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    Thien-Tu Nguyen

    Partners: Rafael, Nicholas, Lauren


    • The difference is presenting an argument in the form of reasoning and critical thinking
      • “A miracle is a violation of the laws of nature; and as a firm and unalterable experience have established these laws, the proof against a miracle, from the very nature of the fact, is as entire as any argument from experience can possibly be imagined.“ (579) → Argues via reasoning and logic
      • “The plain consequence is (and it is a general maxim worthy of our attention): that no testimony is sufficient to establish a miracle unless the testimony is of such a kind that its falsehood would be more miraculous than the fact which it endeavors to establish”


    • Critical of religion via satire of religious leaders → demonstrates why religion build hypocrites
      • Hypocritical – killing the Jesuit was “… contrary to Christian religion” (34).
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