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Holy Trinity – Holy polytheism

No matter what you say to justify it, this is NOT monotheism. We  have more than one god right there, no?

4 Responses to Holy Trinity – Holy polytheism

  1. @Deb_Renee says:

    Whyyyy did I never notice this? I am *so* going to use this the next time I get into a discussion with my religious friends!

  2. Monicks says:

    I take it that you are not really asking why, but the answer would be: because people have been listening to this story for so long and are so used to this nonsense, that they just accept it as the truth and don’t ever stop to think about the central issue with the Holy Trinity:

    A god that sacrificed himself to himself to save the world from his own wrath.

    … also, they are three, and at he same time they are one – the one true god.

    Yeah, makes less sense every time.

  3. Versili says:

    hey guys,
    I admit thats a pretty big hurtle to jump!  How can God be both Trinitarian and yet ban polytheism?
    I think the problem lies in our basic understanding of the scriptures, and of the nature of God.
    Often people consider God to be banning polytheism in exodus 20:3, when he says “you shall have no other gods before me”.  however, when we reason this out, if this is God speaking he is referencing himself right?  So if God the father/Son/Holy Spirit are one then clearly he isn’t referencing you shall not place me beside me.
    This is very difficult to understand how one thing can be both three distinct things yes also only one thing.  Well not a perfect example consider a snowball, the packed snow turns into ice/snow/water.  it is a snowball, made of H20 and one distinct thing, yet is also three distinct things.  Not a perfect anology I know, but if we were to fully understand God, wouldn’t we be above/smarter than him, and thus be his God?
    what do you guys think?
     
     
     
     

  4. Tuan Vu says:

    The picture is just a representation.  Our limited minds cannot grasp the mystery of the Holy Trinity, so the best we can do is try to draw a picture, however flawed and inadequate the picture is.

    There is nothing else in nature by which we can compare the Holy Trinity.  But just because you can’t understand it, don’t discard it as myth.  There’s a lot of things we don’t understand.  We’re not as enlightened as we like to think.
     
     

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