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Gettysburg Address ... easy question? maybe
03-13-2018, 06:46 PM
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RE: Gettysburg Address ... easy question? maybe
"My own belief is that had Lincoln not been president and Willie not died, he would have died with the combination of a form of faith along with skepticism of organized religion."

I think you are probably right, Rob, but I would add that had he not been President during a bloody civil war. The thought of the thousands who were dying each day had to give him pause or at least some hope of a divine being who would take these souls to a better life.

Personally, I can also relate to his skepticism of organized religion... Do we know if he ever met Henry Ward Beecher?
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