I researched William Bradford. I found that he started going to church when he was twelve years old and by the time he was seventeen Bradford was a member of the church. He helped to separate the church from the Church of England. Also, he came to New England on the Mayflower in 1620 and 1621. He then was elected as the governor of the pilgrims. He stayed as the governor for most of his life after elected. He was known for helping his people separate from the Church of England.
Freedom of religion is important to our identity. I believe it is important for everyone to have a choice on whether or not they believe in God. I feel as though no one can push someone into believing. If they choose not to believe in God, I do not think they should be shunned from the community. In fact, most people do not get to know others by saying "Hey, do you believe in God? If not we cannot interract with one another." Instead, people get to know people just by having conversation and talking about issues within our world and such. Therefore, you never really know if they believe. They could be similar to you and you accept them without knowing whether or not they believe. Also, vise versa, say they do believe, you still are not going to as that question right off the bat. To me, this means that everyone should be entitled to have their own religious freedom.