Babbage, Charles - The Ninth Bridgewater Treatise
Type of spiritual experience
Although Babbage occasionally mentions 'the Almighty', his treatise makes no assumptions about there being 'one' power when it comes to the creation of the universe. Indeed in his references to 'nature', he frequently places it in the plural. Here we have an example where he states is belief in the existence of a 'designing power', but makes no assumptions about what that power is
A description of the experience
from The Ninth Bridgewater Treatise: A fragment - Charles Babbage
In truth, to the cultivated eye of science, the origin and consequences of the mightiest hurricane, as well as those of the smallest leaf it scatters in its course,equally lead to the inference of a designing power, the more irresistibly the more extensive the knowledge which is brought to bear on the phenomema.