13 Total Quotes

Joseph McCabe Quotes

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.
Joseph McCabe
#Gentlemen

Hitler is a rotten speaker: raucous in voice, graceless in gesture, and loose in the composition of his speeches. It is not "personal magnetism" that makes him a power with the young -- the older are mostly driven to his gatherings -- but a belief in his genius that is artificially created by years of the most elaborate and most persistent boosting.
Joseph McCabe
#Composition

Any body of men who believe in hell will persecute whenever they have the power.
Joseph McCabe
#English Writer

The theist and the scientist are rival interpreters of nature, the one retreats as the other advances.
Joseph McCabe
#English Writer #Nature

An idea or institution may arise for one reason and be maintained for quite a different reason.
Joseph McCabe
#English Writer #Reason

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.
Joseph McCabe
#English Writer #Existence

Today we know not only that there is a terrible amount of disorder in the heavens - great catastrophes or conflagrations occur frequently - but evolution gives us a perfectly natural explanation of such order as there is. No distinguished astronomer now traces "the finger of God" in the heavens; and astronomers ought to know best.
Joseph McCabe
#Evolution

Creeds made in Dark Ages are like drawings made in dark rooms.
Joseph McCabe
#English Writer

No pope ever condemned slavery.
Joseph McCabe
#English Writer

The making of an Atheist implies a mental stimulation and training which brings into play the primary factors of social progress.
Joseph McCabe
#English Writer