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How did principles get “within us” making us capable of finding truth? “God is the center of Berkeley’s metaphysical vision,” observed Isaiah Berlin. As discussed in the introduction, two points determine a line for upward progress. A point of ascendancy, God is (whatever God proves to be when we get to ontology) our first designer who equipped us with “innate principles” must be recognized as the second point for measuring. (Our parents and the environment are secondary designers or redesigners depending on what’s been done to us).
But we are beyond those old statements now,” claims the adamant collective mind-set. ” What have we actually gone beyond, evolving to enlightenment and expanding the state of infinite awareness? Wasn’t that the goal in the first place? The entire appeal of evolutionary belief systems rested on mere illusions. To reach a state that does not exist. Worse yet, it provides an innocent seeming philosophical basis for dictatorship. Nothing is new about a united world or United Nations, simply another attempt at singularity, to line up absolutely with the universe or some kind of a peculiarity governing everything.
Since to think the concept “truth” is to be aware that other things may not be true (lies), then truth must have existed at one time without anyone ever thinking of either concept! The idea must have come into the mind after the concept —to lie came into someone’s mind. That means there must have been a time when no one ever thought any untruth, which is never to think to lie. In other words, before the concept of truth arose, the concept of lying must have arisen first. Of course truth always was even before that, but no one ever thought of anything contrary to truth.