More Context

I hear the word “miracle” quite a lot. I don’t think the word is ever used correctly. Here’s what the dictionary says that “miracle” means:

“A surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency.”

So a miracle has to be something that cannot be explained by natural laws. Here are some things that I think would be classified as miracles.

1) If your dog crapped out a Rolex watch. Daily.
2) If it ever rained bacon.
3) If Sarah Palin produced a coherent thought.

But the most common use of the word “miracle” is when there’s an accident or disaster where somewhere between one and one million people die and you aren’t one of them.

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7 thoughts on “More Context”

  1. I would like to know what your cholesterol is? Do you eat bacon every day? I would look at raining bacon as a plague more than a miracle? Now, if it rained chocolate chip cookies or peanut butter cup ice cream or something really good, it would be a miracle. and I think Sarah Palin producing a coherent thought is beyond miracle. Is there a super miracle category?

  2. I think even I would believe in God for that^.

    And now they’re claiming the late Pope John Paul provided the miracle to catch Osama. It only took him nearly 6 years after death. Great miracle, Johnny-boy. I suppose you were working miracles for your priests and their victims instead.

  3. I’ll refrain from mentioning politicians. There are many who could be cited as a miracle.

    Miracles? Me retiring tomorrow. Sitting on my backside all day eating junk food and not gaining weight. The Philadelphia Eagles winning the Super Bowl this season.

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