Thanksgiving Proclamation: 1864

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By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

 

It has pleased Almighty God to prolong our national life another year, defending us with His guardian care against unfriendly designs from abroad and vouchsafing to us in His mercy many and signal victories over the enemy, who is of our own household. It has also pleased our Heavenly Father to favor as well our citizens in their homes as our soldiers in their camps and our sailors on the rivers and seas with unusual health. He has largely augmented our free population by emancipation and by immigration, while He has opened to us new sources of wealth and has crowned the labor of our workingmen in every department of industry with abundant rewards. Moreover, He has been pleased to animate and inspire our minds and hearts with fortitude, courage, and resolution sufficient for the great trial of civil war into which we have been brought by our adherence as a nation to the cause of freedom and humanity, and to afford to us reasonable hopes of an ultimate and happy deliverance from all our dangers and afflictions:

Now, therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, do hereby appoint and set apart the last Thursday in November next as a day which I desire to be observed by all my fellow-citizens, wherever they may then be, as a day of thanksgiving and praise to Almighty God, the beneficent Creator and Ruler of the Universe. And I do further recommend to my fellow-citizens aforesaid that on that occasion they do reverently humble themselves in the dust and from thence offer up penitent and fervent prayers and supplications to the Great Disposer of Events for a return of the inestimable blessings of peace, union, and harmony throughout the land which it has pleased Him to assign as a dwelling place for ourselves and for our posterity throughout all generations.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the city of Washington, this 20th day of October, A.D. 1864, and of the Independence of the United States the eighty-ninth.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

By the President:

WILLIAM H. SEWARD,

Secretary of State .

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5 Comments

  1. Tsk, tsk…we cannot have something like this which is so discriminatory towards our atheist comrades.

    Please refrain from publishing such intentionally divisive rhetoric.

    Otherwise, have a contented last Thursday in November.

  2. So, WHO do the atheists thank for making the seed germinate and the rain, rain and the sun shine and WHO do the atheists thank for there being seeds that germinate, and the rain that rains and the sun that shines?
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    There was an editorial by, his name was Reva Aslan, I remember, because Aslan was one of C.S. Lewis’ heroes in the Narnia Chronicles. Aslan separated the good atheists from the bad and religiously discriminatory “anti-theists”, those who would destroy the sovereign person’s freedom of religion and belief in God in their choice of free will to believe in God.
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    It made sense up to a point and that point being that as long as atheism is legalized, codified, as a constitutional form of religion, atheism unfounds the founding principles of all freedom, the sovereignty of the American citizen and of the human beings’ soul with his endowed unalienable human rights.
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    The atheist must be tolerated. Atheism is patently unconstitutional. Atheism and freedom of Religion, all freedom and man’s immortal human soul in eternal life cannot be countenanced or forborne.
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    The editorial tried to separate the privately held beliefs of the atheist and the militant anti-theist, except that it was Madalyn Murray O’Hair, the atheist who removed freedom from the public square, the public domain. Yes, Madalyn Murray O’Hair was an atheist and was militantly anti-theist. How does the editor deliver freedom to all Americans when that atheist and the anti-theist violate the very concept of free will from the constitution?

  3. Rewrite: “Atheism, as freedom of religion as opposed to constitutional freedom of Religion, all constitutional freedoms and man’s immortal human soul in eternal life cannot be countenanced or forborne.”
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    Atheism is a belief. A belief is not religion. A belief that the world is flat and that man has no soul or that man’s soul has no endowed unalienable human and civil rights of free will and sovereign personhood to discipline himself and remain an innocent citizen, that man is a best of burden to the state, that the state is the grantor of all human rights, when, in fact, the state is constituted by men to guarantee all God-given human rights and freedoms. Without the acknowledgment of almighty God as Creator and endower of all human rights, Truth and Justice will not flourish and “might then makes right”,the greed for power and illegitimate authority ride with the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Death, War, Hunger and Pestilence reign supreme.
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    Religion is man’s worship of God in thought, word and deed. Religion is man’s relationship with our almighty Creator and Redeemer and the Love Who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
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    … “or prohibit the free exercise thereof”…
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    The Supreme Court does not have legitimate authority to define what is a “burden to the free exercise of religion” as it has in the past. The burden to “the free exercise of religion” is defined and exercised by the free citizen, the American citizen, the sovereign person in his personal relationship with God. Our relationship with God does not allow for the state to intrude into a personal relationship with God without our personal consent, no more than the state has power to intrude into any love affair or personal relationship. It is non of their business. period.

  4. Assassinating the character of the newly begotten sovereign person by framing him as an invader, a parasite causing the death of the mother and the unwanted pregnancy, Roe v. Wade made a right of privacy to abort and kill the invader, the parasite, the unwanted pregnancy.

    Science has proved that the new individual cell has its own DNA. Metaphysics tells us that the new sovereign person has an immortal human soul endowed with free will, intellect, sovereign personhood, all unalienable human rights and the promise of eternal life.
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    The conjugal act invites the new life, the new individual person, a party to our constitutional posterity. The word “invite” means to offer life to another person. The man and the woman exercise the power of their sex to invite another person into life. When the unborn child is conceived, the parents become a mother and a father. As parents, the father and the mother must host their child, the testimony to and the evidence of their love.

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