On April 27, 2011, the following letter of mine 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
letter to a Mille Lacs Messenger
column by the Messenger's editor, Brett Larson. In
addition, there is a 2015 MLM letter of mine about science and religion. It is titled
New age beliefs.
Scriptures and science
by Thomas Dahlheimer
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 its 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"
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 there 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.
In response to the above letter, the Mille Lacs Messenger published
Kathy Martinson's May 4th response letter
More on religion. Then, on May 11th, the Mille Lacs
Messenger published my response letter to Kathy Martinson's letter. It
can be found and read by clicking on the letter's title
One more round.
In a Mille Lacs Messenger website blog post/article of mine titled
Ending Catholicism And Related U.S. Imperialism there
are six paragraphs about this topic. They are presented below.
Another Roman Catholic Church hierarchical cover-up is associated with a Catholic dogma (an unchangeable doctrine).
The dogma that I am referring to contradicts scientific evidence that teaches reasonable people that before
modern-day humans ("Adam and Eve") came into existence on earth around 200,000 years ago there were
billions of years of evolutionary history wherein corruption and death ruled the world. It was not,
as a Catholic dogma states, an "incorruptible, death free, paradise" throughout those billions
of years...or anytime prior to "the first human beings' 'original sin'". Therefore, the creation can
not be "restored to the purity of its origin", and become the "ultimate destination of Christians
who die in a state of grace", as a Catholic dogma teaches.
St. Symeon wrote: "Neither Eve nor Paradise were yet created, but the whole world had been brought into
being by God as one thing, as a kind of paradise, at once incorruptible yet material and perceptible."
St. John of Damascus wrote: "The creation of all things is due to God, but corruption came in afterwards
due to our wickedness...For God did not make death, neither does He take delight in the destruction
of living things" (Wisdom 1:13). But death is the work rather of man, that is, its origin is in Adam's transgression."
St. Ignatius Brianchaninov wrote: "Plants were not subjected either to decay or to diseases; both decay and
diseases and the weeds themselves, appeared after the alteration of the earth following the fall of man."
St. Basil the Great wrote: "...it is customary for vultures to feed on corpses, but since there were not
yet corpses, nor yet their stench, so there was not yet such food for vultures. But all followed the diet
of swans and all grazed the meadows...the beasts...were not carnivores...such was the first creation, and
such will be the restoration after this."
U.S. Catholic Bishops wrote: "The whole Bible is spanned by the narrative of the first creation (Gn 1:3)
and the vision of a restored creation at the end of history" (RV. 21:1-4) The Catechism of the Catholic
Church says: "Jesus came to restore creation to the purity of its origins." Modern-day science has
proven these Catholic doctrines/teachings to be untrue and deceptive. Therefore, science has also made
the Roman Catholic Religion an out-dated religion.
Here's the titles and links to five other Mille Lacs Messenger letters
of mine about this topic:
Evolution and creation
Church and science
New age beliefs
The Mille Lacs Messenger posted a blog
post of mine about this topic. It is titled,
Bible verses advocate genocide against
pagan/heathen natives. This
blog post has a link to a revised and updated presentation of this post.
It includes pictures and reference links. It's located
Rev. Matthew Fox's Theology On Creation As Original Blessing
Adam and Eve: the ultimate standoff between
science and faith
Could God Have Used Evolution?
Native Rights, Pope Francis And The New World Order