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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinlan View Post
    I find the idea of a fallible god, epic ongoing celestial battle between good and evil, angels and demons, god and satan kind of exciting in a science fictioney/comic bookey kind of way.
    Have you read Golden Compass series? It's not exactly how you describe, but it is pretty epic and exciting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bologna View Post
    A highly improbable, favorable outcome, usually the result of a coincidence.

    They happen.

    This. Nothing supernatural.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beorn View Post
    Given that I believe in a completely sovereign God I try not to make much of a distinction between things that can only be ascribed to supernatural activity and anything else that occurs in reality. Everything is a miracle. Simply because we might understand part of the means by which something comes about shouldn't make something any less amazing then if we didn't understand it at all. A one year old child opening it's mouth to speak is no less a work of God and no less amazing than an ass opening its mouth to speak.
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    A miracle is a phenomenon which surpasses reality, or which is a possible outcome, but to such a tiny chance of succes that it is a phenomenon quite unbelievable.

    I believe in miracles, such as a revalidation of a cancerpatient. But not in terms of the 'impossible'. E.G. if someone could fly - without an aeroplane or other attributes - that would be a miracle - but it's unrealistic. SO yes and no.
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