Monty Python on the Trinity

I’d never considered this particular quote from Monty Python and the Holy Grail in the context if the Trinity before, but it’s quite apt.

“First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin, then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, nor either count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out.”

That’s some good trinitarian theology there.

(Thanks to Philip Jenkins for the idea – The Jesus Wars, p. 64.)


About Marc Cortez

Theology Prof and Dean at Western Seminary, husband, father, & blogger, who loves theology, church history, ministry, pop culture, books, and life in general.

Posted on December 20, 2010, in Theology Proper and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. So I think what you are trying to say is that the Trinity is the key- or is it that Jesus was the Holy Hand Grenade…?

  2. I never thought of getting my theology from Monty Python before. What other divine wisdom does this sage bring us?

  3. We learn that Satan goes about like a small rabbit, ready to pounce on the unsuspecting!

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