Best Quotes by Joseph McCabe (Top 10)

  1. The theist and the scientist are rival interpreters of nature, the one retreats as the other advances.
  2. The sentiments attributed to Christ are in the Old Testament. They were familiar in the Jewish schools and to all the Pharisees, long before the time of Christ, as they were familiar in all the civilizations of the earth "” Egyptian, Babylonian, and Persian, Greek, and Hindu.
  3. The making of an Atheist implies a mental stimulation and training which brings into play the primary factors of social progress.
  4. Creeds made in Dark Ages are like drawings made in dark rooms.
  5. I AM what is called a Feminist. Thirty years ago I left a monastery and began a sane human existence. Within two or three years, I find, I was defending the rights of women.
  6. A law of nature is not a formula drawn up by a legislator, but a mere summary of the observed facts "” a 'bundle of facts.' Things do not act in a particular way because there is a law, but we state the 'law' because they act in that way.
  7. Any body of men who believe in hell will persecute whenever they have the power.
  8. An idea or institution may arise for one reason and be maintained for quite a different reason.
  9. No pope ever condemned slavery.
  10. If a single one of these gentlemen is correct, if a believer of any type is right, the essential truth for man, the real drama of life, in comparison with which the secular story of the race, is a puppet-show and the unfolding of the universe is a triviality, is the dialogue of the immortal soul and the eternal God. Yet it seems that there is nothing in the world so hard to discover as this. The theory refutes itself.