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Top 100 Atheist Challenges

On what basis do Christians accept miracle-stories in the New Testament while rejecting those of other religions?

For present purposes, a miracle may be defined as an event which would not come have come about through natural causes.  Given this conception of miracle, it follows that they can occur if and only if an agent whose power transcends the laws of nature causes them to occur.  Miracle-claims in pagan religions are belied by the fact that they do not countenance such a being, and are thus left with no causal mechanism by which to explain the events they claim as miracles (and are rendered improbable for that reason).  Islam disqualifies itself in this regard because Muhammad refused to do any miracles apart from the Qur’an itself.  The only theistic religion apart from Christianity left to consider is Judaism, and Christians do indeed accept those miracles.