Friday, April 21, 2006

Lincoln and the Imams

“I am approached with the most opposite opinions and advice, and that by religious men who are equally certain that they represent the divine will…I hope it will not be irreverent for me to say that if it is probable that God would reveal his will to others, on a point so connected with my duty, it might be supposed that he would reveal it directly to me… These are not however, the days of miracles, and I suppose it will be granted that I am not to expect a direct revelation, I must study the plain physical facts of the case, ascertain what is possible, and learn what appears to be wise and right.”

Abraham Lincoln considering his options prior to the Emancipation Proclamation.

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