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Lincoln's Christianity by Michael Burkhimer
12-12-2015, 12:13 AM (This post was last modified: 12-12-2015 01:06 PM by Eva Elisabeth.)
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RE: Lincoln's Christianity by Michael Burkhimer
(12-11-2015 09:35 PM)maharba Wrote:  You seem to avoid answering questions about earlier comments by coming up with new questionable statements.>

In spite of the occasional light hearted posts, most of us are serious about the study of Abraham Lincoln, and don't go chasing after myths and legends trying to present them as fact,
but rather [i]try to share valid, credible and verifiable information.>

I just documented for you, and you appeared to have noted the same,
that it was William Seward and not Abraham Lincoln who wrote the Thanksgiving Proclamation. That historical fact gives a lot of horsepower to the credibility of the Lincoln "quote" scorning "Seward's nonsense".
Were you unable to google and quickly check whether Salmon Chase indeed wrote the last paragraph of the Emancipation Proclamation? I see
it mentioned on several online sites, including the New York Times,

The Emancipation Proclamation. - NYTimes.comcampaign
Published: April 2, 1864
"We have reason to believe that the following letter from the Cincinnati Gazette, gives a substantially accurate account of the circumstances attending the issue of the Emancipation Proclamation..."

Now, if you feel that Seward did NOT write the Thanksgiving Proclamation, and that Salmon Chase did NOT write the last paragraph of
the Emancipation Proclamation, let me know. On the other hand, if I am presenting some new information to you, please let me know that too.

I'll wonder again:
Did Lincoln include in his original spoken Gettysburg Speech the
phrase "under God"?
Maharba, if Gene or anyone has denied Seward drafting the Thanksgiving Proclamation I missed it. Does it mean anything? No. Or would you conclude and claim this gentleman to be an atheist because he has a ghostwriter?

As for Gettysburg my understanding is that it's not known for sure whether he spoke the phrase or not. And even if not it doesn't mean anything. He was a politician, not a preacher, and religion is still first of all a private matter.

PS: Thanks, Rob, for the links and info, and your comment at all.
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