What I learned from studying Jonathan Edwards is that he believed that good had control of everything that we did. He believe in the sovereignty of good which to him meant that everything that happened was because that’s how God wanted it to happen. I would say that his views are a little extreme but at that time most of the people believed in this. the puritans believed in predestination which meant that before you were born God had already decided if you would saved or not. I think this was way too extreme of way to think because I think your fate can’t be decided like that. I see it as a personal choice each individual needs to make for themselves.
I think that to some Americans freedom of religion is very important because some wish to practice their religion more than others. In the United States your able to practice the religion you wish to do so to other people come this country it would be a problem. Some people decided to come to this country because where they might live they don’t have same freedom. This country opens the doors for that in a way that you can identify yourself with the religion you wish to without fearing oppression from other religious groups.