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Hey, I didn’t know Abe Lincoln was an Atheist. Cool.

Hat Tip: Pharyngula

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  1. #1 Reginald Selkirk
    April 9, 2008

    Hey, I didn’t know Abe Lincoln was an Atheist. Cool.

    Debatable. Honest Abe converted to Christianity shortly after his death.

  2. #2 Chris Coon
    April 9, 2008

    After his death? Is this snark or a typo?

  3. #3 HP
    April 9, 2008

    The most certain thing we can say about Lincoln is that he was a freethinker. He rejected the Bible and Christianity specifically, but it’s open question whether he would consider himself an Atheist, Agnostic, Deist, or Pantheist.

    Here’s an excellent piece I found the other day about Lincoln and freethought.

  4. #4 Reginald Selkirk
    April 9, 2008

    After his death? Is this snark or a typo?

    Snark, but snark based in reality. There were false stories spread about Lincoln and his godliness after he was not around to refute them.

    I’ll bet he’s baptised as a Mrmon by now, anyway.

  5. #5 Reginald Selkirk
    April 9, 2008

    Now that one was a typo. I meant “Mormon.”

  6. #6 Inoculated Mind
    April 9, 2008

    I learned about Abe Lincoln several years ago. Someone tried to use Lincoln to suggest that I should be religious, so I looked it up… boy were they sorry.

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