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Lincoln's Christianity by Michael Burkhimer
12-17-2015, 01:46 PM
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RE: Lincoln's Christianity by Michael Burkhimer
When Abraham Lincoln lost his first run to the Reverend Peter Cartwright, it came home to him just how poorly received his atheism was to the Illinois voter. I wonder if Lincoln had lived in and ran for office in say Massachusetts, he would come out better, even if known as an atheist. On the other hand, I wonder what might have taken place if, during the bloodiest War in our history and millions suffering, Abraham Lincoln had delivered a speech free of golden biblical platitudes and plainly
said, "I myself am an atheist. I derive The Union origin from the 1774 Articles of Association, and for that cause your sons and fathers are waging this War"? He just might have lost the 1864 election.
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RE: Lincoln's Christianity by Michael Burkhimer - maharba - 12-17-2015 01:46 PM

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