The Rise Of Puritan Beliefs

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2. The Puritan society came to America seeking “religious freedom”, they came to practice their own religion and did not accept otherwise. The reason the Puritans were intolerant of other beliefs was that they had very strong beliefs of their religion. Puritans believed that everyone had to live with the sin that Adam and Eve committed in the Garden of Eden. According to the book, Of the People, they believed that they “had to study the bible every day and wait for God’s salvation”. Their religion made them believe they were doing right when they were torturing and killing hundreds of people. Like it happened in Salem, Massachusetts with the witch trials. People were wrongfully accused of practicing witchcraft, many as stated in the Malleus

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