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God and arsenic

Ed Westervelt

It seems that Jeff Ackerman is taking a lot of heat for expressing his stance on the “Fahrenheit 9/11” film merely because he hadn’t viewed it. Those who criticize him on this basis must be atheists, not believing in God, because they haven’t seen Him either. Nor would they believe that arsenic can kill because they haven’t tasted it. But one can rely on knowledgeable people who do know about such things.

As for “Fahrenheit 9/11,” an excellent analysis of both the film and Michael Moore was made by Dave Kopel with his report “Fifty-nine Deceits in Fahrenheit 9/11” (http://www.davekopel.com/terror/fiftysix-deceits-in-fahrenheit-911.htm). Before these critics expose their hypocrisy by dismissing this as a tirade against the picture, I challenge them to access it and carefully read all 39 pages. I doubt if any viewers of Michael Moore’s documentary will have done the study of the facts that Mr. Kopel has.

Mr Ackerman need not see the film to have an opinion when he can read an analysis such as this. Nor does he need to ingest arsenic to know there is a God.

Ed Westervelt

Nevada City


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