In other words, seek unity with the First Cause, yet believe in nothing.
Those who affirm a First Cause, in which second causes and their effects are intelligible, affirm the supernatural.
To think of the First Cause as finite is to think of it as limited.
By predicating a First Cause, however, the theist103 removes the mystery a stage further back.
We are no less irresistibly compelled to regard the First Cause as independent.
Marriage between such highly-evolved persons as are you four is wished by the First Cause, whose servants we are.
Setebos is the great First Cause as conceived and dreaded in the heart of a Caliban.
But this is not the case; for the alleged First Cause is of a different kind from all the others.
The principal subject of his inquiries was deity itself,--the great First Cause, the supreme Intelligence of the universe.
There's not a shadow of doubt about it, the First Cause is just unknowable to us, and we'd be sorry if it wasn't.