There is no doubt that the early Catholic Christians so named in 380 CE (See Theodosian Code XVI.1.2) adopted the Trinity from Pagan rites. Like everything else that we see today as being Christian, were adopted originally from Paganism. Even the Old Testament was adopted by Christians from Judaism a religion that it has been intolerant of and has persecuted for nearly 2,000 years.
Christian Symbols or are they?
Anchor (first Christian symbol) = Pagan
Fish (symbol of Earth Mother Goddess still used today) = pagan
Cross (symbol adopted in the mid-6th-century)—Pagan
Chi-Rho (the symbol has its origin in Plato’s X)—Pagan. The Chi-Rho can be seen on the Egyptian coinage of Ptolemy III, Euergetes (r. 246–222 BCE).
The liar Eusebius convinced early Christians that the letters (Chi and Rho) XP were the first to letter of Christ in Greek but, the term Christ was an epithet/nickname. It was not their saviour’s name, nor was he Greek.
I am sure that there are commentators on this site that can say that there actual names (first two-letter) match Je/sus as my name Je/ro. I can go one better, by stating my birth name can still match Jesus’ first two-letters of his Greek or Aramaic names, Iēsous and Yehoshua or Yeshua by using the pre-1611 use of the letters “I” or “Y”, which in bible terms became a letter “J” after 1611.
The origin of the doctrine Transubstantiation—is Pagan.
Pagan origin in Christianity
The eminent Catholic Cleric Newman, on Paganism, wrote:
We are told in various ways by Eusebius,7 that Constantine, in order to recommend the new religion to the heathen, transferred into it the outward ornaments which they had been accustomed in their own…The use of temples, and these dedicated to particular saints, and ornamented on occasions with branches of trees; incense, lamps, and candles; votive offerings on recovery from illness; holy water; asylums; holy days and seasons, use of calendars, processions, blessings on the fields, sacerdotal vestments, the tonsure, the ring in marriage, turning to the East, images at a later date, perhaps the ecclesiastical chant, and the Kyrie Eleison,8 are all of pagan origin, and sanctified by their adoption into the Church….[John Henry (Cardinal) Newman, (1906 edition), Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine, p. 373, Longmans & Co, London—New York and Bombay]
7 V. Const. iii. 1, iv. 23, &c.
8 According to Dr E. D. Clarke, Travels, vol. I. p. 352
Trinitism in the ancient world
‘O ye three Lords! Know that I recognize only one God. Inform me, therefore, which of you is the true divinity, that I may address to him alone my adorations.’ The three gods, Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva [or Shiva], becoming manifest to him, replied, ‘Learn, O devotee, that there is no real distinction between us. What to you appears such is only the semblance. The single being appears under three forms by the acts of creation, preservation, and destruction, but he is one.’—“The Puranas, one of the Hindoo Bibles of more than 3,000 years ago, contains this passage.”
The Trinity was comprised of Zeus, the Sky and Thunder god; Poseidon, the sea god and brother of Zeus; and Adonis, the god of beauty and desire.
The Phoenicians worshipped Ulomus, Ulosorus, and Elivin.
Rome had its three famous gods, Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto.
The ancient Babylonians recognised the doctrine of a trinity, or three persons in one god— as appears from a composite god with three heads forming part of their mythology, and the use of the equilateral triangle, also, as an emblem of such trinity in unity”
The (Bloody) Germanics
Worshipped Wodin, Thor, and Freyr/Frey or Fricco (Latinized name of Freyr).
In the 4th-century BCE, Aristotle wrote:
All things three and thrice is all: and let us use the number in the worship of gods; for as Pythagoreans say, everything and all things are bound by threes, for the end, the middle and the beginning have this number in everything, and these compose the three of Trinity. [Arthur E. P. Brome Weigall, Paganism in Our Christianity, 1928, pp. 197-198]
What do you say?