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There are certain truths we hold as basic. These basic truths are accepted universally with little or no proof. For instance, through out the world 2 + 2 = 4 is accepted as a universal truth. Apart from those who are color blind the color of the words of this sentence would be accepted universally as Red. So also, is the statement “It is wrong to kill people for fun” accepted as a basic inherent truth among all peoples.


My question is why? Why does 2 + 2 = 4? Why is red red and not orange? Who determined the standard by which we manage these truths? Most of these basic truths are believed because they were first expressed to us by our parents. We accepted them universally based upon the word of other people primarily.


There are those who hold to the same thought when it comes to belief in God. Many such as John Calvin suggest that inherent within every human being there is a basic truth that tells us there is a God. While there are others who suggest like Nietzsche who boldly proclaim that “God is dead!”

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