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Have you ever exerienced what you believe to be a Miracle? and how has it changed your life?

Asked by EverRose11 (1026points) January 22nd, 2012

My Definition of miracle is just as it is in the dictionary , an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs .

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gailcalled's avatar

Sorry. No. (Small case for miracle and definition, please).

john65pennington's avatar

I had migraine headaches for many years. They became so intense, that I had to retire with a medical IOD. When I turned 52, the jeadacjes just quit. That was a miracle in itself.

I wanted to go back to my police department, but since I had been gone so long, I was required to complete my police academy all over again. I was out of shape and overweight. Thanks to the many prayers from my family and friends, I made it a second time and finished with a 92.9 average.

This was a miracle in the making. I prayed for death, as I ran a 5-mile obstacle course. I was 58 at the time and the angels were with me all the way.

There is no reason on earth that I should have completed my police academy a second time.I\

It was a miracle. My pension is now almost 4 times that of 1988.

Kardamom's avatar

There have been many wonderful things that have happened to me and the world, but I don’t believe that any of them were caused by divine intervention, because I don’t believe in a divinity, therefore no miracles.

I do believe that all things happen for a reason, but that is because of cause and effect. Some things are much more important than other things, but they are still the result of cause and effect. For a lot of things (probably most, actually) I don’t have the ability to determine the initial cause, and often it doesn’t really matter.

For some things, it’s helpful/useful to determine the cause so you can either help to make sure that the good things happen again, or to try to prevent the bad things from happening again. We’re not always able to do that.

I think people really want to attribute wonderful things to a God or divine intervention, because they can’t understand or explain how something big or great could come about, so they just chalk it up to a god or a divine intervention, because the alternatives are to try to figure it out, or to go crazy not being able to figure it out, or to decide that most things that happen don’t need to be figured out.

But it strikes me as odd, that people rarely chalk it up to a god or divine intervention when something awful happens. But as another Q today suggested, instead of chalking up bad things to divine intervention, sometimes bad things get chalked up to being conspiracy theories.

Blondesjon's avatar

Yes, I am still alive.

It has changed my life in that I am still alive.

wundayatta's avatar

By your definition, miracles are impossible.

Soupy's avatar

I’d have to say no, because I don’t believe in miracles in that sense. Unusual things happen all the time, as do coincidences and amazing, life-changing events. None of these things are “miracles” in my mind, nor are they caused by some magical dude intervening.

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