[quote="InJesusItrust, post:1, topic:292699"]
After researching the Marian apparitions at Zeitoun my opinion of materialist skeptics has gone even lower than I could think possible. Their rationalizations are utterly stupid and they seem to believe everyone who experiences a miracle has no critical thinking skills. Millions, including scientists have also witnessed it, and they still give pathetic excuses like lighting due to earthquakes.
You should just read the comments they post of a man who got cured of MS on you-tube.
Are they just intellectually superior because they are atheists?
There are many atheists. They have many different ideas. I do not call myself an atheist, but I am sure you would call me by that name, and all the others you have listed. I have yet to see evidence of a miracle that convinces me that a force outside material forces was responsible. I am keenly interested in the fact that people believe in such things, ranging from reincarnation, to the miraculous appearance of the battle scares of the Prophet Mohammed on the bodies of believers, to the channeling of spirits, to the appearances of the mother of God. Perhaps you could identify for me a miracle which is independently observed, recorded effectively, and could not possibly have happened by normal material coincidence, or through fraud. The sort of things I would find acceptable as proof would be verified accounts of raising decomposing bodies from the dead, walking on water, changing water instantly into fine wine, and multiplying five loaves and five fishes into enough to feed a multitude. Somehow the miracles claimed today lack a certain, well, miraculousness, don't they?