More info on the utter credulity of theists and the open-mindedness of dogmatic materialism
A reader sends along the following:
Apropos the current discussion, the official web site of Lourdes has several pages documenting the official process for review of claimed miraculous cures.
Of particular note:
“Since 1947 until recently, 1300 files have been opened, each one for the declaration of a cure. The CMIL met about thirty times between 1947 and 1998. They have presented 29 files to the Church, 19 have been judged to be miraculous. ”
The CMIL is the second-level review board, meaning that those 1300 files weren’t immediately obvious natural cures. Of them, about 1.5% were actually judged miraculous. That doesn’t sound like credulity to me.
http://www.lourdes-france.org/gb/gbsb0027.htm is the discussion of the medical review process.
http://www.lourdes-france.org/ftp/gbsb0035.pdf is the list of the 66 officially recognized cures.
No point in even checking this out. Some miracles are fake, therefore all are.