Oh, to be common….

Posted: June 1, 2011 in Batteries Not Included
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“Common people were often deeply religious, believing without question in God and the unseen world. Yet they were not much troubled about doctrines, ecclesiastical affairs, or the glorious aspect of the millennium, which then preoccupied some of America’s religious elite. Rather, the common people tried to accept their fate, to overcome guilt, to enjoy the fleeting comforts of love and family, to survive the uncertainties of birth, to eke out existence on an often brutal frontier, and to come to terms with the ever-present reality of death.”

Excerpt from “The Puzzling Faith of Abraham Lincoln”, by Mark A. Noll.


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