19.1.05

Blue Bird

Slightly to misdirect you, the title of this post is the name of one of the best bitters around, and one of which i have recently discovered. If you ever see this drink and be merry!

Im writeing this waiting for kayleigh to arive. My new girlfriend as has been mentioned, and things are looking good for us though it still pales in comparison to what had come before, I can still hope to forget.

Todays little bundle of rambeling joy is simply about a thaught I had yesterday about Christianity and the Trinity.

I am a Religious studies student at university, and though it is only a minor course I am taking it is something that I am very much interested in. Religion confuses me in that i do not see any divinity in what I have seen, and thus cannot see how the other functions of religion cannot be fulfilled by less.... draining and consumeing (in all manners) ways?

But anyway, I diverge.

The point is that I can see that the God, Son and Holy spirit are one and three. Whole and seperate. But what I cannot see and rationalise with that creed is the relationship changes all through the bible with these 'entities'. God speaks/communicates to Jesus; is God speaking to himself? When does the Holy Spirit begin in the world; there is no mention pre-Jesus. Could this Trinity end; as things are, all things that ahve a beginning have an ending.

There are many confuseing aspects to Christianity that I do not understand. As I have been repeatedly told, there are many aspects in the tradition that are in tension and that change. The one underlying feature though (perversly) is truth. And it is this contored truth in constant flux that rules much of the world today (Yes, that means you George Bush).

A (very short) reply would say something on the line of there is underlying 'goodness' in christianity that is followed. But Even so soem of the things about the Religion which I am now finding show me even more so that there is nothing in it, more than (some/many) good minded individuals and a very corrupt structure.

1 comment:

NoBonus said...

Your analysis of the Holy Trinity brings up some good points (in fact the Jehovah's Witness churches use this same reasoning in attempts to confuse/convert others into their folds). The answer to your confusion is this: As humans, we do not understand everything God has done or know everything God knows. You believe you do not fully understand the structure of the Holy Trinity ponder the idea that humans are not all-knowing.

Also, about the corruption of the structure of Christian churchs; the Church is created by humans and is imperfect. As with any organization with any amount of power there is room for corruption by sinners; and we are all imperfect sinners according to the Christian Bible. However, at least half of the Christian-based churches I have known about were either completely independent of any large church organization or the larger organization was not "all-powerful". However, many churches do have a power-strucutre and I think that is where most of the abuse comes in. These churches, off the top of my head include the Roman-Catholic Chruch (controlled by the Pope), the Jehovah's Witness Church (controlled by the Watchtower Society and not technically a Christian Church), and the Mormon Church (controlled by a leadership group and also not technically a Christian church).
Check out an independent church and find the abuses that take place.