Miracles, subjective to humanism and the divine
I thought I would start a thread on miracles though it has been done before. I would like to discuss the human nature of "miracles" vs the "divine" nature.
I'll give a typical example of what I am talking about:
A plane crash leaves one child survivor.
In the human sense the child got to live so it is a miracle.
In the divine sense say..100 other people died in the plane crash and got to go to "heaven"
This divine occurence is not touted and indeed is generally mourned by the religious. When a family member dies they likewise mourn the passing of the person rather than dance with joy at their luck and foreknowledge that they too will be with this person in the afterlife. Infinity is a long time and the religious do not seem to understand or want to understand that a 86 year lifespan is nothing compared to this idea of "forever".
The religious are saddened by the loss of a loved one just as an atheist is.
Miracles are always picking out the good or seeming good from a situation. My definition of "good" being something to progress society as a whole or perhaps and more often simply your own little box.
Why does no one consider and tout the divine example?
Faith is the word but next to that snugged up closely "lie's" the want.
"By simple common sense I don't believe in god, in none."-Charlie Chaplin