Here's the thing.
There are all kinds of little situations where people could attribute the event to a "miracle" and then attribute it to religion. However, this doesn't change the overwhelming evidence supporting god not being real. Even if there is one "miracle" (as it appears) event, that doesn't suddenly discredit all the other evidence supporting atheism.
Remember the point I made above. We don't know everything. Just because we don't have an answer doesn't mean we always won't have an answer. Sometimes we just need to learn more before we can get an answer. It doesn't mean god is responsible.
Remember, a long time ago... even lightning was attributed to a god, Zeus. Why was lightning attributed to a god? Because in those years, lightning wasn't understood scientifically. And what did those people do? They said: we don't have an answer for this, therefore it must be a god.
And we know now that isn't the case. And we can say this about so many other things as well.
People talk about speaking to god, but how easily could it simply be brain deception? All of our experiences and our senses are created by our brains. And we know our brains sometimes have processing errors. We hear sounds that weren't real, or see something that isn't real. Sometimes people get dreams confused with reality. And often, those people who "spoke to god" were nearly to the point of death from starvation. The brain doesn't function correctly when it's deprived of nutrition. Sometimes those people expected to talk to god, or felt as if they were capable of it, or begged for it so much in their minds, that they convinced themselves that it actually happened. In reality, it was only their own minds' creation.
And all these other topics... near-death experiences, after-death experiences... they aren't surprising to me. The brain is capable of creating a world completely different from our own. It creates this world we live in based on sensory input. But it has the power to create a world unlike our own, and experiences unlike those that come from this planet, and it has the power to deceive us completely. We are UNABLE to see the world at all, keep in mind.
We don't see the world. We see the images our brain created in response to visual stimuli. We don't smell the world, we don't hear the world or feel the world. All of these are created by the brain. We live within our brains and we know nothing outside of them. We easily fall victim to the deception our brains can create.
A lot of people have this idea that god is real in mind, or they want to believe that god is real, and then they look for every possible excuse they can find to believe in god. It's the wrong mindset. I think people should look at it in an opposite way: look at the world with the assumption god ISN'T real, and see if they can find anything that actually convinces them that he is. There's a big difference between those two methods.
Edited by Jason, 26 July 2013 - 09:31 PM.