An atheist shows as much bias against miracle claims as a judge would show if her son was in court

A humerous comment below from a post… give it a little read.


It really isn’t. A mother would not want her son to be punished as the emotional ties between mother and son are so strong, she would also suffer as a result. I have a good relationship with common sense, but also facts. If a miracle has proof to back it up, I would accept it. If there is evidence, it has my support!

I would not suffer the same emotional fate and resulting bias that a mother would have towards her son as I do not need to. The reason I am reluctant to believe in miracles is because they do not happen. Suck it up.

Events do occur that seemingly go against all probability and our understanding, this doesn’t mean that it occurred thanks to divine intervention. It simply demonstrates that life is unpredictable and in the huge expanse of time within the universe, wouldn’t it be weirder if these anomalies never occurred at all?

The only bias that is seen during a miracle claim is from the believer, the stakes are much higher for them. Like a mother reluctant to punish her own child a believer loses something if they lose the argument. The respect and reputation of their belief. 


5 thoughts on “An atheist shows as much bias against miracle claims as a judge would show if her son was in court

  • I’m in the middle of a discussion over on another blog about answered prayer, and the Christian I’m talking with doesn’t get how he needs to show how his prayer caused the later event that allegedly protected him. Despite this, he keeps trying to claim the onus is on me to show how a natural explanation is more reasonable than his one relying on the divine.

    What this shows is that there is a big misunderstanding of what theists think the word “bias” means. Bias doesn’t matter when one can show a flaw in reasoning or that the facts do not support a conclusion. Yet somehow, it’s everyone else’s fault that their reasoning contains all of these messes.

    It’s aggravating.

    • Aggravating and arrogant. Even if a prayer was answered immediately, what tells me that it is one god over another apart from the person praying addressing a specific god? I don’t like how we have this indirect communication with a deity, he listens but doesn’t have time to speak to us with a little more clarity.

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