There Is No Christianity without Miracles

So that, upon the whole, we may conclude, that the Christian religion not only was at first attended with miracles, but even at this day cannot be believed by an reasonable person without one. Mere reason is insufficient to convince us of its veracity: And whoever is moved by Faith to assent to it, is conscious of a continued miracle in his own person, which subverts all the principles of his understanding, and gives him a determination to believe what is most contrary to custom and experience.

-Davide Hume, An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999), 186.


2 thoughts on “There Is No Christianity without Miracles

    • First, I don’t know what “gobar” is.

      Second, I found this quote intriguing and wondered 1) how prevalent this idea is within Christianity and 2) whether it is true or not.

      Third, because I disagree with his definition of miracle, especially since he’s working within a closed mechanical framework of the universe now discredited by quantum physics, I wondered how his statement might be reinterpreted today.

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