Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston



Sunday, February 5, 2012

Did You Know?


Jerry Critter said...

Yet, I have my doubts that an atheist could get elected president today.

Shaw Kenawe said...
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Shaw Kenawe said...


Ron Reagan, Jr., has said he could never run for the presidency because he's an atheist. Ha! The son of the GOP's saintly president would never be elected by his father's groupies!

If you do some reading about A. Lincoln, while he used biblical references and spoke of a creator in many of his speeches, he really, really wasn't religious at all. Everything written by his close friends and associates attest to this.

And yet, he's one of our most revered presidents (outside of Dixie, that is). LOL!

Maybe he was secretly a deist, like the Founding Fathers.

Rational Nation USA said...

Shaw - What can one say? This is a very serious subject, especially in this day and age.

This post, to put it simply... NAILED it!

Thank you for posting.

Octopus said...

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Thanks for listening.

Rational Nation USA said...

Octo - Makes perfect sense to me ;)

Jerry Critter said...

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Malcolm said...

The only way an atheist could get elected POTUS today is if they pretended they weren't. The same goes for an agnostic. I wouldn't be surprised if we already haven't had atheist presidents in the past. Wouldn't it be something if Lincoln was one?!

S.W. Anderson said...

The item in the post tries to equate faith with fear. For some people that might be accurate, just as for some people — crackpot crusaders — acting the bully and insisting might makes right equates with patriotism.

I think both notions are off the mark.

Shaw Kenawe said...

RN, I got the post from a friend on facebook. Thanks.

Dear nephew (O)CT(O),

The only Latin I know I learned from attending Catholic Mass in the bad old days, and I have forgotten most of it, except God's telephone number.

"Et cum spiritu tuo"


Thanks for the translation. I thought it was an old Roman recipe for garum!


Some historians believe Lincoln was an atheist, but had to refer to the creator for political reasons.


I think the poster is a good reminder of how fear can change even our most cherised ideals.