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On what basis can we name values as ontological? There is only one valid basis.


On what basis can we name values as ontological
There is only one valid basis



Within the scope of chronology 
of continuity
these are the values that have risen to the top
All of them are part of what constitutes a menu of virtue
within reality
authenticated by our experience as human beings



It is through reality's
encounter with fallibility and continuity
that we arrive at the ethical
the mandate to make these values actionable
And it is through willing these values
that we experience in measurable results
the fruit of their value



We are known by our willing of
tolerance helpfulness and democracy
and by our underlying acceptance of the base value
This parsing of ontology professes the pragmaticist truth
within what we can infer as the root of Jesus's significance
By our fruits we are known


By our exercise of will to limn the presence
of these ontological values
and strain them through the exigencies of our existence
until they become concrete habits and rules of behavior
with concrete results
we end up in a position
to infer
that they are in truth


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