There are two abstract concepts that appeal universally to all men. There are two axioms of man’s mind that he cannot escape.
Actually there are three. But I’m not going to talk about the third one here.
The first abstract concept is truth. The other is justice.
You could borrow Dr. Emmet Brown’s Delorean and drive to any place on earth in any time in human history. The men you communicate with there yearn for truth and justice.
Man’s mind at all times demands he reconcile every thought with truth and justice. These abstract concepts precede all others. He assumes that all existence falls in line with truth and justice.
So inescapable and unavoidable are these two nagging things that even if a man became aware of these ideas, he cannot step outside of them to think beyond them without coming back and making an appeal to them again.
Truth and Justice.
Though I wrote “truth,” I previously intended to write “logic.” But logical thought is much more elusive to man than any of us want to admit. Truth, however, is the first rung on the ladder of logic. And anyone can reach out and grasp that rung.
When it comes to justice, you can also think of it as the first rung on a ladder.
At it’s onset, justice demands punishment for evil. For man, the compulsion to punish evil is more powerful than to reward good. That’s because man’s repulsion toward evil exceeds his desire for the good.
Just like truth is the first step that leads upward along the way of logic, this idea of justice leads onward along the way called righteousness. Here, good is appreciated and rewarded. But just like logic, righteousness is hard to grasp.
Where’s the evidence?
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I guarantee these examples will prove my point and blow you away. Literally. Blow. You. Away. Like you may award me with a honorary doctorate degree they are so philosophically rad.
Right now some people are like, “Okay. If they are that good, I’ll subscribe. But you better not disappoint.”
Why? Would you be angry if these examples are feeble?
And these people are like, “Yes, we would!”
“Because you lied to us just to get us to subscribe to your stupid website.”
Yup. That’s what I thought. You don’t like being lied to because it’s unjust and not the truth. Looks like I don’t need to prove anything. You did it for me.
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”
– Philippians 4:8