:49am — No Comments

American tv station makes me want to throw up

Luckily I don't receive A&E, an american tv station which starts with a new show called "Psychic kids - Paranormal Children".…

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Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on November 18, 2010 at 4:25am — 1 Comment

I have no clue about things, but i know that this was from God

Why is it that every time something positive happens which (perhaps) people thought of as improbable or impossible someone comes along and thinks that THIS is then a miracle of God?…


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Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on October 21, 2010 at 6:11am — 3 Comments

Divine Contradiction

On one hand, theists claim that god gave man free-will and that this omnipotent divinity does not assert its power over ones will and choices (because if it did than one would not have free-will), while on the other hand, some theists simultaneously claim that god answers prayers, performs miracles, and in general, intervenes. I find these two claims to be rather contradictory. Let’s first define some terms and then… Continue

Added by TJMorgan on January 13, 2010 at 6:36pm — 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 — 2 Comments

On miracles, magic and supernatural physics

I set aside an hour and a half and watched the Thunderf00t/Ray Comfort discussion, and it got me thinking about the relationship between magic and miracles. I've never, as an adult, believed in either magic or miracles, but for some reason, I'd never really thought about comparing and contrasting them until I saw it.



Here's my consideration of the relations between magic, miracles, gods and physics:…



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Added by Paul Tourville on July 29, 2009 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Chatting with a Mormon Missionary: Take 6

I'm posing once again as a man, "Aaron" today. Aaron's topic of questioning is the great mystery: Death.



You are speaking live with Ben, who is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Information provided in this session is to provide assistance only and is not an official statement of the Church.



Ben: hello



Me: Hi Ben. A friend of mine is very ill. I'm starting to wonder what happens to us when we die.



Ben: that is a great… Continue

Added by Angie Jackson on June 28, 2009 at 11:55am — 2 Comments

ON HUMAN EXTINCTION

Chris Hedges' "We are breeding ourselves to extinction"



http://informationclearinghouse.info:80/article22181.htm



is one of the most insightful, on-the-money, spot-on essays I've ever read. I'm posting it here because I predicted the same events over five years ago when I started writing Mirror Reversal. It's heartbreaking that I could be so right, and yet alone, so helpless.



Professor Cynthia Whipple tells her boyfriend,



““Once…
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Added by Richard Goscicki on March 12, 2009 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

DEFINITIVE PROOF THAT GOD EXISTS

When the octuplets were born, I posted the following excerpt from Mirror Reversal on a right-wing website. I figured they'd enjoy it since the piece supports their believe system. I really just wanted to find out their reactions.



The comments were mixed, mostly from "You gotta be kiddin', and "Are you crazy?" to "I like your reasoning," and "Yes, babies are miracles, God bless 'em."



Let me make it clear, I'm not a sexest. Wayne is a composite of the kids I… Continue

Added by Richard Goscicki on March 4, 2009 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Miracles or Anti-miracles?

Why do religious people (or any people) consider good conclusions to bad situations to be miracles? Going about daily life on an average scale free of tragedy is not a rare, precious thing. It is the default. The real "miracle", or "anti-miracle", is that such a tragic and terrible thing happened in the first place. The odds are against planes crashing, being held at gunpoint, or being attacked by a shark. Just because one of these life-threatening situations ends in survival does not make it a… Continue

Added by cj the cynic on February 28, 2009 at 5:48pm — No Comments

Re: God's Intervention (article)

God's Intervention (article)



Riaz Ahmed Shah: i would like to see god grow an amputated limb back!



We'll yeah, that is the standard response to the god-freaks that should shut them up. But...



I've known this guy for years at my local. We've never discussed either religion or politics. Just talk pub crap, like sport.



One day, the discussion strayed into… Continue

Added by Фелч Гроган on August 19, 2008 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

Jesus digs KFC...I guess

I can't believe I'm actually linking a 'news' story from WorldNetDaily...but here it is. (btw, if you want a good source for extreme right wing christian wackyness, that site is it...hands down)



Modern-day loaves-and-fishes miracle reported:3,500 box lunches feed 5,000 ... with leftovers



"It happened in such a way that [my ministry] was not at all associated with it, which left local… Continue

Added by Hessenroots on August 8, 2008 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

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