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I don't rule out the possibility of miracles. Unlike evolution, global warming, or gravity which can be proven to exist; the existence of miracles, angels, and demons can not be proven or disproven.
Ax Dillingham |
11/05/2010 at 01:33 PM
I must admit, I am stumped by this. My religion tells me certain things that cannot be proven or explained. Throughout the Bible people that God calls on to help him are also in doubt about His very existence. To reassure them he often performed what we have come to know as "miracles" to demonstrate his power and his presence. Are these considered evidence? Are second hand accounts of these spirits considered valid evidence? I have a friend who is an avid Christian and has dedicated a large part of his life (he's in his late 50s) to studying theology, Christianity, and science, does that validate his assertions? I know what my personal beliefs are, but I don't have the evidence, the proof, to win a scientific argument. I compare it to a game of poker: I've placed my bets, you can place yours and when we die we'll see who was right and wins the pot!
Daniel Prohaska |
11/05/2010 at 10:24 PM
I think people should be able to choose what they believe in. It is easy for a Christian to believe in something that comes along with the religion, but not so easy for outsiders to grasp it. However, I do think these judgments should be based on facts and reality. Then again most religions are not based on facts and reality. It is still safe to say that if you believe in miracles and angels, then it is your right. It is also your right not to believe in them.
Kevin Gaston |
11/06/2010 at 04:26 PM
Though I, like many, have no tangible evidence to support the idea that miracles happen and that angles exist, I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that it is so. Some things are not meant to be understood and can not be fully explained. I really don't know what to say about this. I sincerely wish I could explain my faith to an unknowing foreigner using tangible objects. It would be so much easier than expecting them to understand through our interpretation of an invisible and omnipotent God.
Kailagh Powell |
11/06/2010 at 05:58 PM
Do I believe in angels and miracles? Yes. Do I have evidence and fact to back it up? No. That's why I "believe" in it, I accept it on the basis of faith. The supernatural cannot be explained or backed up with facts, so each person has the right to their own beliefs on the matter. Asking for evidence however will get you nowhere, so each person needs to develop their own beliefs, and they will be confirmed when we die.
Nicole Shannon |
11/07/2010 at 12:47 PM
Do I believe in angles and miracles...absolutely yes! Although I cannot give you any solid proof or evidence that would prove that the exist, I can say that I have had events happen in my life that I know there were angles present! I believe in miracles because I have witnessed them. They are both things that people believe in but there really are not any facts!
Alex Oakes |
11/07/2010 at 06:50 PM
What can i say? Simply amazing, Another miracle that God has preformed on another life.
Taylor Britain |
11/08/2010 at 08:45 AM
Not everything can be proven. That's why it's called faith. Personally, I believe that God performs miracles for his children and that he sends angels to help out in times of need.
Cameron Haines |
11/08/2010 at 01:13 PM
I believe in miracles and angels. I don't understand how someone can listen to these stories and say that the Lord does not exist.
Megan Ashley |
11/08/2010 at 07:52 PM
Yes, I believe very much in Angels and Miracles. Although I myself do not have evidence to support this, I have been told first hand accounts of "out of world" experiences that have caused me to believe. My uncle, a Lutheran pastor, one of the strongest and most devout believers that I know, had one of these experiences. When he was a boy, he was walking down the street by himself one day, and a older homeless man called out to him by name. Mindblown, he approached the man to ask what he wanted. All he said to my uncle was, "Frank, the big guy wanted me to tell you that your doing a good job, and that your going to do an even bigger job later. Your going to make one heck of a pastor." At the time my uncle was only 18 years old and was wanting to persue a career in law. Since then, he has been an impact on multiple people, writing over 12 christian novels, and being pastor of over 6 churches. So, its all according to what your deffinition of what a "miracle" is. Many people all around us are walking miracles. And that homeless man.....yes, I believe he was an angel.
Chris Caldwell |
11/08/2010 at 11:54 PM
Throughout my life I have grown up in a church where the belief of angels and miracles is true. Therefore by what I knew when I was younger, and what I know now, I do believe that angels exist and miracles are possible. In the Bible there are numerous acounts of each, so my faith tells me that it is true. This goes along with if everything can be scientifically tested, and that is not true. These things cannot be tested because they are supernatural powers from God that he can only control.
11/09/2010 at 11:23 PM
Honestly, this isn't a question of fact or judgement, it's purely faith. No one can prove this for or against, and in my opinion, there's nothing wrong with believing in angels and miracles. Please don't try to tell me otherwise.
Amy Salmond |
11/10/2010 at 08:22 AM
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