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Old Sep 13, '07, 6:01 am
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Default St. Augustine, God shaped void

I love the quote by St. Augustine about, in us there is a God shaped void that only God can fill The only problem is I'm having trouble finding the exact quote, can anybody help? Thanks!
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Old Sep 13, '07, 6:06 am
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I love the quote by St. Augustine about, in us there is a God shaped void that only God can fill The only problem is I'm having trouble finding the exact quote, can anybody help? Thanks!
"God-shaped void"? That doesn't sound like something St. Augustine would say (maybe I'm wrong...). Maybe this is the quote:

"Nos fecisti ad te et inquietum est cor nostrum donec requiescat in te."

Translation:

"Thou hast made us for Thyself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in Thee."
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Old Sep 13, '07, 6:17 am
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Default Re: St. Augustine, God shaped void

I thought the quote was something like this...

"our lives have a God-shaped void which only God can fill satisfactory. "
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Old Sep 13, '07, 7:06 am
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Default Re: St. Augustine, God shaped void

You are thinking of Blaise Pascal


http://thinkexist.com/quotation/ther...of/166425.html

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“There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus”
A hero to geeks like me because he invented what would be considered early computers (mechanical calculating machines) and is where the programming language Pascal got it's name.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaise_Pascal
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Old Sep 13, '07, 8:42 am
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Default Re: St. Augustine, God shaped void

Thanks for clearing that up. Goes to show that you can't believe everything that you read on the internet, I had originally got that misinformation from a daily reading on www.rc.net.

Blaise Pascal certainly was an interesting man. Wish they'd make a movie about him. And I do like the correct quote better,

“There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus”

A vacuum (indicating) more of a drawing... a pull
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That's an awesome quote!
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Old Sep 14, '07, 2:59 pm
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Default Re: St. Augustine, God shaped void

That is a very good quote, but while we are on the subject of Pascal, I am curious, could he be considered Catholic? I know he adhered to Jansenism, a movement in the catholic church, which was declared heretical, but what would be the correct group to place him in?
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Old Sep 17, '07, 1:22 pm
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That is a very good quote, but while we are on the subject of Pascal, I am curious, could he be considered Catholic? I know he adhered to Jansenism, a movement in the catholic church, which was declared heretical, but what would be the correct group to place him in?
Good question... I was wondering the same thing
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Default Re: St. Augustine, God shaped void

You might be interested in this page, which claims that the familiar quote is probably Pascal, but not the way Pascal actually put it. http://parablemania.ektopos.com/arch...s_apocryp.html
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