This deserves its own post.
BP: Usually what skeptics are asking for is "signs and wonders". Some, like
Loftus, have quite specifically demanded to see stars arrange themselves
to spell out Bible verses, or some such nonsense like that.
quite amusing, actually. They are perfectly willing to accept all sorts
of stuff "from authority", such as the Big Bang, or Dark Matter, or the
existence of subatomic particles, or even (especially!) historical
events like the execution of Socrates or the Battle of Salamis, for
which we have but single sources of information... but when it comes to
the New Testament, nothing short of they themselves being eyewitnesses
will satisfy them.