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Even if the unbelievers and sceptics are sincere they are still bad and doing harm in the religious view. They may not be sinners in disagreeing and opposing for they are sincere and well-meaning but they still do damage and must admit accountability.


Some religionists say, "Love the sinner and hate the sin". In the case of a sincere opponent of religion and miracle this will change to, "Love the person and hate the evil they do and cause". The whole point of hating sin is to hate the evil. Religion hates the evil intention in the person. That is a waste of energy because here is nothing anybody can do about that except the person themselves. Religion also hates the evil and harm the person produces. So the evil whether deliberate or not is to be hated. In fact, when you ostracise somebody you don't say, "I ostracise the sin not the sinner". You don't say, "I punish the sin but not the sinner". You can't do that any more than you hate the sin and love the sinner. Christians are fully aware of the hypocrisy - they don't believe anybody who tells them they hate their Christianity but love them. Miracles are in a real sense a call to hate. They demand that you hate and then do the additional evil of lying about it that it is really love you do.


Further Reading ~


Answers to Tough Questions, Josh McDowell and Don Stewart, Scripture Press, Bucks, 1980

Apparitions, Healings and Weeping Madonnas, Lisa J Schwebel, Paulist Press, New York, 2004

A Summary of Christian Doctrine, Louis Berkhof, The Banner of Truth Trust, London, 1971

Catechism of the Catholic Church, Veritas, Dublin, 1995

Catholicism and Fundamentalism, Karl Keating, Ignatius Press, San Francisco, 1988

Enchiridion Symbolorum Et Definitionum, Heinrich Joseph Denzinger, Edited by A Schonmetzer, Barcelona, 1963

Looking for a Miracle, Joe Nickell, Prometheus Books, New York, 1993

Miracles, Rev Ronald A Knox, Catholic Truth Society, London, 1937

Miracles in Dispute, Ernst and Marie-Luise Keller, SCM Press Ltd, London, 1969

Lourdes, Antonio Bernardo, A. Doucet Publications, Lourdes, 1987

Medjugorje, David Baldwin, Catholic Truth Society, London, 2002

Miraculous Divine Healing, Connie W Adams, Guardian of Truth Publications, KY, undated

New Catholic Encyclopaedia, The Catholic University of America and the McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc, Washington, District of Columbia, 1967

Raised From the Dead, Father Albert J Hebert SM, TAN, Illinois 1986

Science and the Paranormal, Edited by George O Abell and Barry Singer, Junction Books, London, 1981

The Demon-Haunted World, Carl Sagan, Headline, London, 1997

The Book of Miracles, Stuart Gordon, Headline, London, 1996

The Encyclopaedia of Unbelief Volume 1, Gordon Stein, Editor, Prometheus Books, New York, 1985

The Hidden Power, Brian Inglis, Jonathan Cape, London, 1986

The Sceptical Occultist, Terry White, Century, London, 1994

The Stigmata and Modern Science, Rev Charles Carty, TAN, Illinois, 1974

Twenty Questions About Medjugorje, Kevin Orlin Johnson, Ph.D. Pangaeus Press, Dallas, 1999

Why People Believe Weird Things, Michael Shermer, Freeman, New York, 1997

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