Sunday, October 17, 2010
Presidents Lincoln and Kennedy were elected to office one hundred years apart (1860 and 1960). Their presidencies ended with their assassinations. They were both succeeded by southern democrats named Johnson (Andrew and Lyndon B.). Their last names each have seven letters. They both campaigned by debating their opponents. In their respective elections, Illinois was the deciding state. A major issue in each of their presidencies involved the struggle between states’ rights and civil rights. Lincoln’s secretary’s name was Kennedy and she warned him against going to the theater. Kennedy’s secretary’s name was Lincoln and she warned him against going to Dallas. John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Lincoln in a theater and hid in a warehouse, whereas Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated President Kennedy from a warehouse and hid in a theater. Both assassins are known by their three names. Both presidents were assassinated on a Friday in the presence of their wives. Also, both presidents had dreams in which they saw their own deaths.
"According to the gospel of Mark, believers "shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them." It is believed in some southern American Pentecostal churches that if a person truly has the Holy Spirit within them, they should be able to handle rattlesnakes and other venomous serpents. Snake handling is used as a test or demonstration of faith."
(National Archives and Records Administration)