Examples Of Stereotypes Of Puritans

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In today’s society, many people tend to mischaracterize and stereotype the Puritans with the modern sexual attitudes. The Puritans realized that sex is apart of everyone’s natural behavior, however, they believed that during marriage was the only proper time for it. There was only one main limit placed upon sex in marriage, and that was that it couldn’t interfere with your state religion and relationship with God. The leaders of the Puritans put very harsh punishments on adultery because they realized that people were going to engage in sexual acts regardless if they were married or not. A number of people in the group respected the law, and didn’t engage in sex because they weren’t married to anyone.

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