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.
He began to write a pamphlet that he called Common Sense. This pamphlet, published on January 10,1776, explained his reasoning for why New England should fight for independence. He felt that being part of Great Britain would drag the colonies into wars that weren’t New England’s problem. He also felt that by being a British nation, they would still be persecuted by what religion they followed, thus making their journey from England useless. One of the last reasons he felt that they should not be a British nation was that Britain did not care about what happened in New England.
However, the biggest difference with the Chesapeake region’s inhabitants was that the Puritans didn’t aim primarily for economic benefit or trade. They wanted to create pure, moral Christian society based on moral living. By hard working, integration of religion in politics, and social development of certain lifestyle practices, Puritans had a large influence on the development of the New England colonies from 1630s through the 1660s. Puritans believed in hard work as the pathway of success since they thought they were favored by God to succeed (Doc I). They tried to shun idleness and believed that being lazy is not profitable (Doc C).
Puritans believed humans to be inherently evil, needing to work to earn God’s grace. The only way to do this was to make a person’s life completely centered around God, devoid of any corruption or worldliness. This was the reason for their move to America. Unsurprisingly, this train of thought also made its way into their writing, which has a style known as Puritan Plain Style. However, this way of thinking was not welcomed by the Church of England, leading them to move to the American colonies.
The first amendment of our constitution protects the people’s right to freedom of religion and expression and petitioning the government to solve grievances. Freedom of speech benefits the people and lack of it is a major cause of totalitarianism. That is why freedom of speech shouldn’t be limited. Stephan was a deacon in the time of the apostales he was very bold for his religious opinion, some hated it but some loved it and even became baptized. However the Pharisees ruling the area realized they would lose control if he kept preaching so they arrested him and put him on trial.
The people view freedom in America, as freedom of choice and not simply freedom as the Colonists did. They do not know what it is like to be under a government or church rule that does not allow open discussions or opinions. Therefore, the people at times take for granted their freedom 's. Americans, want the best for the government, however, the people at get
Since, it isn’t justified for America to give us this right of speech, when they knock us down for using it. The Black Lives Matter Movement is proof of this, they protest over and over but the government doesn’t want to take responsibility or change for the better of the community. As a community we need to see actions taking place, not only just words. I think they are right for opposing the dominant culture, since it is going to take a lot of work for America to socially change, and we have stick up for what we believe in or them would never been any change in America. America has become a better nation with time, protests and the power of a counter culture always existing to fight for equality, no matter the gender and race.
The main arguments that the authors are stating is how much influence the puritan religion had on society. The article “The Puritans and Sex” was arguing that the puritan religion did not hold a whole lot of influence because it refers to how the population did not always follow their rules on sex. The article “When Cotton Mather Fought the Smallpox” was also arguing against the puritan church having lots of influence because even though Cotton Mather was a preacher in the puritan church the population didn’t believe in his methods of inoculation. The article “Persistent Localism”states that the central religion that had power in the colonies were the Puritans. The article “ The Puritans and Sex” explores the values of puritans during the colonial days of America.
“no religious outlook or Weltanschauung, can enjoy a privileged status, let alone be adopted as the official view of the state” I found this passage noteworthy because it demands that no religious outlook be put before another, but that is exactly what happens and has been happening, all these years. I would like to say that I think the reason there is such a lack of equality with different countries and “cultures” and why we are in constant war is because of this exact reason; religion. Most religious people always think their religion is better than another persons and this causes conflict. The countries laws reflect their religious views in the morals that they choose to have. If religion wasn 't such a big concept would we find peace between different cultures and countires?