Did Abe Lincoln really exist?

906252_144987322342704_1973360567_oI just came upon this facebook page contesting the existence of Abraham Lincoln. Their arguments go as follows:

Lots of people say Abraham Lincoln exist. They show us writings of people who claim to have seen him, but obviously all this evidence is inadmissible.

1. They were written by people who believe in him. Of course those who believe it will say it’s true.

2. There is no  scientific evidence that he existed.

3. Sure, there are writings about Lincoln, but the page says:

 

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Perhaps one of the favourite lines from Lincoln apologists is “We have well documented evidence including photos, biographies, accounts of what he said, testimony of sightings and meetings etc”

Here is a brief list of other figures for which we also have these evidences:

Santa Claus
Batman
Count Dracula
Clark Kent
Captain America
Jar Jar Binks
Judge Dredd
Wolverine

Note the picture of Santa. Does Santa exist?

4.  The similarity between Lincoln and other figures is uncanny. Can’t you see that someone just made it up?71970_139108916267893_69823860_n

5. Finally, even the accounts of Lincoln are contradictory. Where was he born? Which is the true copy of the Gettysburg address?

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The writers acknowledge that this does not prove that Lincoln did not exist, but they maintain that they cannot prove a universal negative. It is up to the believers in Lincoln, they say, to present evidence for his existence and so far, they haven’t been able to produce a shred.

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8 thoughts on “Did Abe Lincoln really exist?”

  1. If there were only first second hand accounts with equivalent contradictions to the comparisons, then you would have a point of serious contention. But this is not the case.

    We have ample independent evidence for the existence of Abe. On this basis alone your assertion for equivalency is shredded.

    1. So the contradictions in the copies of his address are not enough to make you see the truth?

      We have original copies of the spiderman books. We have a LOT of them. And of course, if his followers write lots of books about someone, he must exist. They have contradictions, but of course, if there are contradictions in firsthand accounts, they’re still admissible.

    2. Oh, I must have misread your response. You mean that we have writings from Abe Lincoln himself? To be more precise, we have writings from someone claiming to be Abe Lincoln, I have a letter from Santa, too, but you dismiss him as a myth.

      And picking your own criteria to use for judging historicity? How convenient. “That guy existed because this my arbitrarily chosen criterion for judging historicity says so”.

      You just believe in Lincoln because your parents and teachers have brainwashed you into doing so. You probably believed in him before you heard of this ample evidence you speak of. Why pretend that your belief is reasonable?

      1. Tracy, I wrote that we have ample independent evidence. What might constitute ‘independent’ evidence? Well, you assume this means only his writings. Really? This the best you can do?

        Come on. What else might count? Use your brain and imagination and try to figure out how evidence for a person’s existence can be investigated ‘independent’ of first and second hand testimonials.

  2. great post as I have found with serious photo analyzing as well as detectecting and comparisons that whenever Lincoln was needed for a picture or an address they used an shakespeareing actor by the name of booth to play his part as well as the part of davis . This can be done by serious work using photo comparisons of Booth,Lincoln and Davis and it is hard not to see that there are real problems for anyone thinking lincoln or Davis exisisted
    Even the famous assassination was done by a feint produced by the royal owners of USA corporation in order to start their horrible war on the middleclass of the United States of America not in full capital letters as is UNITED STATES corp.

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