Both the existence of truth itself and the existence of the concept of truth (i.e. the idea in our mind that statements and beliefs can express propositions that correspond to reality) cannot be accounted for in the absence of God.
Why is that?
Truth and the concept of truth are axiomatic
First we should understand that we cannot determine if it is at all possible for propositions to correspond to reality unless we already are in possession of a concept of truth by which to judge this. Said in another way, we cannot determine if truth exists unless we already pressuppose the truth of both truth itself and the existence of a concept of truth within our own mind. Truth, and the concept of truth are thus axiomatic. They cannot be denied, since in order to deny them we have to first presuppose them.
The interesting question becomes: Which worldview can account for the existence of truth and the concept of truth within our mind?Continue reading “Atheism Cannot Account for the Concept of Truth”