There is another thing about these foolish miracles. All could
have been imitated. Men could pretend to be blind; confederates
could feign sickness, and even death.
It is not very difficult to limp or to hold an arm as though
it were paralyzed; or to say that one is afflicted with “an issue
of blood.” It is easy to say that the son of a widow was raised
from the dead, and if you fail to give the name of the son, or his
mother, or the time and place where the wonder occurred, it is
quite difficult to show that it did not happen.
No one can be called upon to disprove anything that has not
apparently been established. I say apparently, because there can he
no real evidence in support of a miracle.
Robert Green Ingersoll – “Orthodoxy”(1884)