posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 03:27 PM
A "miracle" is when a little baby is found alive in a treetop after a tornado has blasted through town, killing everybody else. Not much of a
miracle for the other people, of course. And the baby will eventually die, too, of old age, if nothing else.
So where exactly is the miracle?
Miracles generally suggest or imply that no matter how bad things get, it's possible for "God" or whoever to still intervene and do something
wonderful and good. Good being generally assumed to be life-affirming in the long run, or for the greater good. (If Hitler had died of a heart
attack in 1942, some people would say that's a miracle, even though it's a death, but because it theoretically would save a larger number of
people.) But it's all still a wash, because everybody who would have been saved by that would eventually die, anyway.
I guess it all depends on whether or not you think the big boogie man in the sky has everything all planned out, or whether that plan can be changed
with a bit of sincere prayer. The Gnostics thought the unfathomable and infinite Creator Being was so incomprehensible to humans that prayer was a
waste of time. They thought that while the universe was possibly being guided by the Creator (not that joke God of the Bible), its actions were so
beyond our understanding that it might as well be random.
So there are no "miracles," really. Just random events that happen that YOU, from your perspective, perceive as being unexpectedly "good." To
somebody else, maybe not.
[edit on 10-7-2008 by Nohup]