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.


See also

Books relating to miracles

  • C. S. Lewis (1996), Miracles (New York: HarperCollins), restored edition, original edition published in 1947.
  • James Rutz (2005), Megashift (Colorado Springs, CO: Empowerment Press), ISBN: 0-9669158-2-8

External links


  1. Russell, Paul (Winter 2014). "Hume on religion". The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy website, Edward N. Zalta (ed.) Retrieved on May 24, 2015.
  2. Craig, Dr. William Lane, Ph. D. (1998). "Creation, providence, and miracle". Philosophy of Religion, Brian Davies (ed.) (Washington D.C.: Georgetown University Press), pp. 136-162. Retrieved from LeaderU archive website on May 24, 2015.
  3. Multiple references:
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