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Lincoln's Christianity by Michael Burkhimer
11-14-2015, 09:23 PM (This post was last modified: 11-14-2015 09:41 PM by Gene C.)
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RE: Lincoln's Christianity by Michael Burkhimer
I politely disagree.

According to Herndon, in 1849 when Lincoln visited Niagara Falls he wrote the following extensive noted to himself,
"It calls up the indefinite past. When Columbus first sought up this continent - when Christ suffered on the cross - when Moses lead Israel through the Red Sea - nay, even when Adam first came from the hand of his Maker - then as now, Niagara was roaring here"
(Lincoln's Quest for Union by Charles Strozier p237, Herndon and Weik, Life of Lincoln p238-239, & Collected Works, 2)

My reasoning is if Lincoln did not believe in Jesus, if he rejected him, God and scripture, why mention him in a personal note to himself? Why not instead mention in this context Julius Caesar, Aristotle, Plato, the pyramids, something older than Columbus that he did believe in?

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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