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The View of Puritans and Sex vs Todays Society Sex continues to be an ongoing topic in todays society Is our morality and culture that much different from what is known of the Puritans In this essay we will discuss both todays moral society and that of the Puritans We will look at the different views of each and reflect on what is believed the Puritans would say about the sexual mores of todays society If the Puritans were looking down upon us today Im not so sure they would agree with the way sex is viewed in our society Sexual intercourse was a human necessity This is stated clearly in Morgans The Puritans and Sex But one may be surprised that even back in the Puritanical culture sex was viewed in much the same way we see it today Although there are vast cultural differences one aspect that stands certain is that sex is just part of human nature Lets look at some of the different views between the Puritanical culture and that of todays society Puritans believed that the one limitation on sexual relations is that it must not interfere with religion but bring the Puritans closer to God By this they meant that God is superior to all things including sex Their relations should bond them closer rather than pushing them further away It seems that if one looks at today sex is not bringing anyone closer to God In this aspect it seems the Puritans have a very different view on sex than that of what is in todays culture As stated in Morgans essayMans 2 chief end was to glorify God and all earthly delights must promote that end not hinder it Love for a wife was carried too far when it led a man to neglect his God By this statement again it is saying that God is to be superior to all thing It was
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