Tuesday, January 4, 2011

FacePalm of the Day #43 - Islam and Christianity A Common Word: The Demise of the Trinity

I think it's important to listen to views that oppose your own and consider their validity as much as you can. It's important to check to see if what you think is true is true or not.  It is important to not let traditions get in the way of finding the truth.  When I saw this video posted on thegrandverbalizer's blog, I resisted the facepalm that I knew was coming because maybe the man in the video might have convincing evidence that might show me my understanding of God is all wrong. Maybe he'd be able to demonstrate that there is no way Jesus could be God. Then I watched the video, It does nothing to challenge the Trinitarian understanding of God.  However the man in the video is right that if the Trinity is not true we should not teach it or believe it. The problem is he didn't show that it was false. Muslims and Atheists not believing it is no big deal  because they reject the cores of Christianity anyway. No surprise there.  I find it interesting that someone can claim to be a Christian and not explain why they think it is wrong. To be fair, maybe the point of the video was not to show that the Trinity is not real but instead to explain what it means because it's not true. However, the man seems to just assume that the Trinity is not true and build his video on that claim.  Thegrandverbalizer seems to think that this is enough to just throw away the doctrine and not believe it.  I would tell people to not be so fast in that conclusion. What evidence does the man in the video have that the Trinity is not true? Does he accept the Bible as the infallible word of God? I'd bet he doesn't.. I was expecting much more than that. Follow the link below to see the video and the link below that to see the post from thegrandverbalizer.


Islam and Christianity A Common Word: The Demise of the Trinity
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  1. Note the words of Prof. Richard Lewontin (as he reviewed a book by Carl Sagan):

    "What seems absurd depends on one’s prejudice. Carl Sagan accepts, as I do, the duality of light, which is at the same time wave and particle, but he thinks that the consubstantiality of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost puts the mystery of the Holy Trinity ‘in deep trouble.’ Two’s company, but three’s a crowd."

  2. Thanks, Mariano. I think Dr. Richard Lewontin is right.