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Whether the Puritans were really pure or not is a very controversial subject I believe that the Puritans were as pure as history portrayed them to be The reasons I will give to support my believe are as follows 1 strong communities were built from religion 2 predestination and wasting time 3 they knew how to enjoy life 4 devotion and education of their children Many people believe that the Puritans werent really pure in their actions In an article by Jeff Walcott he states the Puritan colony was far from pure a utopian society built around religion cannot work This may be true in some aspects but these people built a very strong community because it was built around religion Their spiritual bond made them sympathetic towards each others needs and helped them survive through the hard pioneer life Their spiritual beliefs were very strong and this strength held over to include community laws and customs It helped them get along with one another since everyone had the same viewpoint They learned to survive in a totally new land and not give up their religion for any reason They had very strong beliefs and didnt let temptation get the better of them They believed in predestination this made them work very hard to do good in this life so they would be chosen for heaven in the next one They believed that God already knew where everyone was going Heaven or Hell This was a great motivation for people to have good hearts and be good people in general The Puritans believed that hard work was an honor to God and it would lead to a prosperous reward They were very opposed to anything that wasted time or resources Henry Sage gave an example in his article called Colonial New England they felt gambling and card playing were sinful not because they were inherently evil but because they wasted time That belief is
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