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Vic Biorseth, http://www.CatholicAmericanThinker.com
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We all know what a Flagrant Liar is. A Mindless Parrot is one who, without hesitation and seemingly without thinking, just mindlessly parrots someone else’s false story. An Innocent Fool is one who gives limited or merely cursory thought to the false story, and who is quite gullible and naive. Bottom line, he he knows not whereof he speaks, but he continues to speak anyway.
What is lost in this process is critical thinking.
Critical Thinking involves a mental process that is highly disciplined and therefore requires most practitioners to be trained in it. This training is best begun in the formative years, but, as in all things, it is never to late to begin. It is a process of evaluating and analyzing a proposition or an argument that has been offered to the critical thinker, for criticism, as being true. There follows a process of reasoning, evaluation of the offered evidences, and reflection, always begun from a point of skepticism. A proper critique of the argument involves more than direct observation. Besides reasoning, cognitive ability and experience, proper critical thinking also involves intellectual values that go beyond the subject being examined.
Call it conscience, or ethos, or morality, or a value system, or whatever, there must be some fixed set of rules, boundaries and guidelines to assist the Critical Thinker is assessing an argument or a position. There must always be some limits beyond which we will not consciously go, in the interest of practicality and in the name of human decency and even of civilization itself.
No matter how technically advanced we ever become, we are all, individually and collectively, called to think about things. It is our human nature.
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Date: Tue Oct 07 2014
From: Vic Biorseth
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Pulled the trigger on the 301 MOVE IT option June 1, 2014. Working my way through all the webpages. .
Never be lukewarm.
Life itself demands passion.
He who is indifferent to God has already forfeited his soul.
He who is indifferent to politics has already forfeited his liberty.
In America, religion is not mere window dressing and citizenship is not a spectator sport.
Do not allow our common destiny as a whole people to just happen without your input.
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