Of God and His Creatures

But not so entirely beyond the capacity of telescopes, spectroscopes and photographic plates. -- Can we then say that the difference between a created intelligence and the divine is more like a difference of degree than of kind? Can we say that created and divine differ only as finite and infinite in the same kind? We cannot say that: for God is not in any kind (B. I, Chap. XXV), and the same name is predicable of God and His creature only in an analogous sense (B. I, Chapp. XXXII, XXXIV). The difference between Creator and creature is not a difference of degree, and is deeper than any difference of kind. I do not venture to dissent from St Thomas's solution, and I have no other. But to me the difficulty remains, still outstanding, and apparently insoluble.

Of God and His Creatures: 3.54