ThoughtLetters filed under Worldviews & Thoughtforms

Is The Simulation Hypothesis Refutable?

Volume 32 • No. 4 • July-August, 2022 Download PDF

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Skepticism vs. Christianity

Volume 32 • No. 1 • January-February, 2022 Download PDF

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Why Believe in a Religion That Condemns Millions of People?

Volume 31 • No. 2 • March-April, 2021 Download PDF

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I’m Perfectly Content As a Non-Believer

Volume 31 • No. 1 • January-February, 2021 Download PDF

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How Does Anyone Know Which Religion Is True Anymore?

Volume 29 • No. 5 • September-October, 2019 Download PDF

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Aren’t All Christians Narrow-Minded Exclusivists?

Volume 29 • No. 1 • January-February, 2019 Download PDF

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Isn’t Morality Just a Matter of Personal Opinion?

Volume 27 • No. 4 • July-August, 2017 Download PDF

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What About Yoga?

Volume 25 • No. 5 • September-October 2015 Download PDF

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Open Letter to An Ex-Christian

Volume 23 • No. 5 • September-October 2013 Download PDF

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Altered States of Consciousness

Volume 23 • No. 4 • July-August 2013 Download PDF

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Five Problems with Agnosticism

Volume 23 • No. 1 • January-February 2013 Download PDF

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Spotlight on Spiritualism, Shamanism, and Animism

Volume 22 • No. 1 • January-February 2012 Download PDF

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Do Tolle’s Teachings Pass the Test?

AREOPAGUS PROCLAMATION Volume 21 • No. 3 • May-June 2011 Download PDF

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Why Whatever Won’t Work

AREOPAGUS PROCLAMATION Volume 21 • No. 2 • March-April 2011 Download PDF

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Is Your Worldview Viable?

AREOPAGUS PROCLAMATION Volume 21 • No. 1 • January-February 2011 Downlaod PDF

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What’s the Verdict on Spiritual Formation?

by Daryl E. Witmer QUESTION: What exactly is Spiritual Formation? On its face, spiritual formation seems to refer simply to the growth and development of one’s spiritual life and awareness. […]

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Why Is Christian Doctrine Exclusivist?

by Daryl E. Witmer Perhaps the simplest answer to the question above is: “Because Christian doctrine is true, and all truth is exclusivist.” If something is true, then it’s opposite […]

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Enemy Strategies

by Richard B. Keyes Dick Keyes is director of L’Abri MA, a residential study center in Southborough, Massachusetts. See http://www.labri.org/ mass/home.html. The original L’Abri was founded in Switzerland by the […]

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What if the Cosmos Is All That There Is?

Volume 13 • No. 8 • May, 2003 Download PDF

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Monism Exposed!

compiled by Daryl E. Witmer MONISM – defined as the view that reality is a unified whole and that all existing things can be ascribed to, or described by, a […]

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Hardball Skepticism

Volume 12 • No. 12 • September, 2002 Download PDF

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An AIIA Quote Forum

Compiled by Daryl E. Witmer an-thro-po-cen-tric – adj. 1. Regarding human beings as the central element of the universe. 2. Interpreting reality exclusively in terms of human values and experience. […]

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Debunking Humanism, Responding to the Naysayers – Part 3 of a three-part series

by Daryl E. Witmer In the current series, AIIA is responding to three contemporary challenges leveled at the truth-claims of Christianity. This month we critique the doctrine of humanism and […]

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Presupposing Prophetic Failure, Responding to the Naysayers – Part 2 of a three-part series

by Daryl E. Witmer In the current series, AIIA is responding to three contemporary challenges leveled at the truth-claims of Christianity. This month we critique Bible Prophecy: Fulfillment or Failure?, […]

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A Tragic Farewell, Responding to the Naysayers – Part 1 of a three-part series

by Daryl E. Witmer In this series, AIIA responds to three contemporary challenges leveled at the truth-claims of Christianity. This month we critique Farewell to God: My Reasons for Rejecting […]

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Who Knows What to Believe Anymore?

