For present purposes, a miracle may be defined as an
event which would not come have come about through natural causes. Given this conception of miracle, it follows
that they can occur if and only if an agent whose power transcends the laws of
nature causes them to occur.
Miracle-claims in pagan religions are belied by the fact that they do
not countenance such a being, and are thus left with no causal mechanism by
which to explain the events they claim as miracles (and are rendered improbable
for that reason). Islam disqualifies
itself in this regard because Muhammad refused to do any miracles apart from
the Qur’an itself. The only theistic
religion apart from Christianity left to consider is Judaism, and Christians do
indeed accept those miracles.