Examining The Trinity Doctrine:
TRY MULTIPLICATION IN THE TRINITY?
GOD THE FATHER TIMES GOD THE SON TIMES GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT?
“INC claims that God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit equals three Gods. Why add, not multiply? Try multiplication: 1 x 1 x 1 = ONE. One divine nature, three divine persons.”
TRY MULTIPLICATION IN the Trinity? Multiply? If we multiply One divine nature with three divine persons, you still have THREE (1 x 3 = 3). Simple mathematics, isn’t it?
When we multiply we usually say “1 times 1 times 1”, or “1 by 1 by 1.” When we add, we usually say “1 plus 1 plus 1”, or “1 and 1 and 1”, or “1, 1 and 1”.
Take note that the Trinity doctrine does not say “God the Father TIMES God the Son TIMES God the Holy Spirit.” Nor does it say “God the Father BY God the Son BY God the Holy Spirit.” The Catholic expression of the Trinity doctrine in Latin is “Pater et Filius et Spiritus Sanctus” or in English “The Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”
Clearly then, the Trinity is addition, not multiplication. And being addition, 1 plus 1 plus 1 equals three. To make it 1 plus 1 plus 1 equals 1 reduces it to an absurdity for it does not differ from “two and two equal five” which is an absurdity and which God cannot do, according to a Jesuit priest John Walsh in his book This is Catholicism, footnote on page 25:
“God, of course, cannot perform an absurdity, a contradiction in terms. He canoont, for instance, make two and two equal five.” (Walsh, John. This is Catholicism. New York: Image Book, 1959, p. 25)
If two and two equal five is an absurdity, says Walsh, thus one plus one plus one equal one is no better than this. If God cannot perform an absurdity, according to this Catholic priest, then God would never make up an absurdity such as the so-called Trinity.
Trinity is indeed an absurdity!
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