Disunity In Puritan Society

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Disunity in Puritan Society Division and disunity is something that has always existed since the early settlers when they reached America and even before they left Europe. Whether it was due to the fact of two totally different groups of people and cultures or over different beliefs, there has always been division hanging above the heads of the European settlers. The disunity and division of these people was mainly due to the fact that they felt like it had to be by the books of their beliefs and meeting in the middle wasn’t possible. This was a never ending trend with the Europeans no matter what new settlement they established, the time period, or their beliefs. It may have been a bad thing for them at the time of being in a new land and fighting for land against the natives. You can almost say that it has and always will be human nature for there to be disunity and division no matter what is going on. When the Europeans moved to the new colony in American as Puritans, they were running from division and disunity that they faced in the form of religion. They felt like society in England was corrupt and straying away from Christian belief so they sought for religious freedom and the idea that they could start a colony that would be whole and unified in God. By doing this, they ran into another form of division when they came across the Native Americans who were already habitants of the land. The Puritans looked at these people as if they were animals or savages
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