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Lincoln's Christianity by Michael Burkhimer
12-16-2015, 02:38 PM
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RE: Lincoln's Christianity by Michael Burkhimer
I may have conflated the timing of Lincoln's baptism with old newspaper clippings which embellish. Maybe Lincoln was prior baptised in Springfield, but managed well to conceal it all the years...for reasons unknown. I can understand the comfort that Christians who had lost their sons in a War to either sustain The Articles of Association (which Lincoln claimed established The Union) or 'to provide a new birth of freedom', would provide from knowing that Abraham Lincoln was a baptised Christian too. With Darwin, there is the parallel: atheists disdaining that The Lady Hope really saved him, and Christians not willing to believe Darwin passed into the nether regions denying Christ. To my point of view, there is no real debate about either case, no matter how many lengthy annotated denials or florid victorian professions of faith.

And with the Pope, Eva, he surely must be a divine but I won't comment on either his politics or religion.
And I will look for that book on Herndon, Gene.
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