Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Puritans



The Puritans came to The New World to segragate themselves from the Church of England. They wanted to become more of a strict religious sect that devoted themselves to each other, and their community. They were going to build a City upon a Hill. The Puritans believed that the only head of the church was Jesus Christ himself. The Puritans also believed that the women carried more sin within. They believed that all women must carry the burden of Eve's corruption. Thus, the women had no chance of heirarchial leadership of the Puritan Church.






I think that religion is the important for Americans, because religion is what our country was founded on. The mix of different cultures, and religions also makes our country great. Many people sit next to one another, and have different religious views. Some of the people who you intermingle with daily might not even have a religious viewpoint. They might not even believe in God. I think that they are entitled to their opinion. The freedom to practice different religions makes for a more peaceful nation. Some extremists cause problems, but for the most part religion is a safe practice in this country. The past generations might not have been able to say the same thing, but at least now we have the privelage to feel safe.









12 comments:

  1. i agree that freedom of religion is very important to our country because it has made us more tolerant.

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  2. Right. It is not like we walk up to people and find out about their religious beliefs right away. In fact, I do not even know how some of my friends feel about religion. It is a good thing for everyone to have their own opinion on religion.

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  3. Do you think only the extremist cause the problem or is it the vast number of different religions? So many religions overlap, which cause more problems as well.

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  4. I agree with your comments. I think our differences makes us unique and its always good to have an open mind towards others regardless of their religion.

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  5. to this day I believe that the puritans were bad people because they masacred lots of innocent indians

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  6. I agree with you, that freedom of religion is important and makes it easier for people to keep peace with eachother since they can believe in the things they want instead of having someone order them around.

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  7. does freedom of religion truley create a peaceful nation, or does it give us something to argue about?

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  8. i like the puritans but i hate the fact that they have killed or murdered so mant native Americnas

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  9. didnt know that puritins thought women carried more sin, intresting.

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  10. I like to know that any person that may be sitting next to me can have a different religion and that it is OK! I agree with what Rhonda said that its good to keep an open mind about it because it makes us our own person

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  11. agree because america is where the puritans came to be safe with their religion. And that is why we have freedom of religion in this country.

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  12. puritins were awful people , they killed many inconcent indians.

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