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Rodger Williams was an English Protestant theologian who wanted humans to live in harmony within all religions One of his writings The Bloody Tenet of Persecution for Cause of Conscience he uses the Bible to explain why God and the government should be considered two different things and not be involved with one another Williams was an early proponent of freedom within religion and the separation of church and stateThe Bloody Tenet of Persecution for Cause of Conscience is a point-by-point rebuttal and a request for liberty of principles as a human right It argues that government is a power granted by the people and the court cannot make the people chose what religion they would like to be a member of Williams uses the scriptures from the bible to explain the differences between the power of the church and the power of the state He says that Christians have a God given right that requires a separate civil authority that may not generally infringe upon liberty of conscience He wrote with the dialogue of the difference between truth an peace An enforced uniformity if religion throughout a nation or civil state confounds the civil and religious denies the principles of Christianity and civility and that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh He is signifying is not the present rationale for the separation but that the two should be kept apart because the church is too scared to be mixed up with the supplementary Williams wanted people to be able to practice no matter what type of religion they wished to participate in and not one religion should be mandated Roger Williams came to America from London arriving in Massachusetts Bay he soon found himself questioning the new churches in America After speaking his options about what the people within Massachusetts Bay should change within their beliefs in their religion Williams was banished from Massachusetts He spent a winter living with Indians
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