One of the the main reasons that people argue for why the Salem Witch Trials happened is because of the religion that they worshipped. This argument has merit, because as the Salem Witch Trials Learning Adventure state 's, “Church was the cornerstone of 17th century life in New England” (Salem Witch Trials - Learning Adventures). During this time, it was illegal to avoid going to church. This was built upon by the fact that there was not the separation of church and state that we have today. Ministers of the church were also judges in the courtroom.
I had so little hope that to me it seemed as if even the one we worshipped viewed us as lesser beings. As we were in a church, it seemed only appropriate that comments about God were made. But I don’t think anyone was prepared for what Garrison said. He instilled new hope in us, in the form of the religion we practice and the God we worship. Not only did he state that his abolitionism was identical to God’s law, but he defied all social norms and directly went after churches, repeating that the ones who advocate for slavery are atheistical, and Christians who believe that one man may be enslaved by another are believers of the devil.
I believe that the relationship between the British and Americans could not have been saved primarily because England had always had a big bully mentality; you better agree with me or suffer the consequences kind of approach. In actuality, that is exactly how the Puritan arrived in America. The Puritans were once people of political influences but soon were being persecuted; they preferred to follow the Bibles as guides to their daily lives instead of the King of England. It got to the point, the Puritans decided to face the dangerous journey to the New World in hopes of freedom to practice their religion in peace. In comparison, America was similar to Belize a former British colony able to establish self rule under the British Commonwealth
Edwards and Henry two very different men in history remembered for different things offer different approaches to reasoning. Edwards’ appeal to reason is fear he uses fear to convert and encourage the people at his church to appease god and follow his teaching devoutly. Yet Henry’s appeal to reason is logic, freedom from oppression and fulfilling a religious duty to god. Henry’s approach considerably more civil and reasonable compared to Edward direct approach of instilling fear to keep people from sin. Henry’s approach is constructive in bringing people together to fight for a cause.
During the time of Cranmer, to break from the papacy likely meant instituting Anabaptist, Lutheran, or Calvinist reform. Cranmer supported England’s break from the papacy, but he could not support taking the church in a completely Lutheran direction and he certainly did not support taking it in the direction of the Anabaptists. His best option, therefore, was to place the church under the headship of a wise Christian King who could use Parliament to support a unified Protestant church.
They value cleanliness and no show of wealth. In this strict religious society it is hard to be accepted unless you have a connection with God. Then the Age of Reason brought ideas of freedom which made people want to get away from the strict Puritan society. By the time of the American Revolution, very few people still believed and followed the Puritan religion and practices. These new ideas caused by
The quotes show the theme of the close mindedness of people, but Shelley’s poem also shows how it is not in other people’s control. When Wordsworth says “I’d rather be a pagan suckled in a creed outworn” (Line 9/10), he is telling the audience that he would rather be someone who follows a different religion rather than be a part of this system that is outgrown. At this period of time, Christianity was the main religion in England. Wordsworth’s reference to this adds to the theme of humans being so close minded and stuck on one system to the point where Wordsworth would rather convert to a different religion. Wordsworth even alludes to Greek gods such as Proteus and Triton to expand his desire to convert.
Oscar Wilde said “selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.” That said, the Puritans were a very religious group of people who wished to escape religious persecution in order to spread their beliefs to others. Their hatred and enmity of both the church was so great they could no longer stay in England. In their point of view, there was nothing wrong with what they did at all. Their reason for leaving was religious freedom, but their way of thinking was mean and inconsiderate. For people that felt attacked and persecuted for following a certain religion, they were certainly did not show any empathy towards others who had views opposing theirs.
This essay is about the similarities and differences between my life and the Puritans Lives. The Puritans left England to come to America because they wanted to escape persecution from the church. They came to what is known now as New England. The Puritans were also highly religious. Some of the similarities are the belief in God, working hard in life, and self-discipline.
In exasperation of the Angelica church, not following the scriptures, early puritans came to America to escape persecution. Puritans believed that God had formed a unique covenant, or agreement with them. They believed in a new sect in which God’s law was held supreme. They believed that the bible and its message were above man’s law, and therefore that , it was the key to salvation. Most of the dissenters settled in New England, and it was in these new colonies that they establish a close-knit community governed by absolute religious faith and strict discipline.
The Puritans were English Protestants who believed that the alterations of the Church of England did not go far enough. In their view the church was too Catholic. In England, the Puritans were people of political influence, but King Charles did not agree with their attempts to reform the church. There seemed to be no hope for them but to leave England because they were being persecuted. They believed in America they could establish a colony whose government, society, and church were all bases on the Bible.