The Skeptic Vs. The Miracle….. #Buying a Miracle

A Miracle by definition is the suspension of the laws of nature and physics.  It by so, that when nature or physical law cannot explain something, that is when something is deemed a  miracle.

To the skeptic & atheist they don’t believe in miracles; and the religious believer does.  So as a way to find a common ground and settle unexplained miracles.  Several skeptical organizations have set up awards and investigative inquiries into so-called miracles and pseudoscience.

So for those who believe that God has done a genuine miracle, here is a way for you to prove it to the atheist community and possibly make some money.

The Center for Skeptical Inquiry research many alleged phenomena and miracles.  So if you believe you have a real miracle on your hand, they will put together a panel and publication to research, observe and possibly test it.

However the Tampa Bay Skeptics Society of Tampa, Fl have a standing $1,000 Challenge to whomever can produce information for a real miracle.  And there have been real takers on people wanting to get the award money however so far no one has passed the Challenge.

And lastly for those who want to go for the big prize the James Randi Educational Foundation sponsors a $1 Million dollar for anyone who can demonstrate paranormal, supernatural, or some-level of a miracle under satisfactory observation.  They are the most legit with an application process and a tier level to weed out the frauds.

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About M. Rodriguez

When I first received Christ salvation, I made it a priority to read the whole bible and I did. But it was the Bible that made me question my faith. For I found it flawed and lacking. Due to this I launched a personal inquiry/investigation into my faith, and ultimately realized that the Christian God of the Bible was indeed man-made. Now I Blog about those findings and life after Christ.
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8 Responses to The Skeptic Vs. The Miracle….. #Buying a Miracle

  1. holly says:

    Reblogged this on love and heretics and commented:
    I was unfamiliar with the $1,000 Challenge from the Tampa Bay Skeptics Society…

  2. richardbyers says:

    I do not believe that this is even a good idea. Being an atheist and scientist i do not believe miracles. Even if we cannot explain something by our current methods it merely means we are not advanced enough to understand it. I am struggling to think of a method by which you could say ‘this is a miracle’….instead i think it merely means ‘we dont understand this.’

    • M. Rodriguez says:

      from reading several sources, debates, and youtube vids, most like to describe a miracle as something that defies the natural law of science and physics. and thus can only be described as being a miracle.

  3. john zande says:

    I feel strongly that there was a time and place when believing in the supernatural was necessary for our species, much like imaginary friends are healthy for a child. Those who dream up friends are found to be more creative and socially advanced. They use more complex sentence structure, have more diverse and richer vocabularies, and get along better with classmates. The explanation arrived at by Evan Kidd of Melbourne’s La Trobe Universe is that children who create imaginary companions – an activity centered in the frontal cortex – give themselves a chance to practice both sides of the conversation. They try on different roles, wear different hats, think abstractly, and by doing so tease out more original ideas. Carrying that through into adulthood (in the guise of religious notions of the supernatural) however stunts our ability to see the true wonder of the universe… for what it is.

  4. makagutu says:

    I would be so much interested in knowing whoever will win one of the prize moneys 🙂

  5. Don Hartness says:

    Well, I could see how such challenges are useful for dispelling those who claim to have paranormal “powers”, which is what these websites and associations seem to be focused on challenging. However, “for those who believe that God has done a genuine miracle”, this wouldn’t work.

    If God did the miracle, that person would have to be God to replicate it.

    Anybody who steps up to claim a prize for this sort of miracle would invalidate their claim just by showing up.

    • M. Rodriguez says:

      I see your point, but as in some other examples. We could take it as god gave the person the power to perform the miracle. So the person should be able to perform the miracle because ‘god gives gifts without repentance.’

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