The Influence Of Smallpox: Disruption Of Religion

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While Smallpox caused a disruption of faith upon the natives, the plague caused a disruption of faith upon the Catholics. During the time of smallpox, the natives were dying in incredibly large numbers and none of their medicine men could save them. This undeniably changed their spirituality. They were convinced that the European’s God was better, since the Europeans were not dying, and they began to attend Catholic churches. Quite the opposite during the plague, the Catholics were the ones questioning their faith this time around. As more and more people died, worshippers began to lose their faith in God and His servants, the church leaders. Church leaders themselves fled their parishes and abandoned all notions of their religion. The belief

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