What does divine revelation mean to you?
To me divine revelation simply means adjusting our brains to hear what our hearts already know.
Buddha once said: ‘Each of us knows all. We need only open our minds to hear our own wisdom.’
To me both divine revelation and miracles are metaphors, powerful figures of speech.
From Wikipedia: In casual usage, ‘miracle’ may also refer to any statistically unlikely but beneficial event, such as the survival of a natural disaster or even which regarded as ‘wonderful’ regardless of its likelihood, such as birth. Other miracles might be: survival of a terminal illness, escaping a life threatening situation or ‘beating the odds.’
The metaphorical interpretation is consistent with deism, a religious and philosophical belief that a supreme being created the universe, and that this (and religious truth in general) can be determined using reason and observation of the natural world alone, without a need for either faith or organized religion. Deists tend to, but do not necessarily, reject the notion of divine interventions in human affairs, such as by miracles and revelations.
What do the terms divine revelation or miracle or prophecy mean to you? Should they rather be taken literally? What is your view about deism?