He had little education except knowledge of the apocalyptic parts of the Bible. His mind worked on no known principles of logic. He glanced at facts only to reject them. He was a dreamer whose business it was to shape an unwilling world to his dreams…Drunk with prophecies and visions and ignorant of the meaning of doubt or fear, he was one of the most dangerous forces in the land.
The 7th chapter of Daniel was the Gospel of his party, and through basic arithmetic had discovered that the prophecies were on eve of fulfillment.