62 percent of the British adults believes in miracles


You don’t necessarily need to be a student of A Course In Miracles to believe in miracles. A survey, commissioned by BBC Local Radio, shows that not less than three out of every five British adults believe that miracles are possible.


At the end of August 2002 British adults were interviewed by telephone with the following results:


· 62 percent of British adults believes that miracles, but not all miracles, are possible. This is contradictory to what Jesus says in chapter 1 of the Course, The Principles of Miracles: There is no order of difficulty in miracles.


· It is encouraging that almost 75 percent of young adults between 18 and 24 believes in miracles, more than any other age group.


· 43 percent says they once prayed for a miracle. That closely reflects the eleventh principle of miracles: prayer is the medium of miracles.


· Almost one in every four British adults who attend a prayer service, say that they believe every word from the Bible that describes Jesus’ miracles.


· Of this group half say that their prayer for a miracle has been answered.


Better pick up The principles of miracles from Rananda and read them again. “The best way,” says Willem Glaudemans on the cover of the book, “to approach the principles is by asking questions. And that is what Rananda does in a provocative way. Thus the answer arises in the mind of the student himself/herself.”


Frans Vermeulen