So this question popped into my mind whilst I was thinking about my own ex religion. As I pondered more, I realized I haven’t really encountered this word “miracle” in any non-religious or non-supernatural setting. It is always used in a way to explicitly or implicitly refer to something outworldly, or something beyond this world or beyond the human grasp.
I wanted to talk about miracles. What do you guys think about miracles? What is a miracle anyway? How do you define it?
Are they, by default, associated with religious or supernatural events only?
Where did this word come from, did self-proclaimed prophets of religions invent this world to attempt to prove their allegedly divine source of knowledge?
What about scientific miracles? Some religions like Islam are very obvious here as they depend heavily on making claims of scientific miracles to try to fool people into believing that their book or prophets were inspired by some sort of divine, because allegedly the claimed knowledge couldn’t be humanly possible to learn. Does Christianity, Judaism and other monotheistic and polytheistic religions also make claims of scientific miracles that are either in their books, or performed by their alleged prophets?
Do all religions depend on claims of miracles, whether scientific or not, to impress others?