Furthermore, the Puritan Dilemma of the conflict of old vs new impacted the Puritans’ view of nature, as seen with the Salem Witch Trials and how God was punishing them for straying from the Errand. Davidson describes while the Puritans did not actually have witches haunting them, but they believed it so greatly that it became their reality, “The Salem Women had not really been tormented by witches, Hutchinson and Upham reasoned; therefore, they must have been acting voluntarily” (Boyer
While the Pilgrims thought it was too strict and wanted to let loose of some of things they felt was not necessary as a Christian. So they both sought out of England in search of a new Life and new beginning. As for both groups originally coming from England were similar in ways of getting away from King James. Both group agreed on the way Kings James treated them and they very much dislike his wicked treatment. Both of their journeys had a great cause of the separation from England.
If some members of the society think that LGBT people should be criminalize, then it would also be important to criminalize adultery—this is against the Ten Commandments in the same bible. There is need to tolerate the LGBT community; we should change laws if we expect to change attitudes against the community. There are homosexual men who never engage in a sex relationship with other men and the heterosexual men who will engage in it. Also, there are heterosexual couples who do so too. The society fails to discriminate against the heterosexual couples who take part in buggery.
Status Viatoris has great implication to our lives as it relates to Faith, Hope, and Love, the theological virtues. Some of the characters in our readings highlight a specific theological virtue more than others, yet all need the concept of Status Viatoris to orient themselves on the correct path in their life. Aylmer’s unwavering faith in science did not lead him to cherish his wife, but to manipulate and abuse her. Charlotte Bronte, recognizing her own sinful tendencies, saw that she needed to place her hope in the Lord, and not her friend, lest she idolize a mere mortal. The characters in Popular Mechanic, though they were convinced that they were acting out of love, actually caused harm to their child.
Pilate is the protagonist of Song of Solomon because she serves as the novel’s moral compass. In the novel, Toni Morrison does not give a direct insight into the feelings or thinkings of Pilate, but here importance is still understood within the audience. Pilate Dead’s name is purposefully used by Toni Morrison to draw a contrast to the biblical reference of Pontius Pilate. In the Bible, Pontius Pilate is a man that looked for himself in adversity and choose the easy way out. He was the man who ordered Jesus to crucifixion even though he internally knew the Jesus was innocent.
Theirs was a life of hard work, morning and evening prayers, and religious study. They did not believe in the frivolous behavior of the people of Merry Mount. In the story, Hawthorne referred to one group as “gay sinners" with their may-pole and the other as "grisly saints” with their whipping post. While the Puritans came to America to practice religious freedom and tolerance, their actions show how intolerant they were to the beliefs of others. Not only were they intolerant, but they cruelly tried to force their beliefs onto others.
I believe the cause of all of this is because the Puritans were too committed in their religion. Puritans were very committed to their religion, that they didn’t see what was going on. Puritans punished people like Roger Williams for suggesting the colony has a separation church and state. It said the church taught people to express their own opinions and emotions, which could have caused the witch crafts to make the illness. The Puritans believed that god had a part in this.
Due to these reasons, the legal systems didn’t operate well. This school of thought put forth the argument that crime was committed due to the existence of free will and a “risk versus reward” system. Their movement was known as the Enlightenment or Age of Reason. They thought that humanity didn’t need to depend on a religious governance and rather a sensible idea could be used to build upon principles of ethics and justness (Torrence, 2016). According to this, individuals could enter into social contracts and give up some of our self-interests to gain the protection and acceptance of the society (Vold, Bernard & Snipes, 2002).
For some cultures it is sin, for others it just not right, yet they need to respect others belief and ideas. They say it is sin because God made a man and a woman so that each of them have company and also they can reproduce and make a family, so that their gene can pass on. Homosexual people doesn’t see it that way. They have other point of view but they must be respected since no one has the right to judge one another. (John,
Historically, the process of drag was not always considered a deviant activity. Within the realms of entertainment gender fluidity has been embraced because a woman 's presence in the theatre had been the exception rather than the rule. The theatre was grounded in religion, and having women on stage was not considered correct or modest. This belief, initiated by The Greeks and bolstered by the Christian insistence on female chastity, believed that allowing women to perform publicly would be too dangerous since their realm was the home. Therefore, having men portray women within the theatre neutralized this danger.
When the promise is created one has rights and duties. You had to transcribe an indenture, issue it, rephrase it in the present tense, perform the sacred ceremony and celebrate. Convincing the father that the daughter would be well acquainted is a vital process for marriage in Puritan society, however they could not force the child to marry someone that was not desired. Divorces were very infrequent dissimilar to today’s modern society nonetheless they did award the right to remarry another person. Furthermore, the act of marriage crimes such as adultery resulted in violent deaths or torture through the acts of whipping and humiliation.