Tro på mirakel

Tre av fyra amerikaner tror på gudomliga mirakel. Ska vi tro att de har rätt? Nej, och David Hume förklarar varför i An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding:

”When anyone tells me, that he saw a dead man restored to life, I immediately consider with myself, whether it be more probable, that this person should either deceive or be deceived, or that the fact, which he relates, should really have happened. I weigh the one miracle against the other; and according to the superiority, which I discover, I pronounce my decision, and always reject the greater miracle. If the falsehood of his testimony would be more miraculous, than the event which he relates; then, and not till then, can he pretend to command my belief or opinion.”