O Christians, arrogant, exhausted, wretched,
Whose intellects are sick and cannot see,
Who place your confidence in backward steps,
Do you not know that we are worms and born
To form the angelic butterfly that soars,
Without defenses, to confront His judgment?
Why does your mind presume to flight when you
Are still like the imperfect grub, the worm
Before it has attained its final form?
From The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri Canto X, lines 121-129
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“Great art thou, O Lord, and greatly to be praised . . . And man desires to praise thee, for he is a part of thy creation . . . Still he desires to praise thee . . . Thou hast prompted him, that he should delight to praise thee, for thou hast made us for thyself and restless is our heart until it comes to rest in thee.
~St Augustine, from Confessions
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Therefore it is necessary to arrive at a first mover, put in motion by no other; and this everyone understands to be God.
~St. Thomas Aquinas, from Summa Theologica
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