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Puritans- Who Were They and What Are They Doing in My Kitchen Puritans are indeed among us in society They are in our drug stores our laundromats and yes our kitchens They are purists Puritans want to make society a dull place where everyone works hard and no one has too much fun Although they think they know what is good for everybody their way of life not only disagrees with modern society it contradicts itself The Puritan movement began in England in the 1500s Puritanism World Book The word Puritan first appeared in 1564 It began as a taunt or insult applied to those who criticized or wished to purify the Church of England Puritanism England The Puritans sought through church reform to make their lifestyle the pattern for the whole nation Puritanism Britannica The Puritans are very serious people and oppose most things that are fun for themselves or others Gambling Vices such as drunkenness smoking gambling swearing and Sabbath breaking were strongly forbidden in their culture Even ostentatious dress was prohibited by the Puritans Heyrman Puritanism is also defined as strict denial of pleasure Puritanism Philosophy Over time the term broadened to mean strictness in morals or religious matters Puritanism World Book Puritans are strict Calvinists Calvinism is associated with the Theory of Predestination Predestination is the theory that God has a master plan for people before they are born It does not matter what they do in their life because God has planned out for them whether they will go to heaven or hell If Puritans are Calvinists why do they believe in such a strict way of life The two facts are contradictory of each other It helps to show how ridiculous the whole ideology is Puritans In the Shakespearian play Twelfth Night there is dialogue pertaining to the topic of Puritans Maria- Marry sir sometimes he Malvolio is a kind of puritan Sir Andrew-
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