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Lincoln's Christianity by Michael Burkhimer
12-13-2015, 12:40 PM
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RE: Lincoln's Christianity by Michael Burkhimer
What an excellent question, Roger! If one had doubts about religion before becoming President of the United States at the time that the country split in half and plunged into civil war, it should surely cause one to seriously consider what religion was/is all about.

Like some atheists that we deal with today, Mr. Lincoln's non-belief should have become stronger (i.e. no god would put his people through this, therefore, it is man creating his own evil). Instead, it appears to me that Lincoln turned more towards a supreme being as the presidential years wore on. If that is so, he became closer to God -- or he became aware that he needed to place the blame and burden of the war on something besides himself and other horrible humans. I just don't see Lincoln doing that. I do see a Deist doing that, however.
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