Trinity: the Soul of One God
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Religious Pluralism in the Trinity

The major religions of the world relate so closely to one or the other of the members of the Trinity, that an abstract concept of Trinity is ipso facto an excellent paradigm for a coherent understanding of One God and potential world peace expressed through integral religious pluralism – which is simply the view that major religions are just different ways of looking at the same God. Indeed, God is craftily hidden in his creation – the not-so-obvious, hiding in plain sight (see “Trinity: the Soul of One God” at ).

In taking onboard the Buddhist idea of the Unconditioned or undifferentiated, and the early-Christian idea of the Supreme or panentheism (both echoed in ancient Hinduism); we begin to see that in a rational pluralistic worldview, major religions do reflect the psychology of One God in three basic personalities, united in spirit and universal in mind – analogous to the orthodox definition of the Trinity. In fact, there is much evidence that the psychologies of world religions reflect the unity of One God in an absolute Trinity.

For example, evidently, the “Middle” of the Buddha and the “Way” or Tao of Lao Tzu are substantially equivalent to each other and to the “All” of the Platonic Trinity of the One, the Many, and the totality of All That Is. And this inclusive consciousness of the Unconditioned unconscious is analogous to the Christian Holy Ghost, and these are all expressions of that mysterious metaphysical synthesis, constituting the 3rd coordinate of the Trinity, which closes the circle of pure practical reason, in a systematic unity.

When documented in detail, characteristic religious attitudes of parallel identification with individual persons of the Trinity are clear, coherent, and consistent, which is usually regarded as a good test of truth. The rational goodness, moral attraction, and potential beauty of a system of belief that incorporates the best in all religions strongly suggests that such a comprehensive outlook closely approaches true knowledge of God, in what may eventually turn into an almost universal consensus.

It appears that the consciousness of each member of the Trinity emerges out of nothing but the goodness of the rational notion of themselves and each other, pulling themselves up by their own bootstraps, so to speak. Since some sort of conflation of ideas would seem to be the only adequate metaphysical vehicle of creation ex nihilo, the primal idea (concept construct) of Trinity is a philosophical inevitability. If religious pluralism as an expression of Trinity is a genuinely good idea, it will eventually gain the acceptance it deserves.

Samuel Stuart Maynes

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Trinity is a strong delusion. Trinity isn't even in the bible. If one goes by the rules of believing that God set down. Do not think beyond what is written, and don't add one thing to the verses or take one thing away from the verses. One cant believe in the trinity doctrine.

1 Cor 4:6
6 Now these things, brethren, I have figuratively transferred to myself and Apollos for your sakes, that you may learn in us not to think beyond what is written, that none of you may be puffed up on behalf of one against the other.

Rev 22:18-19
18 For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book;
19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

There is only one three in one god in the bible.

Rev 12:9
9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

2 Cor 11:14-15
14 And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.
15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.

II Th 2:4-5
4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
5 Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things?