Thursday, April 26, 2012

V is for Veritas




Veritas is the latin word for truth. It is the motto for Harvard University.  I like it.  It's simple.  One word says it all.

Or does it?

Francis Shaeffer, coined the phrase "true truth" meaning that what one says is true, should actually be true.  One of my favorite books by Francis Shaeffer is He is There and He is not Silent- if you enjoy an intellectual approach to understanding Christianity, check it out.

Veritas.

11 comments:

Rachna Chhabria said...

Veritas reminds me of Veritaserum in Harry Potter.

Cheryl Klarich said...

Hi Rachna! Gotta love the latin roots!!!
I need to read Harry Potter!!!

Dana said...

Thanks for the book recommendation!

Maria I. Morgan said...

I learned something new from your blog today! I didn't know that veritas meant truth. Thanks for the post!

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Diane Weidenbenner said...

What a great "V" word. I've also heard it said that something is true if it's true, and it doesn't depend on whether I believe it. Great book recommendation, by the way. Happy blogging!

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Robyn Campbell said...

Cheryl, you taught me something today. (Now I can tell the kids I learned something today too.) *wink* So veritas means truth. And He is there and He is not silent! Wonderful. *waving*

Jarm Del Boccio said...

So true!! Francis is heavy but has thought-provoking things to say. If we had no truely for our standard, we would all be lost! Just stopping by from the Challenge..
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The Golden Eagle said...

I did not know the definition of Veritas before. Thanks for that. :)


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Daisy Carter said...

I'm with Rachna - makes me think of veritaserum from Harry Potter! But I love this word, and I like "true truths." Great V post! :)

Cheryl Klarich said...

Hi Dana, you are welcome!!

Maria, I love your blog! Thanks for stopping in!!

Diane, thank you! I like that... something is true if it's true... yup. :) Schaeffer fan??

Robyn, your x word is the bomb!! Have a wonderful week end- prayers for your son's wedding!! :)

Jarm, I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks Shaeffer is heavy... great for those deep thinkers!!
Thank you for the visit. Bless you!!

Golden E.- now YOU are a really deep thinker- love your A-Z universe. :)

Daisy, thank you!! I think it's neat when character names reflect something about the character... now I really want to check out the Harry Potter books!!

michelle said...

I'm so glad that I scrolled back to your V-post... I didn't know that veritas means truth!
Makes me think of that saying: The truth shall set you free... and makes me wonder, is this true?