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Discussion of the Feasibility of Miracles and the Grounds for Christianity existingwithoutMiracles Kurt ErlerPhilosophical Classics111196 In the following Discussion I will point out the facts and ideas thatdisagree with Humes ideas The ideas are the ones on miracles in An EnquiryConcerning Human Understanding involving Section ten Of Miracles The idea of this isusing the circle philosophical argument If one agrees that Christians believe in theBible and that miracles have people understand the Bible as Hume points out thenChristians must believe in miracles If one takes away any of these things the statementdoes not hold In this case the removal of the Bible is usedHume confronts the ideas of religion directly by stating that without the splendor ofmiracles Christianity and other beliefs would not stand He states that miracles are usedto make us believe the scriptures This is not true since from the starts of Christianitythere were not always scriptures There were pieces of art work done for generationsbefore the texts were written and after that they still had to be published From thereonly the rich were well off enough to afford such a book In fact the Gospels werewritten from 20-100 years after Christ died The Acts were a collection of works made fromtwo hundred to three hundred years after the crucifixion collected from differentaccounts And then there are the letters which were written approximately four hundredand fifty years after the fact They were written by St Paul who was also a soldier forthe Roman army and killed hundreds of Christians who believed and followed God withoutthe scriptures that Hume talks about From this if you take away the scripturesGods church carries on and if you take the people from the church Godschurch still survives The scriptures do not make people believe they help peopleunderstand For this Hume is correct He states that miracles help Christians understandwhat they believe but the belief and faith are deeper Miracles and parables helpedpeople believe and understand what was
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