Thursday, March 21, 2013


What is the difference between a miracle from god and a magic trick? Scientific ignorance? Deception? Misdirection? An emotional need to believe? I wonder how many people would be convinced by Jesus' miracles if he did them today...

Consider the Indian Guru, Sathya Sai Baba, who performed miracles on par with any supposedly done by Jesus in front of millions of eye-witnesses, many of whom are alive today. Is 'divinity' really the only explanation for a proposed miracle? Does the number of believing eye-witnesses really matter? If you can't explain how some one does a particular feat, does that mean they are magical? If some one were really capable of bending the natural order of things, don't you think they should use that gift for something more worthwhile than just proving their power and authority (or spreading platitudes)? Why not cure cancer?

If you have witnessed a 'miracle', how do you know your interpretation is correct?


Rowan Atkinson (Mr Bean) reading from the New Testament:

Mr Deity and the Magic:

Mr Deity and the Magician:

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