I have addressed the idea of God’s existence before, then why am I able to allege that God lives in the human spirit?
God is justice and love.
God is wisdom, order, harmony and evolution.
God has attribution of eternity, perfection and infinite trinity.
These are living in the nature of human spirit, then what do you think would be the reason that I can be so sure about it?
Now, let’s look at German idealism and British empiricism as an example.
“A priori” is called “transcendental object” in philosophical term of Kant’s theory.
It means that knowledge is independent of all particular experiences beyond it.
This concept is indivisibly connected to primal axioms judging all of philosophies, thoughts and religions.
There were Plato, Descartes and Leibniz other than Kant who mainly affirmed the concept of “a priori(transcendental object).”
The opposite idea to“a priori” is called “a posteriori,” which means inductive, it indicates recognition or concept that is occurred and obtained by experiences.
A representative philosopher is John Locke.
“A priori” is the idea that humans naturally carry God in our spirits before we were even born.
This is the idea not relying on experiences.
Whereas, “a posteriori” is, humans begin our “life experiences“ once we are born, the idea of acquiring a concept or a recognition through the experiences.
The truth is, this idea is one of axioms judging all of philosophies, thoughts and religions.
It can be concluded that the philosophy of biblical truth is the philosophy which accepts the concept of “a priori” and we call it the non-truth philosophy which does not accept the concept of “a priori.”
The heavenly valuable philosophy is a philosophy which accepts “a priori” and the heavenly worthless philosophy is which doesn’t accept the concept.
To put it simply, the concept of “a priori” is, for example, children never love their parents because someone tells them to or they are taught to love them. They naturally carry the spirit “to love” them.
This is not because someone tells them to love their parents in their life experience after birth, that is “a posteriori,” there is naturally “a spirit of love” prior to their life experiences.
“A priori” is the concept approving it as true.
On the contrary, the concept of “a posteriori” does not approve the idea which exist before experiences.
British empiricism is a model philosophy of “a posteriori,” it says that children love their parents due to external education and their life experiences and were not born with a spirit of love.
The reason why we translate “a priori,” a philosophical term of Kant’s theory, into the transcendental object is because each of those spirits – love, justice and goodness – has universal disposition of being valid for everyone.
In other words, this is an objective value.
That is why we call it the transcendental object.
Justice or love is neither personal and arbitrary nor a subjective spirit and value. Spirits of love, justice and goodness are universal and objective spirit/value to be valid.
This is the meaning of the concept of “a priori.”
It indicates that this is the idea which already exists without depending on experiences.
In short, a philosophy which accepts “a priori” is a philosophy advocates that God exists in each spirit of human being.
Whereas, philosophers in British empiricism, you could see as how it is called, explain that everything is depending on experiences and only through the experiences we are going to be able to obtain the concepts and recognition.
According to the philosophy that can obtain concepts and recognition only through experiences, there are no man who lives the same life experiences ever.
All the 7.7 billion people have different life experiences.
No one lives the same life as others.
British empiricism lost universality and objectivity of justice, entered a dead end and fell into skepticism about biblical truth itself.
It came to a conclusion that no justice, no love or no good exist in the end and it is no more than a utilitarian value.
It reached a decision that the biblical truth and justice cannot be proved whether they exist or not and they do not exist as absolute value.
Final entailment of British empiricism is skepticism about biblical truth.
It became an uncertain value whether biblical truth exists or not.
This is what British empiricism is.
On the contrary, German idealism which came to fruition originating from Kant to Hegel through Fichte and Schering specifically admitted the concept of “a priori.”
Since the philosophy emerged from “a priori,” the universal and objective value – such as justice, love, truth and goodness – was affirmed as absolute value and the valuable spirit became to a nature of human psyche and also made human dignity regarding a view of modern human immovable.
This is German idealism.
A problem occurs here is the absolute value of justice which is a base of modern spirit accepting absolute value and affirming sanctity of life. So, the existence of “a priori” concept is the biggest question.
In other words, this is a question whether “a priori” concept lives in human spirit or not.
It is the most important problem if “a priori” concept lives in human spirit as German idealist philosophers said or it does not live in human spirit as British empiricist philosophers said at the viewpoint of biblical truth.
The existence of “a priori” concept is the same question to the existence of god.
If you admit the existence of “a priori,” it means God exists and if not, God does not exist.
