Driving into work this morning, a ponderous thought crossed the brain. While being respectful of all religions and higher belief systems, completely broken down, it comes to this:
Where is that fine line between what is considered a “miracle”, and what is considered (under the derogatory-use of the term) “witchcraft”?
Does it just boil down to whatever the mass of people chant as they burn or crucify someone? While a miracle generally has to be confirmed through the established church-heads, can there still be “miracles” based on popular thought of the people?
Are the great magicians and entertainers that appear to “walk on water” and turn “water into wine” considered miracle workers today? There is something out there that brings about a live fish from a loaf of bread. Granted, that kind of takes away from the actual multiplying the loaves and fish, but it still uses the same items from a story.
What would be the difference between the entertainers of today versus those of 2000 years ago? The majority of the popular magicians/entertainers are men. Would an equally talented woman be viewed in the same light?
Can we be sure of anything in this universe? Do our beliefs and reasonings stop at the edge of our imaginations?