Scripture and Science

[note: On April 27, 2011, the following letter was published in the Mille Lacs Messenger, a Minnesota county newspaper. It was the “letter of the week”. It is posted on the Mille Lacs Messenger’s website. The letter is in response to Rev. David Prosser’s response letter to a Mille Lacs Messenger column by the Messenger’s editor, Brett Larson.]

by Thomas Dahlheimer

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In response to Rev. David Prosser’s April 20th letter Freedom of speech, I would like to say that anyone who is sane and aware of what modern-day science teaches is not going to believe and teach that, “All scripture is God-breathed and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,…” – 2 Timothy 3:16.

Here is one of many examples that proves that the scripture [2 Timothy 3:16] is not true. “The Earth is firmly fixed; it shall not be moved.” – Psalms 104:5. This deceptive scripture contradicts scientific truth. The earth is not immoveable, it rotates around the sun.

The scriptures and traditional Christianity teach that when Adam and Eve sinned, their sin caused a fall to occur, a fall that corrupted the entire natural world, including human nature, causing people to be born into original sin, a state from which no one can attain eternal life without receiving Jesus Christ as their personal savior.

A Biblical scripture teaches that “the creation itself”, will be “delivered from the bondage to corruption”. – Romans 8:21

Christianity was established on a creation myth, as if it were literally true. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that the mission of Jesus Christ is to “restore creation to the purity of its origins”. This declared mission of Jesus Christ (an unchangeable doctrine) cannot be accomplished because the creation was never pure. It’s a false doctrine/dogma.

According to the Roman Catholic Church and Biblical scripture, “Adam and Eve” (the first human beings) sinned and the creation consequently “fell into a state of corruption”, causing many animals to become carnivorous. However, the truth is, the first human beings from which we are all descendents came into existence around 200,000 years ago and violent complex carnivorous animals came into existence around 550 million years before “Adam and Eve”. Also, before “Adam and Eve” were on this earth, six near total mass extinctions of all animals had occurred. These mass extinctions caused a lot of suffering. Hence, at that time (a time span before “Adam and Eve”) the creation was in a state of corruption.

In addition, there were humans living on earth for around three million years before modern-day humans came into existence on the earth. They experienced natural catastrophes, diseases, injuries, debilitating effects of aging and death. This proves that, at that time (a time span before “Adam and Eve) the creation was in a state of corruption. The creation was not pure and then fell into a state of corruption after “Adam and Eve” sinned.

The every thesis of the Bible is fundamentally deceptive, as is also a foundational dogma of the Roman Catholic Church, the one that describes the mission of Jesus Christ. Modern-day science has proven that Christianity is a fundamentally deceptive religion and newly discovered scientific truth has made it an out-dated religion.

I am a follower of Jesus Christ. However, Christ is not my savior, He is my guru. Science and the Hindu scriptures teach that the creation was corrupt from its origins. The creation is made up of dualistic phenomena. In this world there is good and evil, pleasure and pain, purity and corruption, life and death. Where ever there is a physical world and physical human bodies their will be dualistic phenomena. That is why the Christian “Heaven” has an “eternal Hell” to go along with it. The Hindu Heaven is totally spiritual, that is why there is no eternal Hell that goes along with it. Religions that threaten people with eternal Hell in order to control them are committing psychological terrorism and should be outlawed.

About Wahkon

I am an activist who is spearheading an international movement to change the name of a Minnesota river (the Rum River) back to its sacred Dakota Indian name [Wakan], which translated means Spirit or Great Spirit.