Do we prevent somebody being hurt by superstition or faith by rejecting and challenging those things? 

Is it mistaken to support organised religion in membership or donations?

If people do good because they are human, not because God prompts them then is it right to risk giving God any credit when they alone own their good?

 


Is Natural Law a Miracle?

Religion asks why there is any order in the universe when there could be nothing but chaos. It thinks the answer is God. God has miraculously designed the universe and organised it.

Some say, "The order of nature is a miracle. We believe in the miracle of order. It keeps things in order. We can't live if people start turning into frogs!"
This is a case where a miracle is believed in that refutes all other miracles.

You can be a sceptic and say that supernatural things do not happen for the laws of nature do not permit it. Also you can be a sceptic and say that the only supernatural event that has happened is the creation of the laws of nature.
 
Suppose it is a miracle that a seed grows into a flower. It would be strange then to say that the miracle of making the seed turn instantly into a flower is needed.

If natural law is a miracle, then it follows that if God decides to make a new natural law tomorrow he can.  
 
A God who makes miracle laws and then miraculously undoes them would be a very stupid and indecisive God.