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Do Miracles Really Happen?

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Do Miracles Really Happen? By Sheemul Ali If your tying to find out if miracles really exist, it is necessary to find a definition of the word miracle and what its purpose is first. Theologian Paul Tillich claimed that: "A genuine miracle is first of all an event which is astonishing, unusual, shaking without contradicting the rational structure of reality. In the second place it is an event, which points to the mystery of being, expressing its relation to us in a definite way" But some say that miracles are just " a series of myths" (David Friedrich Struass) However there is no doubt that with miracles comes the awareness of God, as they must always involve faith. ...read more.

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David Humes (1711-1776), never actually admitted that he did not believe in God, was very sceptical of miracles. He attacked them in his Enquiry concerning Human Understanding. He believed everything had to have a reason and explanation because of the newfound knowledge of medicines and the workings of the body, and also because of Newton's discovery of the laws of Physics. Hume disrespected all people that had claimed to witness miracles. Through this argument some may argue that Hume proved his own ignorance and also showed his own opinion against miracles. Hume's claim that miracles were simply religious propaganda and were simply developed to over throw every other system is extremely narrow-minded, as miracles have been proven to strengthen faith and exist as more of an attraction to those who believe, as opposed to propaganda. ...read more.

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Hume should have known that by definition, a miracle couldn't be tested or reproduced. As with many of the issues dealt within the modern world, the existence of miracles will always be questionable, usually depending upon the beliefs of the person who is answering. Therefore the existence of miracles will never be wholly resolved until either some form of proving them is developed, which could possibly result in the death of miracles, or until the human race becomes more open to the idea of a supernatural force at work within the universe. I think that miracles do happen but do not always happen to an extreme. Miracles do not have to be an impossible event. I am a Muslim and I am brought up to believe in miracles, which have happened in my religion such as the Revelation of the Qur'an. ...read more.

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