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04 August 2006 @ 12:37 am
Three, but one.  
I also find it a little bizarre that Trinitarianism won out over Arianism. I mean, Trinitarianism is more than a little bit incomprehensible - but maybe it's just easier to spread the message of someone who's been deified. I don't know, it smacks of appealing to the Pagan polytheism of the time to me.
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escarpeescarpe on August 3rd, 2006 02:59 pm (UTC)
Trinitarianism isn't a universally accepted dogma, within Christian sects it's basically the Catlicks and that's it. But try to tell them that they aren't monotheistic man they get so mad!
It was basicly a way of explaining why you should worship Jesus, why would you follow a falable man? Oh what he's a god too? Oh well that's ok then.

Jacobyak_boy on August 3rd, 2006 04:16 pm (UTC)
Well, Trinitarianism is the majority held belief. This is partly due to the fact that Catholicism is the largest single denomination, covering almost half of all Christians, and partly due to the fact that the other large denominations are closely related to Catholicism, inheriting much of Catholic Dogma.

So, whilst it is true that Trinitarianism isn't the only Christian belief, it's the default one.

But really, it's such a messy doctrine, that is, to the casual observer, polytheistic.

But, really, the way I see it, the actual text of the Bible does not really uphold this view of the relationship between Jesus and God. If Jesus and God are one and the same, why does Jesus spend so much time praying?

"Oh me, who art in Heaven (and simultaneously on Earth), hallowed by my name..."