Miracles Are Not Proof of Divinity

The world of religion contains an unabated recounting of miracles.

Apollonius of Tyana.

According to his biographers — and they are as worthy of credence as the Evangelists — his career, particularly in the miraculous events attending it, bore a remarkable resemblance to that of Christ. Like Christ, he was a divine incarnation; like Christ his miraculous conception was announced before his birth; like Christ he possessed in childhood the wisdom of a sage; like Christ he is said to have led a blameless life; like Christ his moral teachings were declared to be the best the world had known; like Christ he remained a celibate; like Christ he was averse to riches; like Christ he purified the religious temples; like Christ he predicted future events; like Christ he performed miracles, cast out devils, healed the sick, and restored the dead to life; like Christ he died, rose from the grave, ascended to heaven, and was worshiped as a god.

 

Observation, which has never been once falsified, teaches us that miracles never happen but in times and countries in which they are believed, and before persons disposed to believe them. No miracle ever occurred in the presence of men capable of testing its miraculous character…. It is not, then, in the name of this or that philosophy, but in the name of universal experience, that we banish miracles from history.

 

Would Have Been A Miracle

With a high temperature of 134 degrees, Death Valley in the United States has been documented as the hottest place on earth. There is an unexplained phenomena that occurs in the Death Valley. Large stones, some weighing as much as 700 pounds leave trails on the ground that are over 100 feet long. The rocks move and inscribe long tracks along a smooth valley floor without human or animal intervention. Tracks from these sliding rocks have been observed and studied in various locations, including Little Bonnie Claire Playa in Nevada, and most notably Racetrack Playa, Death Valley National Park, California where the number and length of tracks are notable. At Racetrack Playa, these tracks have been studied since the early 1900s, yet the origins of stone movement are not confirmed and remain the subject of research for which several hypotheses[ exist.

The stones move only every two or three years and most tracks develop over three or four years. Stones with rough bottoms leave straight striated tracks while those with smooth bottoms tend to wander. Stones sometimes turn over, exposing another edge to the ground and leaving a different track in the stone’s wake.

Trails differ in both direction and length. Rocks that start next to each other may travel parallel for a time, before one abruptly changes direction to the left, right, or even back to the direction it came from. Trail length also varies – two similarly sized and shaped rocks may travel uniformly, then one could move ahead or stop in its track.

moving stone in Death Valley

This large rock traveled, by itself, along the trail you see behind it. Click picture to see more.

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Six rocks, traveling in parallel.

As it turns out, the reason for it has been discovered. Follow this link to see the explanation. It is not been attributed to God. Had it been discovered in the days of Jews and Jesus, this “impossible” occurance would most certainly have been attributed to God and some God related explanation would have been attached to it.

Jesus Can’t Perform Miracles In His Hometown

And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief. Matt. 13:58

What this little quoted phrase shows is that if you are not preconditioned to believe, there are no miracles. Watch this video of our modern day miracle healer, Benny Hinn

The Point

There are things that happen for which there is seeming no other explanation than God. As the example of the sailing rocks shows, impossible things can happen without God’s divine intervention.

9 comments on “Miracles Are Not Proof of Divinity

  1. Mark T says:

    correction:j

    No we don’t just write this site as the work of the devil, we also write it as just talk without real proof and no real understanding of the heart of God.

    How can you talk about someone you do not know, understand intimately or at least enough? Does it make sense to attack someone or things you don’t really understand nor have come to know?

    • I really do understand intimately that god is a man made delusion. Show me real evidence. Every “proof” falls apart upon the least bit of research.

      Don’t you find it ironic that those who defend the faith are called “apologists”? They are apologizing for the bullshit they are trying to sell to the simpletons who believe in sky-gods.

      How do you know Zeus was not the real god?

  2. Mark T says:

    Have you considered the tyranny of peoples thoughts some actually carry out their thoughts? When will you stop supporting the tyranny of those people who actually carry out their bad thoughts?

    Is do not murder or suffer the consequences a bad rule, law?

    Do you not want to punish murder, injustice? or just let it continue?

  3. Mark T says:

    it is really amazing that out of total fear you and others from the world, follow the government and their laws, rules, policies!!! Want to rape a woman and go to Jail?

    Fearful of the consequences, right?

  4. Ed says:

    On the below comment I meant ‘below comment’ not ‘above comment’

  5. Ed says:

    The point of the above comment is: Being able to ‘perform miracles’ does not make one ‘better’ than anyone else. ‘He that doeth miracle’ is no ‘greater’ than ‘he that miracle is done upon’ …the two are mutually interdependent poles of the same stick and cannot exist without each other.

  6. Ed says:

    It really doesn’t make Jesus any more special than anyone else even if he did perform ‘miracles’
    … fact is everything implies everything else…everyone is mutually interdependent with everyone else…even ‘Jesus’. So in other words there are really no separate agents of action for the action of anything or anyone is always mutually interdependent upon everything else that is going on …so there’s always only the activity of the whole (or just: ‘Activity’)…like when a finger moves it is always a function of the whole body. A ‘miracle’ is dependent upon the context in which it is performed (have you ever heard of a ‘miracle’ with absolutely no context in which it is performed?) The activity of a so-called ‘miracle’ would be dependent upon the context in which the ‘miracle’ is performed. ‘Jesus’ is not some thing separate from the rest of us…’Jesus’ goes-with the rest of us just like anyone else goes-with the rest of us…

    This is a well needed website…
    It’s a shame that 99.9% of Christians only follow Jesus out of total fear.
    Of course we both know that instead of really thinking about what is being said on this website 99.9% of Christians who come across this will simply write this site off as ‘a work of the devil’.

    • Mark T says:

      No we don’t just write of as the work of the devil, we also write it as talk without real proof and nor real understand of the heart of God. How can you talk about who you do not know intimately or at least enough?

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