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Sewer rates and religious beliefs: That's a non-sequitur



Most of us have heard of the idea of a non-sequitur from science, history, writing, speech and political science classes well before middle school. But seldom do we see such a perfect example of this logical blunder as in Rick Dow's column on higher sewer rates in Monday's paper ("Combining church and state precipitates a higher sewer rate," page 4).

As defined by Merriam-Webster's, a non-sequitur is "an inference that does not follow, ... a fallacy, ... a statement that does not follow logically from anything previously said."

The outrageous example in the column in question beg...

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