Sunday, November 08, 2009

Vocatus atque non vocatus, Deus aderit.

  • Vocatus atque non vocatus, Deus aderit.
    • Called or uncalled, God is present.
    • This is actually a statement that Jung discovered among the Latin writings of Desiderius Erasmus, who declared the statement had been an ancient Spartan proverb. Jung popularized it, having it inscribed over the doorway of his house, and upon his tomb.
    • Variant translations:
      Summoned or not summoned, God is present.
      Invoked or not invoked, God is present
      Called or not called, the god will be there.
      Bidden or unbidden, God is present.
      Bidden or not bidden, God is present.
      Bidden or not, God is present.
      Bidden or not bidden, God is there.
      Called or uncalled, God is there.
    • The axiom I share with people who claim to be atheists is this; you may not believe in God, but He still believes in you!

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