Miracle questions are based on pure faith and are nothing close to science.
There are hundreds of miracles reports which happen everyday, Brain explained in a post:
For example, at any Christian bookstore you can find hundreds of books about the power of prayer. On the Internet you can find thousands of testimonials to the many ways that God works in our lives today. Even large city newspapers and national magazines run stories about answered prayers. God seems to be interacting with our world and answering millions of prayers on planet Earth every day.
Marshall Brain goes on saying that the aspect of miracles has to do with ambiguity and coincidence:
Imagine that you pray for something -- It does not really matter what it is. Let's imagine that you have cancer, you pray to God to cure the cancer, and the cancer actually does go away. The interesting thing to recognize is that there is ambiguity in your cure:
- God might have miraculously cured the disease, as many people believe.
- God might also be imaginary, and the chemotherapy drugs and surgery
are the things that cured your cancer.
He continues in another post saying:
The fact that 9,900 praying people died while only 100 survived should be plenty of evidence to indicate that prayer does not work. A 99% failure rate is significant. But for some reason, believers do not seem to think about the 9,900 who died. They instead celebrate the "answered prayers" of the 100. The 9,900 who died are swept under the carpet. It should be becoming obvious to you what actually happens on any battlefield. The survivors benefit from random luck and nothing more. Their "answered prayers" are simply coincidences. [...] Look for God's Ratio. In every case, the prayer's power can be explained by coincidence, luck, normal probabilities, the laws of physics, human design or some other normal, non-miraculous process.
Miracle questions should be off-topic. Many theologians who discuss miracles admit they are exceptional events. A miracle is defined as an event which is not explicable by natural or scientific laws.
Not only those questions are unfalsifiable, those type of questions:
- retain proper skepticism
- do not come with evidence
- have no legitimate form of reasoning
I would personally quote Marshall Brain on each "miracle" question on skeptics.se but that would be not nice to believers or might offend them.
If anyone disagrees that we should close those questions as off-topic, how do you think a community like skeptics.se can answer such questions?
Is there a way we can prove that a priest, saint or a pope performed a MIRACLE which defies our rational thoughts, logic, common sense, science and the laws of physics?
On the other turn, is there a way we can disprove that god miraculously cured the cancer of X instead of surgery and the chemotherapy drugs?
Those questions belong on religious sites christianity.se, islam.se or judaism.se; religious sites gives them more value than we do.