German idealist philosophers used mathematics to demonstrate the concept of “a priori” from the point of view of people admitting it.
For example, 1 plus 1 equals two.
What is the meaning of this?
It cannot be explained in terms of British empiricism relying on the experiences.
The cognitive effect of this formula cannot be explained because British empiricism advocates that recognition or concept can all be obtained by experiences and relying on them.
All the 7.7 billion people have different life experiences and no one lives the same life as others.
There is no one who has the same circumstance that you were born, your age, people who you are associating with and your personality — nothing is the same.
There is not the same life experience as yours there is no one who has the same finger print as yours.
In short, there is no human commonality on “experience” and everything is relative.
Because British empiricism advocates that they can earn recognition and idea to relay on a relative “experience” lacking similarity, they cannot get out form skepticism of biblical truth until the end. Rather, justice became to utilitarian value and the philosophy resulted in degrading human life to a material.
I can tell it is inferior in truth.
In British empiricism, therefore, their spirits are completely blank when humans are born.
They say humans never be born with the idea of “a priori” as German idealist say.
They say humans earn various concepts and recognitions through many experiences from the beginning, British empiricism fell into skepticism of truth, after all.
Mathematics cannot be explained by British empiricism.
“1 plus 1 equals to 2” — everyone should answer “2” when you ask anyone in any country, any race or any age this formula — “what’s one and one?”
It doesn’t matter if you are Arabic, European, American or Chinese.
It never be concerned with your creed, skin color, sex or nationality.
“what’s one and one?”
— everyone should answer “it is 2” regardless of his race, border, character, face form, sex, civilization or experienced history.
What is the cognitive effect?
We recognize it as a common answer.
What is a character and arrangement of the spirit?
What is the spirit recognizing it as a common answer?
If all the concepts and recognitions rely on the experiences and can be earn only through experiences, they cannot explained by British empiricism why people answer the same because there is no similarity in the human experiences.
It is impossible that they advocate the concepts and recognitions can be earned through the experiences because all the experiences are different by each.
“what’s one and one?”
— everyone should answer differently since all the experiences are different by each.
It is not surprising if some people answer “it is 3,” and the other say “no, that is 25.”
All the 7.7 billion people have different life experiences and there is no doubt if there are 7.7 billion kinds of answer for it.
However, in reality, everyone answers “it is 2” rather 7.7 billion kinds of answer.
The reality cannot be explained by British empiricism.
German idealists philosopher said that the cognitive effect
Cannot be explained by experiences.
After Kant, German idealism started from “a priori” preceding experiences.
Justice and truth won’t be affected by experiences.
Even if your race, country, character, traditional culture and experiences are different, we have the cognitive effect to answer
“1 plus 1 equals to 2”
— not to be affected by the experiences.
This is what German idealism has searched for the spirit giving the common answer and what the cognitive effect is.
This idea – the cognitive effect of the spirit – can only make human’s mutual understanding and relationship with trust by a conversation. It is the core to reconcile the participants of war and flourish human being as a single unit.
The core of spirit – “spiritual core” is the heart of truth which making value and concept universal regardless of experiences.
There is a universal value standard of human being.
And also this is expressed as the material universe into the external world.
Although God’s spirit will be expressed through experiences, it won’t be affected by experiences.
A universal value standard exists in the psychological notion of “a priori” and it has to be advocated subject to affirmation of “a priori” concept.
To admit the concept of “a priori” is to admit God’s spirit.
Not to admit “a priori” is not to admit the similarity of human being.
The idea means relativity that spirit and the recognition will be affected as British empiricists and not be able to convince human life and dignity to human being by universal meaning.
There is value and recognition beyond experiences by absolute meaning in the spirit and we call it God’s spirit.
There is absolute transcendency against the experiences as one of nature of truth.
It means that everybody was born with God in our spirit.
Mathematics cannot be explained by empiricism.
Because there is the universal/objective cognitive effect
which cannot be explained by experiences, we can conclude that God lives in the human spirit.
This is the reason that God lives in the human spirit.
We were born with a spirit of love, justice, recognizing good or bad and beauty without being taught by anyone.
No one is born alone.
Everyone is born with God.
We are with Him until the death, and after.
This is human being.
We can be sure to say God is living in our spirits because we carry the idea of “a priori.”
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