Kudos to young Sergio Trevin Verduzco (Letters, Herald, June 13 and 16).
I agreed with and was supportive of 15-year-old Sergio's first letter to the Herald up to the point of suggesting we "ban" religion. Belief in the supernatural is not something that can be "banned"; how can a belief be banned? How can one ban a thought?
I am encouraged to see that young people are giving up their supernatural beliefs. It is encouraging knowing that there are young men and women looking for truthful answers about what this Earth, its astral home and its own inhabitants are all about without summarily, and all too simply, explaining it by way of a creator or creed.
I read with interest and admiration both father and son's follow-up letters of June 16. I encourage Sergio the younger to continue his quest for truth. I encourage him also to rescind his pledge to cease writing letters to the Herald.
He should continue to write to the Herald or any other publications about his position on the supernatural. It is high time we start looking critically at ancient mystical beliefs and encourage others to do the same by whatever means available.
He might consider waiting a day or two before hitting the send button for his thoughts to solidify - allowing time to make appropriate societal adjustments to his mostly agreeable arguments.
Contrary to popular belief, it does not take a faith in a higher power to lead an upright, moral and fulfilling life. To live one's life with integrity does not require a supernatural entity watching over with the punishment of eternal torture as a rein.
Michael Stith, Durango