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Author Topic:   The Meaning Of The Trinity
Omnivorous
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Message 87 of 1864 (735478)
08-16-2014 2:10 PM
Reply to: Message 80 by Phat
08-13-2014 6:31 PM


Re: Re-Trinity
Phat writes:
Because that would make God Schizophrenic.
Just a technical note: schizophrenia is unrelated to "split personality" or multiple personality/dissociative disorders. The term describes a person whose brain precludes a coherent, functional mind and personality.
The fracture--the "schizo"--applies to the individual schizophrenic's loss of coherent apprehension and thought: a broken mind, not a mind divided into multiple sub-minds.
Wiki:
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Despite the origin of the term from the Greek roots skhizein ("to split") and phrēn ("mind"), schizophrenia does not imply a "split personality", or "multiple personality disorder"a condition with which it is often confused in public perception.[1] Rather, the term means a "splitting of mental functions", reflecting the presentation of the illness.
Misdiagnosing your gods could be...bad.
In addition, as I recall from Job's lament and the endorsement of the Whirlwind, Yahweh cares little about making sense to people.
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Message 115 of 1864 (735695)
08-22-2014 9:54 AM
Reply to: Message 112 by Jon
08-22-2014 3:34 AM


Re: The Trinity
Jon writes:
I'm going to attempt an actual reply to the topic of this thread.
On-topic! Whoa. Radical.
As a nonbeliever, I take a functional, historical view of the Trinity: Judaic monotheism was hijacked by a charismatic teacher, requiring the Son; his teachings and subsequent oral history opened the door to the Holy Spirit.
Functionally, the Trinity breaks the rational mind; you cannot reason your way to the Trinity any more than you can reason your way to a God. It is a theologically useful way to say, stop thinking and just believe.
Perhaps, as women make more gains, prompting a greater recognition of the feminine creative principle (if a god created everything alone, what's more likely--male or female?), we may arrive at the Quadrinity: the Mother, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.
Though the Prodigal Daughters may not be satisfied with that.

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Omnivorous
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Message 128 of 1864 (735821)
08-25-2014 9:59 PM
Reply to: Message 127 by Jon
08-25-2014 8:54 PM


Re: The Limitations Of Good And Evil Behaviors
As for Yahweh, aren't there covenants, old and new?
Hasn't he made certain promises?
Covenants and promises suggest obligations.

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Message 161 of 1864 (736039)
08-30-2014 8:52 PM
Reply to: Message 160 by NoNukes
08-30-2014 2:16 PM


Re: The Limitations Of Good And Evil Behaviors
NoNukes writes:
If you want to use this to rationalize that God owes us a world without war or a sun that won't be unsuitable in a few billion years, these verses are not much help.
I smell straw.

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Message 1515 of 1864 (908962)
03-24-2023 12:43 PM
Reply to: Message 1514 by AZPaul3
03-24-2023 12:14 PM


Re: Burning The Candle At Both Ends
AZPaul writes:
Dredge writes:
Are you saying creatures (humans) will become God?
Have you forgotten Xenu so easily?
With Christian home schooling, everything is possible.

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