The Free Thinker Test
I devised this survey is response to Part One of GOD'S CHARACTER OF TRUTH EXPRESSED IN CREATION. Feel free to take the survey, and pass along any comments or questions which arise. If you have a post-modern way of thinking, I'd specially be interested in communicating with you. This survey will probably not make any sense to you as it is based upon classical ways of thinking. It is explained in the instructions. I look forward to hearing from you.
Do you think for yourself?
This survey is based upon the three basic laws of logic, which are the Law Of Identity, the Law Of Non-contradiction, and the Law Of Excluded Middle.
The definitions are:
The law of identity states that A is A. An Apple is an Apple. In other words, something is what it is. If something exists, it has a nature, an essence. CARM
The law of non-contradiction tells us that A cannot be both A and not A at the same time and in the same sense. In other words, something (a statement) cannot be both true and false at the same time and in the same way. CARM
The law of excluded middle says that a statement is either true or false. For example, my hair is brown. It is either true or false that my hair is brown.
The survey will make first person statements. Apply them to yourself and verify or negate their validity.
➢ 1. I assume my thoughts are true.
○ True, my thoughts are true. Continue to statement 2.
○ False, my thoughts are not true. I have just contradicted myself. By answering at all, the thoughts analyzing the question were assumed to be truthful thoughts. Review statement 1.
➢ 2. Truth is defined as “knowledge of what is real."
○ True, go to statement 4.
○ False, I define for myself what is true. Continue to statement 3.
➢ 3. I decide for myself what is true.
○ True, the individual decides. No one actually lives that way. If a road I want to cross is busy with traffic, I will either:
■ Wait till traffic clears. Review statement 2. If I wait for to traffic clear, I affirm that truth is objective, and apart from my feelings.