The Christian Today Library has created a laughable chart of U.S. Presidential faith throughout history. A quick scan trough some of their “quotes” made me snicker but I almost fell out of my chair when I reached the actual list.
Their bold statements about George Washington and Thomas Jefferson being “Theistic Rationalists” (a Christian term apparently invented to assert Christian beliefs on famous non-believers posthumously) are laughable indeed, but when I hit their entry for Abraham Lincoln is when my body hit the floor.
Abraham Lincoln was a Presbyterian? Really? The most non-religious, non-believing, rational President in American history was secretly a closet Presbyterian? The man who biographer Jesse Fell says “rejected orthodox views on the innate depravity of man, the character and office of Jesus, the Atonement, the infallibility of the Bible, miracles, and heaven and hell” really believed in both the Presbyterian doctrines of Baptism and Communion?
Lincoln was arguably the greatest separator of church and state our great country has ever seen and for these wackos to go and play the “claim game” with his memory is not only childish but dishonest to say the least.
Via: The Invisible Pink Unicorn who reminds us “To find the first unarguably Christian president, you have to go to Andrew Jackson, the 7th president. And while Jackson left a mixed legacy, he’s best known today for slaughtering large amounts of American Indians. He was a true man of God, and of ethnic cleansing.”
– Note the bottom of the Theistic Rationalists Wikipedia article, “This Christianity-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.”