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With reference to other aspects of human experience, explore the view that miracles are difficult to explain. Justify your answer.

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With reference to other aspects of human experience, explore the view that miracles are difficult to explain. Justify your answer. [15] A miracle is a happening that is attributed to divine intervention, one that is the result of an action by God, often through the work of a 'miracle worker', saint or religious leader, examples of this may include the work of Jesus, such as when he healed the sight of the blind beggar. Some may believe miracles are events that are rather unlikely, but positive - such as surviving a natural disaster. Some may even consider miracles to be any "wonderful" occurrence, regardless of likelihood - such as the birth of a baby. In short, many people believe miracles to be many things, and because of that it is difficult to explain exactly what they are or may be. ...read more.

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The Church does try to be very cautious though, not wanting to just approve the validity of any alleged miracle. It maintains particularly strict requirements in validating the miracle's legitimacy. They even have a committee to oversee the process, being called the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. Numerous miracles have indeed been claimed to be true by the Church. An example of a miracle that the Church accepts is the 'Miracle of the Sun', which occurred near F�tima in Portugal on October 13, 1917, where a large crowd of around 85,000 people witnessed the sun dim, change colours, spin, dance about in the sky, and appear to plummet to earth, radiating great heat in the process. After the ten-minute event, the ground and the people's clothing, which had been drenched by a previous rainstorm, were both dry. ...read more.

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Richard Dawkins. Also, many people often doubt the authenticity of miracles when such disasters can take place in the world, with the scholar Heller taking such an opinion, asking "If God intervenes to save your life in a car crash, then what was he doing in Auschwitz?" However, then some may take up the point of how Jesus stated many times throughout the Gospel of how important faith was to the happening of miracles, and this is obviously backed up by the Christian Church. Overall, I think that it is fair to say that miracles are extremely difficult to explain because no one in this world truly knows what exactly a miracle is, and maybe that is how you know something is a miracle - because it is incomprehensible. ?? ?? ?? ?? Specimen Paper Question 4 (b) Conor Dowds 13A ...read more.

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