Responses to Wiles

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Swineburn: A loving parent would bend the rules in response to pleading by their children, but not...
...too often as it would take away the responsibility the child bears for their actions.
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By this, he means that Wiles' idea of miracle changes the traditional understanding of....
..the nature of God who is believed to be loving/ powerful/ responsive to his creation.
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Would be be the purpose of praying if...
...God didn't intervene in specific situations.
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What do theists believe?
The bible shows that God has intervened in human history so he does intervene.
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Has Wiles attempted to rationalise the actions of God in ...
..human terms?
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Whilst many Christians find it difficult to see why God doesn't seem to intervene in situations...
...this might be precisely because it is God that is acting rather than a human being acting according to human reason.
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Wiles perhas has missed the point of miracles which is:
To reveal something about the nature of God (Rather than to simply just rescue people.)
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Ahluwuhalia: "A comparatively small miracle might be more significant because of ...
...what it shows about God."
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