They want to cheat the axiom of existence and consciousness, they want their
consciousness to be an instrument not of perceiving but of creating
existence, and existence to be not the object but the subject of their
consciousness—they want to be that God they created in their image and
likeness, who creates a universe out of a void by means of an arbitrary whim.
But reality is not to be cheated. What they achieve is the opposite of their
desire. They want an omnipotent power over existence; instead, they lose the
power of their consciousness. By refusing to know, they condemn themselves to
the horror of a perpetual unknown.