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To me, it would seem that the creation of life by some omnipotent entity that can simply will anything at all into being is no greater a feat than the doodles of a child with a crayon.

No. To me it would seem that the emergence of life, unguided by an omniscient being in a hostile universe, and arriving where it has over vast oceans of time is something far more profound than the whim of a great sky wizard...

A Real Miracle.

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  •  People get pregnant all the time. (0+ / 0-)

    Grass grows.
    People Breathe. People Live. People Die.
    Water is wet.
    The sun is hot.

    But yeah sure, each little bit is a 'miracle'. Nope, it's the most common place thing in the world.

    Maybe it is special - when it is wanted...

    ...but when it is unwanted, and unaffordable, you can't make lemonade when you can't afford lemons or sweetener.

    -6.38, -6.21: Lamented and assured to the lights and towns below, Faster than the speed of sound, Faster than we thought we'd go, Beneath the sound of hope...

    by Vayle on Fri Aug 24, 2012 at 04:07:21 PM PDT

  •  Technically speaking, as far as we know, there are (1+ / 0-)
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    shaggies2009

    no "miracles"; there are only natural laws which we may understand imperfectly and therefore plug the gaps in our knowledge as "miracles"  Fundamentalists of all faiths assert miracles still occur today but when pressed for specific examples, they are left with anecdotal accounts isolated in time or else they present misinformation, such as the guy at Liberty University who argues that the Shroud of Turin has been proven as genuine by "science"  

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