Should We Try to Explain the Trinity?

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I was in a bar and had a conversation about Christianity and Islam and was trying to explain what Christians call the trinity since it’s one of the doctrines that is a stumbling block when talking about Christianity with a Muslim. It would have been easier if talking about the trinity can be explained using illustrations of the 3 in 1 coffee but the trinity is more than that and does not really fit well using that illustration.

Now if talking about the trinity leads to diminished categories, un-logical presentations or simply leaves the listener in more bewilderment, should we even try to explain it to people? If there is a good way of doing it, how should one explain the trinity?

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