Philosophy; Miracles

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Arbitary
A decision that is not based on a reason nor is the result of rational decision-making.
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Bias
Unfairly favouring one person or group above another.
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Cumulative argument
Philosophical argument built from many different pieces and evidence; usually for God's existence.
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David Hume
Presented a set of philosophical arguments against the existence of miracles.
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Deist
The belief that God started the universe with one creative act but then left it to run itself.
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Immanent
God is involved and active in the world; experience or miracles.
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Lourdes
Catholic shrine in the south of France; 'healing grotto' declared to be a miracle by the Roman Catholic Church.
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Miracle
Variety of meanings; lucky event; coincidence; sign pointing to God; event that breaks the laws of nature; event that reveals God; natural event that is given a special meaning by someone; God's direct intervention.
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Petitionary prayer
Prayer that makes a particular request to God.
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Providence
Christian theology; refers to God's goodness and continued action in the world to benefit creation.
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Quantum mechanics
Physical understanding of the universe; sub atomic particles have no defined position/speed; matter of probability not certainty; 'break the laws of nature' (Heisenberg + Hume)
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Transcendent
God is separate and completely distinct from the physical world; also indicates that God is beyond human comprehension.
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Unfairly favouring one person or group above another.

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Bias

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Philosophical argument built from many different pieces and evidence; usually for God's existence.

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Presented a set of philosophical arguments against the existence of miracles.

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The belief that God started the universe with one creative act but then left it to run itself.

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