Moving. It is quite convincing especially for those who are not much familiar in Ancient pagan religion in particular the Asian History. This is how deception works, SELECT ONLY WHAT FITS TO ONE’S PREFERENCE instead of presenting the entire context.
Enemies of the Church prefer to argue according to SIMILARITIES (Is Catholic a Pagan Religion?). In dealing with the doctrine of Holy Trinity they commonly accused us that this was a borrowed from the heathens or adopted from Pagan religion. This argument goes flat from beginning to end, external similarities have long been rejected by expert in both field of Archeology and Anthropology.
By saying so, no single history book that says that during an Ancient time, Egypt worshiped only ONE GOD IN THREE PERSONS nor any Hindu Priest today would dare to step-forward and say Hey, we have only one God not gods or goddesses but one God in three persons same with the Christian Triad.
ANCIENT EGYPTIAN TRINITY?
Osiris, Isis and Horus
|Horus, Osiris and Isis|
According to Egypt Mythology, Osiris is god of Afterlife, the under-world and Dead. He is the oldest son of god Geb & goddess Nut. He is husband as well as brother of god Isis and god Horus is their son.
Now, we have a lovely family portrait of mythical married couple with their son. The question now is, did any Egyptian ever describe these three gods as One God in Three persons same like Christian Holy Trinity? Ancient Egyptians never considered these three gods to be three persons in ONE God! Or were these three gods the ONLY gods in Ancient Egypt? Contrary, they worshipped numerous divinities Nekhbet, the vulture goddess, Ammut, the crocodile goddess known as the "Devourer of the Dead", Anubis, Ra, Babi, Bes, Geb etc.
In fact, Osirus, Isis and Horus are not even consider the supreme among their gods and sometimes these gods are scattered to join the group of other gods and goddesses… by ten, some of four, five or in duo no set of rules by which god/goddess may be substituted. So why are these three gods described as a 'trinity'? Simply because they are three gods, and as everyone knows (especially the INC-1914 and J.Witnesses), a 'trinity' is 'three gods.'
|Osiris, Anubis and Horus|
|The Egyptian Pantheon (gods & goddesses)|
|Brama, Vishnu and Shiva|
Brama, Vishnu and Shiva
Brama the creator god, Vishnu the preserver and Shiva the destroyer god. Is the God of Christian are the same from the very function of these three mythical gods?
Any alleged Hindu parallel with the Holy Trinity quickly debunk by simply analyzing the description of these three deities. Plus, same with Ancient Egyptian Hindus have numerous numbers of deities.
|Hindu Pantheon (gods & goddesses)|
Just pick three from hundreds of gods & goddesses, bundle it into three then you have now a 'trinity'. Funny.
Clearly a triad of distinct pagan gods, not a trinity in the Christian sense.
There are so many 'alleged' trinity in the pagan world that the enemy of the Church was use to debunked the truth... but all of them are fall under same fallacy. Similis hoc ergo propter hoc.
due to limited space, I opt not to discuss here the wrong presentation of Holy Trinity as shown above. In next article I will deal on this (the Modalism Heresy)