Category Archives: Religion

Religion is filled with descriptions involving threes. The Father, Son and Holy Ghost are the trinity that make up God in the Christian Faith. Peter did forsake Jesus three times. After three days Chris rose from the dead. To the right is Christ at age 33.

Three Chapters (The)

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Threes in Swedenborg

The 18th century philosopher and theologian, Emmanuel Swedenborg, used and explained numerous "threes" in his writings. He states that three means that which is complete or in its fullness, especially in regard to truth (compared to two which means that which is complete in regard to goodness). Because of this meaning of fullness or completeness, three also means perfection. From these meanings of three, on a higher level, three means that which is holy.

Swedenborg states that everything that occurs in nature in threes happens because it is part of God's creation and He made this "wholeness of threes" a part of the animal, plant and mineral kingdoms.

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Islamic Server of MSA-USC

This site includes three translations of the Qur'an; introductions to and texts of the Sunnah (examples) and Hadith (sayings) of Muhammad; descriptions of the fundamentals of Islam; Islamic principles in society; and relations between Islam and other religions. What is NOT Islam discusses the Nation of Islam, the Ahmadiyya Movement, and the Submitters. Also contains an extensive glossary of Islamic terms and concepts. From the Muslim Students Association at the University of Southern California (MSA-USC).

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Three fingers is symbolical of the Trinity, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

The Buddha

Translated from the Introduction to the Jataka

NOW while the Future Buddha was still dwelling in the city of the Tusita gods, the "Buddha-Uproar," as it is called, took place. For there are three uproars which take place in the world, Continue reading The Buddha

Bible threes

As we read the Bible's description of God, we find the number 3 popping up repeatedly. For example, God is the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

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threefoil sign

The threefoil sign is an ancient symbol for holiness and divinity. Continue reading threefoil sign

Trinity symbol

This is a common, ancient, and basic ideogram for a high spiritual dignity.

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Three Foil Cross

This is the patriarchal cross, a symbol for the Roman Catholic Church. Continue reading Three Foil Cross