A miracle it is a situation, a phenomenon or an action that cannot be explained from natural principles and that, therefore, is imputed to the participation of a divine entity . The definition of the term, however, varies according to religious beliefs.
For Christians, miracles are events that exceed the natural and that represent a manifestation of the love he feels God by people . Although the rational verification of a miracle could prove the existence of God , theologians of Christianity do not believe that scientific evidence must be sought to certify the divine presence in the land .
Catholics define the miraculous fact as one who, precisely, has no scientific explanation . If it is ensured that a miracle has been performed by a deceased person, the Vatican He can proceed to beatify and canonize it.
He atheism argues that the application of miracles is linked to the lack of common sense . It is not, according to this position, a supernatural intervention, but events that escape human understanding due to lack of knowledge and information.
The science On the other hand, it is limited to affirming that the participation of an almighty entity in the physical world cannot be analyzed from the scientific method since it is not possible to prove the existence of God through experiments or trials.
For everyday language, finally, a miracle can be any kind of surprising, wonderful or unusual event .
Some authors who defined the term
According to the philosopher Karl Popper, miracles are facts that cannot be understood through the scientific method because they are the result of a supernatural phenomenon. However, he points out that there are events that cannot be proven through the laws natural, but that have not been produced by a supernatural agent either.
For his part, the psychiatrist Sigmud Freud observes that it is necessary to criticize all belief that try to banish the objectivity of our life; from the origins of the world certain religions have tried to usurp the ground of the objective by arguing that those events that do not have an ordinary explanation, are realized a superior being. Freud says that it is necessary to eliminate the concept of a miracle from our societies and to look for possible methods by all means.
Other scientists in saying that miracles do not exist, rely on one of the main requirements for something to "be" in the field of science, and that can be demonstrated through the logic.
A miracle, in short, is a fact that for believers cannot be explained objectively and therefore it is necessary to continue investigating until this explanation is found, and for believers it is an action carried out by a certain god, in order to show their faithful their love and feed their faith. That said, we can conclude that this concept does not refer to a fact in itself, but to the way in which said event is analyzed.
Finally, we can add as an interesting fact that, in regard to the Catholic Church, miracles are essential facts to proclaim saints to some of their already deceased faithful, and it seems to be a way in which they seek to add adherents to their ideology . It is enough to know that during the 25 years that John Paul II's papacy lasted about 2,000 beatifications and canonizations were proclaimed, and that his predecessors, to declare only a few hundred, needed several centuries to pass.
If we take into account that in recent years the number of lay people in the clergy has decreased, we can say that this fact consists of a strategy for recruit more believers. The irony of this fact is that this religion is considered monotheistic and actually the saints are treated pagan gods.