There is another miracle I do not believe, — the
resurrection. I want to speak about it as we would about any
ordinary transaction. In the first place, I do not believe that any
miracle was ever performed, and if there was, you cannot prove it.
Why? Because it is altogether more reasonable to believe that the
people were mistaken about it than that it happened. And why?
Because, according to human experience, we know that people will
not always tell the truth, and we never saw a miracle ourselves,
and we must be governed by our experience; and if we go by our
experience, we must say that the miracle never happened — that the
witnesses were mistaken.
Robert Green Ingersoll – “Orthodoxy”(1884)