What criteria would need to be satisfied in order for you to describe an event as miraculous?
I really don’t have a personal definition for miraculous. But I do have an idea of what it means to me.
Basically, for me, the idea of a miraculous event is one that defies the known laws of physics. You know those stories about some little woman lifting a car to save her child. Or even when the doctor says “remission”, but confesses no reason behind it.
Is there any circumstance that would cause you to describe an event as miraculous?
I don’t necessarily need to equate a miraculous event with a supernatural being, or god, or guardian angle. I’m quite comfortable with allowing the laws of physics to bend every once in a while without assistance from the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
If you need a supernatural being to accompany miracles, then please describe. I personally don’t see what difference it makes. If the laws of physics are suspended or bend every once in a while, and they do it on their own for no particular reason, then that’s fine. I don’t think it matters if God did it for or to you, or if blind luck, chance and chaos hiccuped in your favor. Either way, to me, it’s still a miracle.
BTW… I think the biggest miraculous event in all of history is the fact that we are here (whatever that means) and capable of sharing our thoughts with one another.
What do you think?