Crystal,<quoted text> Miracles are man made tricks like David Copperfield.
How 'Miracles' Enriched The Catholic Church
Miracles, Wonders, And Indulgences For Sale
"Since the ecclesiastical practice of commercializing miracles could be turned into a most gratifying source of money, it soon appeared that the more spectacular the miracle the more spectacular the profits to its promoters. Miracles thus became a kind of religious investment yielding a steady, if uneven, flow of revenue.
"During the Middle Ages and later, portents, wonders, and God's interventions were of a variety never seen or experienced before or since...We shall content ourselves with reporting some of the most characteristic; this will indicate not only their nature but also how they were turned into events by which the papacy profited through the collection of yet more revenues." (p. 76)
Reference:(Manhattan Avro. Vatican Billions, Chino, California: Chick Publications, 1983.)
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