11th January 2008

“There is not to be found, in all history, any miracle attested by a sufficient number of men, of such unquestioned good sense, education and learning, as to secure us against all delusion in themselves.”

David Hume1711 – 1776

4 Responses to “11th January 2008”

  1. Terence Meaden Says:

    1. “A miracle is a violation of the laws of nature.”
    2. “Firm and unalterable experience has established these laws.”
    3. “A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.”
    4. Therefore, “the proof against miracles . . . is as entire as any argument from experience can possibly be imagined.” David Hume.

  2. Terence Meaden Says:

    “The false notion of miracles comes of our vanity, which makes us believe we are important enough for the supreme being to upset nature on our behalf.” Baron de Montesquieu, 1689-1755

  3. Terence Meaden Says:

    Re miracles

    “You believe in a book that has talking animals, wizards, witches, demons, sticks turning into snakes, burning bushes, food falling from the sky, people walking on water, and all sorts of magical, absurd and primitive stories, and you say that we are the ones that need help?” Mark Twain

  4. Renshia Says:

    Re miracles

    What is even more amazing is how all of these miracles have just stopped.
    Why are there no miracles now?
    The only proof of any miracles we have is in a book based on events 2000 years ago. that is no poof at all. If God fed 5000 people from a couple loaves of bread and two fishes, you would think that someone else might must have made note of it, besides only a reference in the bible.

    Where is this god now?
    Is he on an extended coffee break?
    Why does he not heal the sick or cure the lame?
    He must have felt there was a need to prove himself once, why not anymore?

    I traveled with an evangelist that was in association with the full gospel assembly of Canada.
    While on circuit he would always talk of the healing power of GOD, and of the miracles he saw. He would pray for the sick.
    Then he would get back to home base and during the Sunday sermons he would talk of how the spirit of god moved people to repent of their sins and how god moved and preformed miracles. But it always seemed that the “real miracles” always took place somewhere else. Then this evangelist started telling of miracles that took place during some of the crusades I was with him on, but they were all lies. Not one miracle he proclaimed was true, or verifiable.

    This is the real god of Christianity, Self serving lies and deceit. a free ride for those to lazy to get a real job.