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In David Humes paper Of Miracles Hume presents a various number of arguments concerning why people ought not to believe in any miracles Hume does not think that miracles do not exist it is just that we should not believe in them because they have no rational background One of his arguments is just by definition miracles are unbelievable And have no rational means in believing miracles Another argument is that most miracles tend to come from uncivilized countries and the witnesses typically have conflicts of interest and counterdict each others experiences Both of these arguments are valid however they tend to be weak I think that Humes strongest argument is that he claims there is no credibility to the testimony behind the miracles In Humes argument he says that there is no testimony for any even those which have not been expressly detected that is not opposed by an infinite number of witnesses so that not only the miracle destroys the credit of the testimony but the testimony destroys itself To make this clear Hume uses religious matters Many religions use miracles as a foundation Every miracle therefor pretended to have been wrought in any of these religions as its direct scope is to establish the particular system to which it is attributed so has it the same force though bore indirectly to overthrow every other system If the miracles try to destroy a system a religion it destroys the credit of the miracles themselves and the system in which they were established Since most religions are based on miracles and try to destroy each other with contrary miracles and then we as humans have no reasoning on which miracle to believe in Therefore what I think that Hume is trying to say is that for a religion to be credible it must not be based on miracles This argument is seen by society to be far fetched because most people have a certain
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