We are told that Divine qualities are not of a nature to be grasped by limited minds.
The natural consequence of this principle ought to be that the Divine qualities are not made to employ limited minds; but religion assures us that limited minds should never lose sight of this inconceivable being, whose qualities can not be grasped by them: from which we see that religion is the art of occupying limited minds with that which is impossible for them to comprehend.
Meslier enjoys epistemological challenges to religion; that’s probably why I like him so much.
Back in the day, I worked with a fellow who got out of information security and began a second career running a furniture business. To my surprise, a year later, he showed up at a conference and was selling a “healing modality” that involved a device that rearranged your atoms (or something, I didn’t pay close attention) “using a beam of energy of a form that was unknown to science.” I immediately asked him, “if it’s unknown to science, how do you know it’s there at all?”
Religions often like to tack superlatives onto their gods: they are infinite, all-powerful, all-seeing, etc. It’s an invitation to failure because then the little mortal human who tries to carry forward that lie is left with questions like, “how do you know god is infinite? did you somehow prove this by induction?”