Letter to the Editor: What I Believe and More

I believe the recent letter from Mr. Sensenbrenner tells only half the story. The Pew Research Center released a global report on Sept. 15, and the findings don’t surprise me.

We are in a condition of chaos and confusion in the U.S., and it seems that science and religion are not in agreement. We have facts, education and reality disagreeing with truth, honesty, equality and virtues for living our life. This causes problems that are very similar to the problems in countries around the world as humankind matures.

Several problems such as the post office, illegal disbursement of “federal police” to cities with demonstrations, ICE-run immigration detention centers affecting families and carrying out unknown surgeries on women, the CDC and HHS are sadly causing loss of respect and confidence in our government. Nationalistic thinking, which is outdated, will not solve the problems we face. 

The media, technology, economics and international lifestyles are realities that we need to consider, and we need to find a way to interact together. We need to interact with everyone in order to solve worldwide problems such as the coronavirus that we are experiencing now. We are becoming “world citizens,” whether we like it or not. To negate agreements with other agencies and countries will not help the existing problems.

Media outlets and politicians who say that “all demonstrators are depraved” really don’t acknowledge the difference between peaceful demonstrations and destructive ones that should be punished. If we continue arguing about money, power, and “I” over the American people, the problems will continue and get worse as time goes on.

“In truth, religion is a radiant light and an impregnable stronghold for the protection and welfare of the peoples of the world. Should the lamp of religion be obscured, chaos and confusion will ensue, and the lights of fairness and justice, of tranquility and peace cease to shine.” 

— Baha’i Faith

Myrvin Somerhalder

Fish Creek, Wisconsin