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?

 


Silence - except in the presence of the experts

Witnesses to miracles cannot honestly say, "You must believe me." There is no must about it. To say you see a miracle is to tell people, "Decide if this is real, if I have something wrong with me, am lying, stupid or some force is tricking me." Putting a must into it is sufficient to show that the miracle claim should be dismissed.

If I experience a miracle, I have no right to ask or tell anybody else to believe in it. I have no right to even mention it - I would not be mentioning it unless I was encouraging the other person to believe! If I see a man commit a murder, its not others I should be telling but the appropriate authorities for only they are qualified to check me out. Miracles encourage disrespect for nobody does that.