Religion must change
Admittedly, I know little about the Quran but it appears the religion needs a reset, a new testament per say. The ancient ways are no longer compatible with modern society.
Parts of Sharia law are barbaric today. Treating women as property is simply unacceptable now. Calling for non-believers to be killed sets the entire religion at war with the rest of the world. It becomes the excuse for those radical followers to actually carry out murder in the name of religion.
Our government seems to think we need to control guns to fix this. All over the world governments seem to be incapable of dealing with the root cause, the Quran itself. This is why I say a reset needs to happen. Over time most religions have moved to a more modern position without losing its roots.
The Muslim religion has to change. Governments need to exert pressure on Muslim leaders to make a change. They need a pope. In America, without stepping on the Constitution, we can remove tax-free status which is a privilege.
We can take a hard line position that every Muslim is an enemy, after all that is what the Quran call us now. Let’s start treating them as they wish. It’s time to listen to what they are saying. This is the only way to cause them to want change. Being politically correct is costing us lives and this will only get worse.
Long ago, I heard a wise person say you cannot reason with a person intent on killing you because you are not Muslim. There is no middle ground to this position so we need the religion to change.
If I were president, I would call every Muslim leader to a conference in Washington and push them to accept their future is at risk.
Get them to start an internal process of creating a leadership group, to propose a new interpretation of the Quran that does not pit the religion against the world. It’s a start.
Marc Sobel, Oakhurst
Enjoying the rivalry
I would like to thank the Sierra Star and Pete Reardon for the recent columns on the Giants and Dodgers rivalry. They were excellent and answered many questions that some of us have had for many years.
I go out regularly with a group of friends, we are either Giant or Dodger Fans, some are both. All of us were very appreciative of the columns, and discussed them at length.
Thank you and Pete, they were exceptionally done. Pete Reardon is a real asset to your fine paper.
Carol Lee Blair, Mariposa