Explain the religious argument in An Essay on Man. What are some examples?

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Pope's argument concerning religion in An Essay on Man is basically that people are not in a position to know enough about the universe to enable them to question God's plan and, still less, the actual existence of God. He uses the example of Isaac Newton—the Einstein or Stephen Hawking of his time—as one who, in spite of having explained the mechanistic laws of the universe, was still unable to answer the spiritual questions:

Could he, whose rules the rapid comet bind,
Describe or fix one movement of his mind?

Man, in Pope's view, will...

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