Miracles do not prove the existence of God
For proof of God:
- Miracles by definition require the existence of God. If there is evidence a miracle has taken place, this would suggest that God exists. Swinburne argues that there is evidence of miracles and as this cannot happen without God, there must be a God.
- Disagree: There is no conclusive evidence that miracles exist/ have happened.
Undermines existence of God:
- Even if it can be proven that a miracle as a 'violation of Natural law' has taken place, there is no reason to assume it's God.
- Could be another supernatural force we don not yet know about.
- Swinburne is just jumping to conclusions.
- Agree: Without direct evidence or experience of God, there is always the possibility that there is another explanation/force in action.