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There may be a hidden meaning to fidget spinners - and it'll surprise you

Birmingham Mail logo Birmingham Mail 19/06/2017 James Rodger

Fidget spinners continue to sweep the UK as the year's must-have gadget.

Fidget spinners are propeller-shaped gadgets with ball bearings that allow them to spin, and kids enjoy competing to see who can come up with the best tricks or keep their gadget spinning longest.

The addictive little gadgets come in a range of shapes and colours and were originally designed as a stress-relieving tool.

They have already been banned in some schools by concerned teachers who believe the toy is distracting- it seems with good reason.

But could there be a hidden meaning behind them?

Some think so.

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According to the Mirror, fidget spinners capture 'the dynamic movement, equality and rationality of God'.

Given the toy's surge, it appears some branches of Christianity have found a way to use it to denote the Holy Trinity. Christian Today journalist Joseph Hartropp delved deep into the supposed correlation following Trinity Sunday on June 11.

Hartropp said: "Fidget spinners have seen a remarkable surge in popularity this year. Are they an analogy for the triune God, or a damnable heresy?"

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The comparison is complex, but only because the Christian doctrine of the Holy Trinity is itself paradoxical and shrouded in divine mystery. It's all about God's 'triune nature' – the son, the father, the holy spirit.

And because theologians have long wondered about the Holy Trinity, something that's 'puzzled believers for millennia', it seems some are refreshed to see a connection.

Catholic Stephanie MacGillivray, 24, who works alongside nuns, told Mirror Online : "The Trinity is one of the most difficult concepts of Catholicism, and priests have struggled for years to explain it. Perhaps the fidget spinner has been sent as a gift from above - God works in mysterious ways...!"

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Addictive Fidget Toys

Some might find all this a little blasphemous (there's talk of the ever divisive partialism).

But many Christians think the 'mesmerising, now ubiquitous little toy captures the Holy Trinity quite nicely.'


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