Ramlade in på en spännande sajt idag med det enkla namnet thatwasGod.com.
På denna hemsida kan man dela med sig av erfarenheter där Guds övernaturliga finger tycks ha spelat en roll. Jag är förvisso skeptisk till mirakler men försöker ha ett öppet sinne. Denna sajt borde därför vara ett utmärkt ställe att efter leta mirakelbevis på. Dock har jag ganska höga krav. En övertygande anekdot bör vara väl dokumenterad och logiskt hållbar.
Låt oss se vad min Baloney Detection Kit (TM) säger om följande anekdoter:
"one day after school i walked home (its just down the street) with my jacket over my shoulder. when i got home i realized it was gone, and that jacket was like my favorite one so i started praying and asking God to help me find it soon. The next day my church’s pastor’s son found it on the sidewalk in front of his house and grabbed it.(they live down the street also) he asked my brother if it was his (it was a school jacket, i dont wear guy jackets lol) and my brother knew it was mine so he gave it to me. I know twG! "Luktar tyvärr lite för mycket Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc. Dvs "efter detta, därför p g a detta". Anekdotberättaren bad en bön och fick sedan tillbaka sin jacka. Därför var det bönen som orsakade jackåterfinnandet. Och bönesvararen var givetvis Gud. Tyvärr är detta ett felslut då det är långt ifrån klarlagt att Gud var involverad i skeendet. Pastorns son kunde mycket väl ha hittat jackan utan bönen och Guds hjälp.
Vidare till nästa:
"It’s been cold lately, really really cold. My stove died over the weekend and I had nothing to eat so I had to venture out into the cold to find some dinner. The closest restaurant to my home is the Sizzler, which isn’t all bad. Lots of food, lots of variety. There are worst things to be sure.
So there I was, freezing in my car, driving down the street when my cell phone rings. It was my mama, calling to tell me how much I’m loved. While fumbling around on the seat looking for my phone, I decided to pull over to answer the phone. Moments later, a car ran a red light in the intersection just ahead of me at exactly the moment I would have been driving through if mama had not called me.
Make what you want of it, but as far as I’m concerned twG.
Ajdå. Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc igen. Se ovan.
"My Friend’s Mom Was Very Sick, After He Told Me, I Started Praying For Her. Now She Is Much Better && Will Be Getting Out Of The Hospital Soon. Thank You God For Hearing My Prayers && Healing This Strong Mother!(: God Bless Everyone!(:Hmm... Post Hoc igen?
"My friend’s leg was shorter than the other by about half an inch. So we prayed for her and it grew out. twG."
Post Hoc kombinerat med lite trolleriknep?
"I’ve been on a spiritual journey and have been praying hard for God to show the right religion. I’ve had so much confusion because the Bible just didn’t seem to make much sense and God seemed very petty and vindictive in the Old Testament. So I was praying hard for God to answer my doubts and prayed for a sign at that very moment before my prayers ended. At that very moment my doorbell rang, and there were Jehovah’s Witnesses there. I listened to what they had to say and it made a lot of sense. The way it all happened it was clear that it was God and only God that arranged it. Praise God! twG!"
Post Hoc! Och Jehovas som "made a lot of sense"!?
"My pastor’s daughter, Faith, was diagnosed with a rare case of Angelman Syndrone, only 1 in 1,000 people get it. She is now ten years old. Recently her seijures were getting worse…she was scheduled for brain surgery. Everyone prayed, and then suddenly it was cancelled…my pastor said, “I felt like Abraham when he was sacrificing his only son, Issac, and suddenly the angel said God said he no longer had to, and that he would be blessed for listening so well.”
Everyone was thankful, but she was rescheduled for surgery the following week….IT WENT WELL. They were able to remove the muscle that was causing the trouble….she is now at home recovering…We all give thanks to God; he is so wonderful!!! I believe in miracles twG!"
Post Hoc. Och jag skulle istället säga twD (that was Doctors).
Osv. Hittade tyvärr inga övertygande bevis för Guds fingrar på den sajten. Får väl prenumerera på RSS-flödet och hålla tummarna. Kanske någon annan dag...
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