Volume 10 • No. 6 • March, 2000 Download PDF

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On Pantheism

Compiled by Daryl E. Witmer WHAT IS PANTHEISM? God = All and All = God “Pantheism \Pan’ theism\, n. [Pan- + theism.] Any doctrine, philosophy, or religious practice that holds […]

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Twenty-Nine Questions for Sincere Skeptics

Volume 9 • Nos. 7 & 8 • July-August, 1999 Download PDF

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The Problem with Best-Selling Spirituality

by Andrew D. Witmer Andrew Witmer is a graduate of Taylor University in Upland IN. He is the son of Daryl and Mary Witmer. Since 1998 Andrew has worked for […]

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On Tolerance & Ethical Relativism

Another AIIA Quote Forum – compiled by Daryl E. Witmer, AIIA Executive Director “When I asked my daughter Katie (15 years old): ‘What is one of the names you fear […]

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Assumptions & Presumptions in the Search for Truth

by Daryl E. Witmer, AIIA Executive Director What follows are actual excerpts from an e-mail exchange that I shared with Nelson (name changed to assure anonymity) late last Fall. I […]

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Relativism, Tolerance, & Christian Truth

An Interview with Richard B. Keyes This month we continue a three-part series of never-before-published interviews with AIIA’s three Resource Associates, each of whom have training, experience, and expertise in […]

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On Applied Kinesiology

Early this year I received correspondence from a good friend in North Carolina. About one month earlier it seems that he had received a letter from an individual suggesting that […]

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On Relativism

To some, the subject of relativism sounds extremely boring. Others tend to associate it with Albert Einstein, confusing the philosophical thoughtform of relativism with the scientific theory of relativity. Here […]

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What If Christianity Can’t Be Proven?

Volume 4 • No. 9 • June, 1994 Download PDF

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On the Complications of New Age & Old Eastern Thought Systems, Why a Larger Circle Can Never Legitimately Be Drawn Around Historic Christianity, Part III

This is the third and final segment of a three part mini-series of 1994 Proclamation articles particularly addressed to those of you among our readers who are of an Eastern […]

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On the Complications of New Age & Old Eastern Thought Systems, Why a Larger Circle Can Never Legitimately Be Drawn Around Historic Christianity, Part II

This is the second in a three part mini-series of 1994 Proclamation articles particularly addressed to those of you among our readers who are of an Eastern religious, dialectic philosophical, […]

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On the Complications of New Age & Old Eastern Thought Systems, Why a Larger Circle Can Never Legitimately Be Drawn Around Historic Christianity

This opening 1994 mini-series of Proclamation articles is particularly addressed to those friends among our readers who are of an Eastern religious, dialectic philosophical, or New Age spiritual persuasion. Some […]

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Did Christianity Evolve? Why There Are Skeptics

An ancient burial cave was recently excavated in Jerusalem. One casket had a name carved on it: “Joseph, son of Caiaphas”.  Immediately biblical scholars took notice. The high priest in […]

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Some Observations on “A Course in Miracles”

I believe that it was in 1987 when I first heard about A Course in Miracles. Someone had loaned me a copy and I gave it a brief, cursory, reading. […]

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A Checklist for the Honest Skeptic

People who believe in God are known as theists. People who believe in more than one God are known as polytheists. People who believe that God and nature are one–that […]

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On the Case for Absolute Truth

The most disappointing and disturbing news to surface in a long while is noted on pages 83-85 of the 1991 Barna Report’s What Americans Believe. According to OmniPoll, an annual […]

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On the new Age-Occult Connection

On Monday morning, August 26, 1991, residents of Waterville, Maine, opened their morning newspaper to find a column by Bill Cripe entitled “New Age Advocates Are Entering the World of […]

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