A miracle is a violation of the laws of nature; and as a firm and unalterable experience has established these laws, the proof against a miracle, from the very nature of the fact, is as entire as any argument from experience can be possibly imagined. Miracles are often presented as proof to the claims of religious belief. This definition seems to be the most accurate in that it covers Augustine's definition that such occurrences are unusual, but it also emphasizes the importance of religion. For a miracle to occur in, say, Jesus Christ's time would leave its audience in a state of greater understanding of the meaning of religion and of the majesty of God. In modern sceptical world, if miracle is seen it would either simply doubt that it had occurred, put it down to mass delusion or attempts to find a scientific explanation for the occurrence.