Critical reasoning |

Critical reasoning

I’m getting tired of reading all these letters about Mr. Ackerman’s dissing of “F9/11.” It’s too much, dragging on and on. Yes, he judged the book by its cover. But hey, I’m guilty of that, too. After all, I didn’t go see “The Passion of the Christ,” because I know it’s based on emotion instead of valid reasoning. I refuse to worship a child-killer god, anyway. Mr. Ackerman must have had his own good reasons, too.

As long as we use critical reasoning, it’s really rather easy to determine if something is valid or not. What we really need to do, if we want to back up what we profess, is educate our kids openly. Hey – our hearts and future belong to our kids, I think we can most all agree on that, so why can’t we be a little less hypocritical and really, truly, sincerely, back an excellent education for them? Show some respect for teachers for starters: raise their pathetic salaries. Then our kids can grow up thinking wisely and making valid decisions, instead of succumbing to the oftentime useless ranting seen today.

If we do that, we’ll be doing ourselves, and all humanity, much better.

Tom Gleason

Rough & Ready

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