God sets no preconditions here, not even the precondition of repentance.
The first precondition for the development of acute otitis media is exposure to an organism capable of causing the infection.
Yet such a desire seems to be a precondition of the highest kind of creative originality.
Hence, morality and patriotism cannot be meaningfully contrasted as distinct strands of normative thinking; patriotism cannot be meaningfully contrasted as distinct strands of normative thinking; patriotism is the precondition of moral functioning.
Consequently, mass media as the site where ideas and interests can be freely presented and discussed, become a precondition for civil society.