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THERE IS NO NATURAL RELIGION (B), by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mans perceptions are not bounded by organs of perception
Last Line: Is
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Religion; Science; Theology; Scientists


I Mans perceptions are not bounded by organs of perception. he
percieves more than sense (tho' ever so acute) can discover.
II Reason or the ratio of all we have already known. is not
the same that it shall be when we know more.
III lacking
IV The bounded is loathed by its possessor. The same dull
round even of a universe would soon become a mill with
complicated wheels.
V If the many become the same as the few, when possess'd,
More! More! is the cry of a mistaken soul, less than All cannot
satisfy Man.
VI If any could desire what he is incapable of possessing,
despair must be his eternal lot.
VII The desire of Man being Infinite the possession is Infinite
& himself Infinite
Conclusion, If it were not for the Poetic or Prophetic
character. the Philosophic & Experimental would soon be at the
ratio of all things & stand still, unable to do other than repeat
the same dull round over again
Application. He who sees the Infinite in all things sees
God. He who sees the Ratio only sees himself only.

Therefore
God becomes as we are,
that we may be as he
is






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