Religion

Entries about reli­gion from my days as a fun­da­men­tal­ist to my athe­is­tic today. I want peo­ple, espe­cial­ly Chris­tians, to bet­ter under­stand the Bible — through knowl­edge, there is freedom!

Definitively Proving God’s Existence, One Way or Another

It’s often said that you can­not prove that God does­n’t exist or that it takes faith to know he does exist. Would you believe both o these are lies? The Bible actu­al­ly describes a repeat­able test designed to show that God is real, and it’s a test that can be done by just about anyone.

Happy Exaltation of the Cross Day!

Today marks the anniver­sary of the pre­sen­ta­tion of the “true cross” at a church long ago. Excit­ing, right? Fic­tions can be that way! Watch as a I share a bit of my favorite fic­tion and dis­cuss some how fic­tions can inspire us to be bet­ter people.

In Remembrance of 2001/09/11

It has been four­teen years since reli­gious ter­ror­ism caused the deaths of so many. We *still* haven’t moved past reli­gion. The time is now! Onward toward a sec­u­lar now!

On Mass Resurrections

Oh, Death, where is thy sting? Oh, Res­ur­rec­tion, where is thy evi­dence? A brief look at the Bible’s mass res­ur­rec­tion in Jerusalem, which despite hav­ing hap­pened in the sto­ry of the Bible, made no dis­cern­able mark on his­to­ry. Why?

Speaker 1: "Why didn't God stop the shooting?" Speaker 2: "How could he? He's not allowed in school anymore."

Why Didn’t God Stop the Shooting?

If school shoot­ings hap­pen because God is banned from schools, then why do church shoot­ings hap­pen? Giv­en what we know about God, per­haps he just does­n’t exist.

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Faith without Works: On Living an Empowered Christian Life

It’s becom­ing increas­ing­ly dif­fi­cult to pin down just what I believe. Well, let me rephrase that: I believe in Jesus Christ and in the Scrip­tures as His tes­ti­mo­ny. And while I am fair­ly con­ver­sant in Scrip­tur­al the­ol­o­gy, I some­times won­der what it is I’m sup­posed to be doing, how it is I can live out …

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Rick Beckman