This is coolbert:
From that prior blog entry:
"A providential message was being sent and received, even the most hardened cynic and skeptic aware and having to give pause and thought to the assassination of Lincoln? This does seem to be the case!"
As was originally reported by the New York Times:
"THIS year , Good Friday, the day commemorating Christ's crucifixion, falls on April 14, as it did in 1865. On that evening, in the balcony box of Ford's Theater in Washington, John Wilkes Booth fired a handmade .41-caliber derringer ball into the back of Abraham Lincoln's head."
"In the days that followed Lincoln's death, his mourning compatriots rushed to compare him to Jesus, Moses and George Washington."
"Despite the Good Friday coincidence, the Jesus parallel was not an obvious one for 19th-century Americans to make. The Protestant population, then as now, included a vigilant evangelical minority who thought that Jesus, sinless on earth, was defamed every time ordinary sinners presumed to imitate him. No mere mortal could be put beside Jesus on a moral balance scale."
"But Honest Abe overwhelmed the usual evangelical reticence . . . He had been offering his body and soul all through the war and his final sacrifice, providentially appointed for Good Friday, showed that God had surely marked him for sacred service."
America at that point in time  a MUCH MORE predominantly Protestant nation the commemoration of Good Friday and the crucifixion of JESUS at least to my knowledge not an event expressed with religious fervor and devotion.
"his final sacrifice, providentially appointed for Good Friday, showed that God had surely marked him for sacred service."
Whoa! Again, at that exact moment in 1865 that "most hardened cynic and skeptic" did give "pause" for reflection and contemplation as to events as having transpired for the last four years! And made to wonder.