Perhaps and certainly in some respects the divine transcends or can be seen only as the biblical phrase goes "through a glass darkly". I am not sure the situation is entirely hopeless however for our reason and experience have given us incredible insights into the workings of nature and thus into some aspect of the divine creation.
But it is not a matter of despair or hopelessness. It is not like throwing your hands up the air 'we can't know anything'. It is more like coming to understand the divine nature 'in the heart', rather than in trying to figure it out through thinking.
Consider the classic medieval Christian work, The Cloud of Unknowing
Prayer and meditation on the divine...have been used for millennia to grow in the knowledge of God. Cloud of Unknowing documents techniques used by the medieval monastic community to build and maintain that contemplative knowledge of God. Written as a primer for the young monastic, the work is instructional, but does not have an austere didactic tone. Rather, the work embraces the reader with a maternal call to grow closer to God through meditation and prayer.
So this is not saying 'well we can't know anythng'. It is actually trusting in meditation or contemplation, rather than thinking or knowing. Of course, thought and knowledge will always continue as basic activities of our life. It does not cancel that out.
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Then the LORD God said, "Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil; Genesis 3:22
Being like-god and created in His own image, is it possible to become gods or at least become a part of Him?
My interpretation - this refers to the origin of self-consciousness, the beginning of the time when humans began to be capable of knowing that they exist. Animals don't know anything of the sort. They exist in a state of primal immediacy and act purely out of instinct. One meaning of 'the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil' is that (hu)man is then 'an independent witness', capable of saying 'this is good', 'this is bad'. So in this
respect, (hu)man has become 'like God'. But at the same time, this self-awareness is a curse as well as a blessing, because by it we are 'doomed to labour' and live by the sweat of our brow, and are also aware of our own mortality (hence, subject to death.) That is why in the NT, Christ says 'Come unto me, all ye who labour, and I will give you rest'. This is because Christ reconciles the individual with God - through 'his love' your sense of seperateness is overcome. And I think that is an orthodox interpretation.