Ask any Christian to explain, in detail, this remarkable concept and it’s likely their eyes will glaze over. An estimated 99% of parishioners wouldn’t have a prayer of getting this right — and most theological encyclopedias confuse even the theologians with unintelligible wordplay. Are intelligent people really asked to believe that God is both himself and his own son, and also his own holy ghost?
The Catholic Church was built on a foundation of monotheism — having “one” God — but when you scratch the surface, you get one Hell of a lot more, if you’ll pardon the expression. Apart from Father, Son and Holy Spirit there’s Mary “Queen of Heaven”, followed closely by a gaggle of saints — all with very special powers on a mind numbing array of specialist subjects. At last count there were 5,120 saints, according to Catholic Online. Does this not seem bizarre? To make matters worse, each Pope keeps adding to the pantheon, with the occasional de-listing.
This must lead even the most devout to the embarrassing conclusion that all Christianity is man made. It was Thomas Jefferson who said, “Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions.”
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