• larens imanyuel
    3
    Natural trinity is the nontheistic concept underlying the anthropomorphic Christian Trinity. It can be traced back to Plato's writings in which it is implicit. In modern form it consists of coequal categories of physical reality, language, and conscious beings. It is the important alternative to materialism, in which physical reality determines the other two branches. Natural trinity is the more elegant and complete foundation for both theoretical and empirical science.

    Its symmetry leads to reality being both geocentric and nongeocentric (Copernican Duality). When the Roman Catholic Church tried Copernicus's "On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres", it found that nine sentences were too biased in favor of the nongeocentric aspect of this symmetry. Later similar charges of bias were brought against Galileo. The best known geocentric evidence today is the correlation of distant aspects of the universe with the Ecliptic. Because of modern bias, this has been derogatorily named the "Axis of Evil".

    The modern mathematical basis for the natural trinity is the three intermediate truth values of the equivalential calculus, which are naturally interpreted as categories of existence. The symmetry is broken by three different relations to time. Physical reality moves forward in time with entropy increasing. Language ideally is invariant in time, with natural language, math, and Platonic forms being categories in the increasing direction of perfection. Conscious choice is made with causality going both forward and backwards in time.

    Informally this is true, because we make decisions both depending on our past experiences and on our future goals. Formally the ability to write physics in both directions along with the principle of plentitude mandates this bidirectionality. This means that free will and fatalism are balanced. This concept is a little difficult for many people to understand who have been too heavily indoctrinated in a free will ideology since the Scottish Enlightenment.

    Plato covers the natural trinity with his number of the tyrant - three. Once we make choices we are bound by the tyranny of the consequences. His ideas are consistent with the modern interpretation in logic, because he really says the number can be any power of three. A logical operation with three truth values has a power of three possible inputs.

    The methodology of the complete theory departs from Einstein's 1933 lecture in which he says that "Reality is the manifestation of the simplest conceivable mathematical ideas." "Simplicity" alone does not give unique solutions. One has to also invoke number topology, e.g., 2 is the privileged prime because it is the first in an infinite sequence. A third necessity is "serendipity", i.e., expressions that include an improbable correlation are the ones that appear in nature. The derivation of the inverse fine structure constant (the inverse of the strength of the electromagnetic field) is a good demonstration of this. The quotient of two large numbers minus a preferred number have a result less than one. The observed variability of the fine structure constant with red shift can be calculated using cosmology along with the assumption that the present is described by rational numbers.

    This last assumption along with bidirectional causality leads to the existence of fulfilled prophecies. The Book of Daniel has one notable for its precision and there is a cryptic one in Plato's Republic. I have, however, now presented enough for one installment. Until next time please use a search engine to look up concepts with which you are unfamiliar. I am not going to give anyone a long answer when they have demonstrated their inability to perform a simple search. And in the meantime please assume a willing suspension of disbelief lest you fall into a state of toxic pseudoskepticism.
  • larens imanyuel
    3
    I have started a complementary discussion at Arktos, because their focus includes archeology:
    Plato's History: From the Bolling warming to the present
  • Ciceronianus the White
    900
    The Christian Trinity is mandated by doctrine, specifically the doctrine accepted as orthodox and incorporated into what's called the Nicean Creed, recited with some insubstantial (pardon the pun) modifications at every Catholic mass. Jesus is "one in being with the Father" or consubstantial with the Father. This conception of Jesus makes it rather difficult to claim that he is the Son of the Father, which he is called in Scripture, in so far as he is the Father. Then there is the Holy Ghost, or Spirit, also referred to sometimes as God.

    The Church was faced with a problem. Were there three gods, or one supreme god and two subordinate ones, was Jesus merely a prophet? And so on. The Church wanted to by monotheistic, and montheistic it became, the non-trinatarian beliefs condemned as heresies. But it was necessary to formulate grounds for the claim of monotheism, i.e. explain why there were three Gods in one God. The Church borrowed a great deal from pagan philosophy in its efforts to find a philosophical basis for its doctrines, but I think the justification of the doctrine of the Trinity at least for the Catholic Church has its basis in Aristotle more than in Plato.
  • larens imanyuel
    3
    The early Church was faced with many different interpretations, and proceeded to condemn most of them as heresies. Finally the Athanasian Creed clearly stated the symmetry of the Trinity, which was graphically shown in the Shield of the Trinity.

    The Church referred to Aristotle more, because he wrote far more clearly than Plato. Aristotle expanded Plato's tripartite classification into 10 categories of being. Later theologians then had to take the time to reduce them down to three again.
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