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    Okay, you guys are right, it does seems that the...

    Okay, you guys are right, it does seems that the traditional term is "essence" (Greek: ousia), not "being". So the question should be what is the difference between "essence" and "person".

    I...
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    We may need to find out what is the history of...

    We may need to find out what is the history of "one being". Perhaps it isn't as old as I thought.
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    Chrawnus is correct, that when traditional...

    Chrawnus is correct, that when traditional theologians have referred to the trinity as one being and three persons, "being" meant existent (including both "sentient entities" and inanimate "things",...
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    As philosophers use the term, "a being" is...

    As philosophers use the term, "a being" is synonymous with "an existent"--something that "is" (or "has being").

    The word comes from the participle of the verb "to be" (as "jumping" is to "to...
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    A being is just something that exists. A rock is...

    A being is just something that exists. A rock is a being. A tree is a being. But neither of those is a person.
    I think people get confused because they think "a being" means "a sentient being".

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