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The dreaded LSAT (law school entrance exam) didn't exist when Abraham Lincoln was considering a career in law, but it is likely he would have excelled in the logic games and logical reasoning sections of the test.
During his presidency, Lincoln confronted an existential challenge his predecessors had managed to avoid: Would the Union divide permanently, or could it be forced to remain as one? Lincoln observed that both sides of the conflict claimed to have "God on their side," and he pondered the logical impossibility of both positions being true.
“Neither party expected for the war the magnitude or the duration which it has already attained. Each looked for an easier triumph. Both read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other,” Lincoln said in his Second Inaugural address.
So how could God be on both sides? Lincoln worked on this problem throughout his presidency, and offered a startling conclusion. Read the rest of this article on SageLaw.
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