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Originally posted by SkyFox2
I'm not sure there are enough facts redily avalible to come to such a conclusion. One might speculate, but any individual claiming one way or the other for certain is just being ignorant.
To my knowledge, The Bible doesn't discuss levitation or God giving people who serve him/her (God) the ability to perform tasks which serve no purpose other than causing a person to sin, through gaining pride in their abilities.
I cannot see why a logical God would specifically give a person the "power" to levitate. At the same time, I'm not sure that the God portrayed in The Bible was a logical God anyhow. Rath and vengence is highly illogical as is forgiving when the sinner has done nothing to prove he/she won't sin again in his/her afterlife.
It is anyones guess, whether or not God gave St. Joseph or anyone else that or any ability. It is anyones guess whether or not God exists at all.
In my OPINION however, it is unlikely an intelligent being, much less a supreme being, would give a person the ability to hover a few inches or feet off the ground without a need behind it. It is far more likely St. Joseph learned how to levitate on his own or was never levitating at all, whether it be through an illusion or the events never occuring in the first place - Fairy Tale.
Just my two cents.
Originally posted by skychiefthese types of occurrences have been reported in all of the worlds religions so could these be more an act of the person, instead of divine help
Originally posted by Byrd
Gotta go with my esteemed colleague, Nygdan on this one.
Originally posted by instar
Heres an interesting article for the thread starter