Trinion Wheel

 

The Trinion Contradictions demonstrate how a design, detailed arrangement, or established plan, negates the idea of individual power of acting without the constraint of necessity or fate. It also negates the idea of direct intervention or the need to request such intervention.

In addition, the ability to act at one's own discretion would ultimately alter any established plan and void any such advanced arrangement or design due to what is known about “cause and effect”.

Any intervention would then negate the assumed reasons behind free will. Aid would not and could not be rendered by way of prayer if a plan were in place. Such actions would negate free will and would alter any established plan.

The Trinion Contradictions clearly demonstrate that Free Will, Destiny, and Intervention cannot and do not coexist and that one cannot equal the other.

Deist Reflection

Thomas Paine called God his "friend" (1). Consider the following: Reason is our friend. Logic is our friend. Nature is our friend. Why would "God" not be our friend as well? These friends are personal to us, but not "personal" by way of either intervention or interaction.

We love a sunset or the wind in our face. These are expressions of the God that we love. When we think about it this way, we see that we can love God or his creation, but that this emotion does not equate to intervention or reciprocation by either God or Creation.

Thomas Paine also said “All the tales of miracles, with which the Old and New Testament are filled, are fit only for impostors to preach and fools to believe.”(1) This is important to note because by definition, a miracle is "an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs". The idea of miricles is seen throughout most all organized religion.

Yet, prayer is more often than not, a solemn request to God himself. Paine was right when he said that “a man does not serve God when he prays, for it is himself he is trying to serve”. We can know this to be true by understanding that if God saw fit to intervene, it would either ruin his plan, or infringe upon whatever choice was being made that needed to be altered.

The Trinion Contradictions helps to prove this.

References

1 - Paine, T., & Conway, M. D. (1894). The Writings of Thomas Paine, collected and edited by Moncure Daniel Conway. New York: G. P. Putnam.

About David Robertson

Considered a polymath, David is a speaker, a researcher, a writer, and Deist. David holds a Master’s of Science in Leadership and graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in both a nationally-recognized program of Leadership and in Security Management. He also holds supporting certificates in Homeland Security and Operational Leadership with additional training in similar disciplines.

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  • Guest - Judy

    This video and concept make sense. Just looking into Deism. I guess the age-old question is Why am I here, and what is my relationship to this higher power? What, if anything do I have the ability to control...or is this life just an aimless roller coaster ride??

    from Florida, USA
  • Hi Judy. That is a great question and one that I think many of us are still trying to answer. For me, I do believe that we can control certain things. I do think there is free-will as evidenced by some of the horrible things some people choose to do. But this also gives us a great deal of power, if we so choose to use it. Sure, we can set back and enjoy the ride... or we can take a hold of the wheel and drive. And when that car runs out of gas... we can get out and keep moving. The question I think we must all answer is "where do I WANT to go?". What do we really want to make of this life? That's what I love about Deism... is that we know that the answers are usually not provided... but the clues sure are. Whether or not we want to look or try to figure out the riddle... well... that's what separates us from animals, right?

  • Guest - Judy

    Thanks Dave, that makes sense. I think basically, try and be what you perceive yourself to be, which sort of dictates your actions (free will). Your actions will then result in like circumstances - cause and effect...our power is evidenced by the decisions/actions we focus upon. This puts an enormous amount of responsibility on us individually in that we truly do, in a fashion, reap what we sow. Obviously I am one who does want to pursue the riddle..and continue to seek answers. The metaphysics angle and the presence of this superior intelligence (God) within, and if/how to exploit such..seems to be a true challenge in Deism -- is such cotraindicative ??? :) By the way, this keeps rejecting my email address noting "invalid email."

    from Florida, USA
  • You are right in the idea that it puts a lot of responsibility on ourselves. But that is also why so many Deists are so independent. I guess I never understood the "lost child" position of most religions. And no, I don't think exploration of the metaphysical is contradictory. In fact, I would say it's necessary. However, I am not quite sure what you mean by exploit in this regard. Knowledge comes from everywhere, if we are willing to view it. Our goal is to learn, learn, and learn. Question with boldness... everything! For me that includes even my own conclusions.

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  • Guest - Judy

    This video and concept make sense. Just looking into Deism. I guess the age-old question is Why am I here, and what is my relationship to this higher power? What, if anything do I have the ability to control...or is this life just an aimless roller coaster ride??

    from Florida, USA

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