Atheists believe in miracles
“The blind men approached Him, and Jesus said to them, ‘Do you believe that I am able to do this?’ They said to Him, ‘Yes, Lord.’ Then He touched their eyes, saying, ‘According to your faith, let it be unto you.’ And their eyes were opened.” Mathew 9:28–30.
This is one of the many miracles witnessed and recorded as history in the Bible. Christians are often mocked by atheists for believing in such miracles as being ‘un-scientific’. Why? Because such things are ‘just impossible’ or ‘un-provable’ they might say. “We don’t see those things happening today!” is a common response. But are miracles truly beyond a rational person’s ability to believe?
What is a miracle?
The World English Dictionary describes a miracle as: “an event that is contrary to the established laws of nature and attributed to a supernatural cause” (as pointed out in Miracles and Science, we believe it is more accurate to say that a miracle is an addition to natural laws).
The word supernatural is described as—“of or relating to things that cannot be explained according to natural laws”. Using these definitions we can start to unravel the supposed irrationality of a belief in miracles within an atheists own framework.
WDJD? (What did Jesus do?)
The Bible says Jesus restored the blind men’s eyes. Although there are many different causes for blindness (glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, cataracts, Leber’s congenital amaurosis, etc.) any restoration of sight would require the arranging/rearranging of tissues made up of millions of cells, the production of thousands of amino acids all folded into specific shapes (proteins) and the tending of such tissues by biological nano machines regulated by programming akin to ultra sophisticated computer software in the brain and integrated through the person’s central nervous system.
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