Atheism and Miracles

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C. S. Lewis, photographed in 1947.

In relation to atheism and miracles, modern scholars are divided on the issue of whether or not David Hume was an atheist.[1] With that caveat in mind, Hume is well known for arguing that it is always more probable that the testimony of a miracle is false than that the miracle occurred.[2] Christian apologists William Lane Craig, Norman Geisler, C.S. Lewis, JP Holding, and others have shown the inadequacy and unreasonableness of Hume's position regarding miracles.[3]

Impossibly high standards are often set for miracles to be accepted including requirements such as multiple doctor's testimonies from before and after a medical miracle may have occurred along with x-rays and other confidential medical information being made public. When such evidence is produced it is simply stated to be inadequate or fraudulent.

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Books relating to miracles

  • Miracles, C.S. Lewis, HarperCollins, NY, NY, 2001 (originally published by C.S. Lewis in 1947)
  • Megashift, James Rutz, Empowerment Press, Colorado Springs, 2005, ISBN: 0-9669158-2-8

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