Thursday, April 21, 2011
while doing research for journal three, i don't know if i uncovered the best information, but i think i did uncover some very interesting information. i was amazed at how many times that John Winthrop had been married. his women kept dieing on him. my resource did not give incite into how they were dieing, it could have been child birth, disease, or they could have really hated their husband... i digress, he kept remarrying because the puritans had a belief than no man should spend his life alone. so, their belief promoted marriage and remarriage if necessary. in a historical context, the number of times that John Winthrop was married is not important, but i find it very interesting. to see my source, click http://www.csustan.edu/english/reuben/pal/chap1/winthrop.html
today, the freedom of religion is still a basic freedom that we enjoy today. it is one of the corner stones of our society. if we relinquish this freedom, what else will we give up? however, with all of these freedoms, we are bound to step on people's toes. for example, we are free do practice Christianity, however we are not allowed to say "Merry Christmas!" i believe this is ridiculous and i will continue to say merry Christmas even though it pisses people off. i do not prevent anyone from sharing any of their religious beliefs publicly, so do not stop me.