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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.
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Any body of men who believe in hell will persecute whenever they have the power.

— Joseph McCabe

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

— Joseph McCabe

An idea or institution may arise for one reason and be maintained for quite a different reason.

— Joseph McCabe

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

I took a sheet of paper, divided it into debt and credit columns on the arguments for and against God and immortality. On Christmas Eve I wrote 'bankrupt' at the foot. And it was on Christmas morning 1895, after I had celebrated three Masses, while the bells of the parish church were ringing out the Christmas message of peace, that, with great pain, I found myself far out from the familiar land
homeless, aimlessly drifting. But the bells were right after all; from that hour on I have been wholly free from the nightmare of doubt that had lain on me for ten years.

— Joseph McCabe

The Papacy was corrupt for whole centuries: especially from about 880 to 1050 and (with a short decent pontificate at rare intervals) 1290 to about 1660. No 'primacy' in any other organized religion has so disgraceful a record.

— Joseph McCabe

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