Well, I guess I care enough to respond to Sulla.... :-p
While I certainly sympathize with those poor souls who drank so deeply of JW theology that they actually agreed to be missionaries for the cause, and understand striking a pose against Christian orthodoxy as a self-potecting act, I have to point out that AllTimeJeff has spectacularly missed the point.
Your spectacularly condescending attempt at empathy is duly noted.
For example, while I cleary said that the hoary metaphor likening the Trinity to water was empty, Jeff can't be bothered to grasp that and clearly prefers listening to himself point out how weak the metaphor is. Or, I point out that the question depends on whether we can suppose nature and person are really separable concepts and Jeff gets all geeked out by the idea that, in humans, they are not.
It does me good for you to realize how weak the metaphor is. I also appreciate how in this statement you refer to the Trinity correctly as a concept, and not as it is claimed to be, god.
Finally, Jeff swings for the fences and, no doubt typing with authority, insists that the Trinity is too, illogical!
While I wouldn't say that there is no such thing as a poor argument for the Trinity, or suggest that some dumb people believe it, I think we can see an interesting inversion of the original post in Jeff's follow-ups. Fact it, Jeff really doesn't know what he is talking about, but is happy in his ignorance to mock the worst arguments of the other side and to congratulate himself on his sophistication. In this, there isn't a bit of difference between Jeff now and Gilead Jeff: both were willing to attack the orthodox Christian belief without bothering to understand it.
I certainly wouldn't say that there is such thing as a good argument for the Trinity. And for the record, perfectly sensible, nice intelligent people, sprinkled with a dash of intellectual "I'm holding my ears", believe in the Trinity. I for one would bet you are a fine and decent person. I will certainly start with that premise.
I realize I mock the worst arguments of the Trinity. I would also be happy to mock the best arguments of the Trinity. Regardless of which arguments you rate as strong or weak, they are only words for a concept of a god that the majority of the people on this planet have barely heard of, let alone have experienced in proveable, tangible ways.
It's a shame that the Christian god, whether Triune or monotheistic, is limited to the strong or weak arguments of the person who is arguing for the existence of their god. It is a shame that your Triune god must rely on you for strong arguments Sulla, and others for weak arguments. But I bet your Triune god loves you more for how stunningly awesome you do at explaining the Trinity better then other Trinitarians.
Your god is the Trinity. You condescendingly state that we are only poo pooing the bad arguements. So there must be some better, more clear ones that exist? Let me know!
In this way, poor Jeff has failed to progress since leaving the JWs. He is, in his heart and mind, really still a dumb JW: triumphant in his ignorance, sure of his intellectual superiority, completely uninterested in the facts. It's no wonder he was such a great JW, hell, he still is!
I laugh. Seriously, you remind me of superior acting Trinitarians who though comfortable in their arrogance, forget that the teachings of Jesus are more important then the concept of who he is.
If you worship Jesus, whether as part of a Trinity or not, I am pretty sure he doesn't appreciate you acting like a superior, condescending, arrogant ass. Don't get too caught up in the concept, just be a good Christian. I am sure that Jesus will take care of the rest.