In a post last week “Atheists and Faith” I said that atheists rely on faith at least as much as do Christians. Today I want to show that miracles (the greatest of which have been the Big Bang and the Resurrection of Jesus) the nemesis of atheists cannot be logically argued away.
David Hume says:
1) A miracle is a violation of the laws of nature
2) Firm and unalterable experience has established these laws.
3) A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.
Because Mr. Hume’s conclusion is question begging, I’ll take it from here -
4) Therefore the Second Law of Thermodynamics cannot be violated.
5) Therefore the universe cannot be infinite nor can we have an infinite regress of prior universes.
6) Therefore the universe had a beginning
7) Therefore the universe had a cause
The universe cannot cause itself nor can it precede itself either physically or chronologically. Whatever brought the universe into being did so from outside of and without the aide of the laws of science.
That means that the universe was caused by the working definition of a Miracle.
Now, David Hume presumes to know all experience is uniform against miracles.
However, neither he nor anyone else can make that claim. Many people are convinced that they have experienced a miracle, the greatest of which is the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. This is confirmed on multiple levels and beyond dispute except in the minds of ideologues for whom nothing could change their minds.
However, atheists say that:
1) A miracle is a violation of the known laws of nature.
2) Scientific laws are, on the atheist sceptics own account, empirically unverifiable.
3) What seem to be violations of the known laws of nature are quite possible.
4) Miracles are possible.
Once again, only blind faith allows atheists to say that miracles are impossible or that they have never happened.