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Lincoln's Christianity by Michael Burkhimer
12-09-2015, 12:42 PM (This post was last modified: 12-09-2015 12:45 PM by Gene C.)
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RE: Lincoln's Christianity by Michael Burkhimer
(12-09-2015 12:22 PM)maharba Wrote:  "Lincoln saw the value of weaving in Bible platitudes into his speeches, but not into his actual worldview."

I cannot see Seward advising Lincoln to add this or that Bible phrase to his speeches nor that Lincoln needed any advise in this matter >

Didn't Chase write the last paragraph of the Emancipation Proclamation and to fittingly include GOD, over the objections of Lincoln? Didn't William Seward himself compose the entirety of the Thanksgiving Proclamation? Didn't Abraham Lincoln mock God and Christianity to 'sophisticated folks'?

"Oh, this is some of Seward's nonsense and it pleases the fools!"
--President Abraham Lincoln

To not accept that Lincoln believed what he wrote and said, at the time he wrote and said them, is to characterize him as a fraud and liar. Is this your point?

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