Down with Miracles and Mysticism
God is. God is inherent in the creation and the existence of everything. This is an idea encompassed by all major religions. It is the same idea whether it is called the logos, the word, the spirit or any other name. Through the rules that God has established, there is an order to the world.
To allow for God to have the ability to break the rules would go against God’s own decree. Those who believe God may act in “miracles” are in many ways denying the very nature of the God they claim to worship. The classic question of whether God can make a rock that God can’t lift is no because the essence of God would be in the rock and by making a rock that he could not lift he would be violating his/her self-imposed rules.
Thomas Woolston was on to something when he said that the various stories in the bible were just metaphorical. How then to explain Jesus’ resurrection as seen by many people? A possibility exists of the resurrection being a mass hallucination. Yet, as the philosopher Spinoza points out, the resurrection may still have occurred but with only the understanding of the spirit rising.