Screwtapte, I am not missing the point. The question is posed with a primary aim of supporting the premise you already hold that there are no miracles.
I still think you are missing the point, but I could be wrong. The premise is that some xians believe in miracles whereby people with certain afflictions are spontaneously healed by god, not medical science. Furthermore, we all agree - atheists and xians alike - there are some kinds of miracles we never see. That begs for an explanation and only certain conclusions are possible.
You are still working on defining "miracles" with Anfauglir, but from I've seen so far, it looks like you do not fit the standard example of that kind of xian. So the question of wwgha is not germane to you.
Guess what, if you believe there are no miracles, then that is true - because that is your reality.
I disagree. Miraculous healings arer not a subjective part of reality. Either they happen or they do not. It is either a part of everyone's
reality, or no one's. I do not accept the idea that it is true for me or you but not other people.
If you are not prepared to consider subjective evidence, then you will not be able to have a meaningful dialogue with someone of faith. That is also their reality.
I am not willing to consider personal, subjective evidence because it is not evidence of external reality. This is what very smart people discovered centuries (millenia?) ago. And so the scientific method was born. It is how we tell what is true from what is not. It is how we filter out our biases and preferences.
And I could also turn that around and say if religious people are not willing to honestly deal in evidence and what is real, then they should understand rational people will not take them seriously.
How about I try the following answer. why doesn't God heal amputees? I don't know - Ask God. Does that statisfy? I suspect not.
You are right, it does not satisfy. But it also points to a big, big problem for religious people. Why
is asking god not satisfying?
And just as a general statement and to re-iterate one of Anfauglir's points, you are using a lot of loaded language which may seem clear to you but is rather opaque to us. When you say "god works miracles through people" or "we are co-creators with god" I honestly have only the vaguest idea of what you mean. That leaves a lot for me to interpret and a lot of room for error. For us to have a conversation you must explain these ideas fully.