The loss of religious faith among the most civilized portion of the race is a step from childishness toward maturity.
One may sigh for all that one loses in giving up the old religion.
.. but the new irreligion is the manlier, honester and simpler thing, and affords a better throry of life and a more solid basis for morality.
The refuge from pessimism is the good men and women at any time existing in the world, -they keep faith and happiness alive.
The voice of protest, of warning, of appeal is never more needed than when the clamor of fife and drum, echoed by the press and too often by the pulpit, is bidding all men fall in step and obey in silence the tyrannous word of command. Then, more than ever, it is the duty of the good citizen not to be silent.
If a war be undertaken... before the resources of peace have been tried and proved vain to secure it, that war has no defense, it is a national crime.
It does not seem to me that the evidence concerning the being of a God, and concerning immortality, is such as to enable us to assert anything in regard to either of these topics.
The United States has lost her unique position as a leader in the progress of civilization and has taken up her place simply as one of the grasping and selfish nations of the present day.