(Original post by da_nolo)
Ha! And what do you qualify as proof
has a whole bunch of different meanings and qualifications under different people's ideals and desire. Some say they have a scientific
view point, though what they are really saying is, "let me see". Well lets skip that portion for now and return to earlier question.
All one needs to do is study and put in their own effort to actually study, instead of simply look. The link may help and the website will surely help (www.catholic.com
). They even take questions such as your own.
The Trinity is described best -in opinion- as St. Patrick did. The three leaf clover is actually one leaf with three leaflets. A leaflet may resemble an entire leaf, but it is not borne on a stem as a leaf is. Now the leaflet is a part of the leaf, but maintains distinct actions separate from the other 2 leaflets. However, all three leaflets count as the leaf. This is noticed similar with the Trinity. You have Three Divine Persons
in One Divine Being.
Another ruff example is the human being (with acceptance of the spirit). Your mind is not quite your body, and body is not quite like your mind. The two have always been considered different. Neither of the two are your spirit. However, all three are you, at the same time.
If that does not better explain the Trinity, than I highly suggest visiting the website if you are actually interested in understanding it further. As for: "who are those people?" I am unsure what you are trying to get at. They are not people, and though distinct in certain ways, the three Persons
are not different and are not actually separate. As it was explained to me, if One is present, they all are present...however only One may be committed to some action (i.e. Crucifix).
As for being "distinct", this is very distinct. Trinity is unique to Christians(I am unaware as the Jewish view point as I have not put enough time to study their full viewpoint). nothing came from pagans, Egyptian gods, or some how eastern Asia as many try to ensure. Others try to say Virgin Birth has been done before, yet they speak only about another idol of whom can create something from nothing, so it is not unheard of; Saint Mary is somehow related to Iris, though they have no real connection at all as Mary is not an idol nor considered as such, nor does she carry or carried powers of her own; and what ever else anyone could try to conjure up may be easily taken down.
Well that enough rant from me...this is getting too long. Is that sufficient? Except for the proof that you asked, though I'd rather understand what you could consider as proof.