Why not? People claim miracles to of occurred in their lives all the time. You and those in agreement with you dismiss it as religous hocus-pocus, or you try and explain it away with science. I give you the theroy of evolution as an example ...mankind evolved from a lesser life form. I won't argue that mankind has indeed evolved from a lesser life form ...but make no mistake; a Homo sapien has always been a Homo sapien ...not something else that shed it's skin and a man walked out.<quoted text>
That's irrelevant to a discussion of why there is no record of any miracles having occurred outside of the bible. You'd pretty much need every community within hundreds or thousands of miles to have dived into the sea for there to be no corroborating records of what would have been a topic of great interest anywhere.
So who am I to say that something I don't understand has or has not occurred? Who are you to say so? For any human to believe that they can explain away every single unexplained occurence is maddness. Ain't nobody that bright.
Neither illiterate or mute. The story's have survived the centuries and were eventually written down.Yeah, that's probably it. But not just illiterate. Mute, too.
Are they far-fetched?
But who am I ...without physical proof or an eyewitness account to say otherwise?
Allow me to give you another example.So you're suggesting that the miracles actually occurred, that the only literate people present didn't believe they were miracles, and the only believers present were illiterate?
No, that doesn't strain credulity much. That's very reasonable.
The story of a world wide flood is one hell of a tall tale.
Do I personally believe that all the dry land worldwide was covered with water? No, I do not. At least not after man walked upon it.(Prior to the continents shifting ...I don't know, but that's another discussion.)
Why I don't believe is because science has dispelled that idea. And like science I ask; where is the world wide layer of mud? And what of the earths electric field while the earth was completely covered in water? Without a ground I have no idea the impact on the earth. Perhaps it would of been sucked into the sun, or shot out into space like a rocket ...I don't know.
Another ...the parting of the Red Sea.
Perhaps the Hebrews were fleeing Egypt; that in itself isn't hard to accept. The key here is that we can't be sure of exactly where they crossed or how far behind were there followers. Any number of natural phenomenon could expose earth ...muddy yes, but still earth.
Who am I to say.That doesn't suggest anything to you about the veracity of those beliefs or the ease with which people make and believe these kinds of claims?
I believe in shooting stars.