…though every thinking being longs for God, the First Cause, it is powerless… to grasp Him. Tired with the yearning it chafes at the bit and, careless of the cost, it tries a second tack. Either it looks at things visible and makes of these a god – a gross mistake, for what visible thing is more sublime, more godlike, than its observer… – or else it discovers God through the beauty and order of things seen, using sight as a guide to what transcends sight without losing God through the grandeur of what it sees.