Responses to Hume's arguments

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Swinburne
disagrees with Hume. Natural Laws aren't necessarily fixed truths. God can suspend natural laws (OCCASIONALLY)
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Flew
accepted Hume's technically correct to say that miracles cannot be proved unless evidence occurs. (Historians) Evidence is indirect, experience tells us miracles do not happen.
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Polkinghorne
defends the possibility of miracles, particularly Jesus' resurrection. Science only tells us miracles go against the normal expectations but doesn't disprove them.
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Pannenburg
disagrees with Hume, sees miracles as one off incidents of natural laws being broken.
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C.S.Lewis
disagrees with Hume, we are faced with a choice about how we view the world. We are either naturalists or supernaturalists.
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Vardy
at Lourdes 70 odd miracles since 1900. In order to verify them as miracles highly intelligent scientists are consulted. Thus, Hume's argument of uneducated being less truthful has no correlation.
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accepted Hume's technically correct to say that miracles cannot be proved unless evidence occurs. (Historians) Evidence is indirect, experience tells us miracles do not happen.

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