Letters to the Editor

'Pagan symbol'

I am surprised that Mayor Alan Autry would promote a pagan symbol at taxpayers' expense. The huge tree by City Hall represents more than a traffic hazard; it is specifically prohibited by the Christian Bible in Jeremiah Chapter 10. I guess everything else in Fresno is running perfectly and now he wants everyone to share in his particular belief system.

"Thus saith the Lord, learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.

"For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest ... They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not" (Jeremiah, Chapter 10).

Robert Klusener