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If God answers prayer, performs miracles and the like, then we ought to be able tell that he is doing such a thing - there simply should be more obvious evidence for him. [..]

[Miracles] are instead actions that seem to obey a different set of laws, or operate in another dimension of reality that is not specifically accessible to scientific analysis or study, and which shows up in odd events in our own world.

Tomlin tells us that we should expect the evidence for miracles to be very poor. Fair enough, but so much the worse for justified God and miracle belief. A very weak answer from someone seeking to defend theism, practically an admission of defeat.

Tue, 07 Oct 2008 02:00:00 UTC | #248064