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What is the difference between the Puritans of Massachusetts and today's Evangel

  1. Mikio profile image83
    Mikioposted 5 years ago

    What is the difference between the Puritans of Massachusetts and today's Evangelical Christians?

    They are both paranoid, self-righteous, arrogant, hateful, phony, and mean-spirited.


  2. gmwilliams profile image86
    gmwilliamsposted 5 years ago

    There is a correlation between the Puritans of the 17th century and present day Evangelicals.   Each have a very strict dogmatic faith which does not leave room for levity.   Both have a doctrine of a severely judgmental and punishing God.   

    Both believe that women are supposedly inferior and should be subordinate to male authority.   They also believe that the main purpose of womanhood is marriage and motherhood.   They further portend that the modern female is satanic in their orientation. 

    They strongly believe in a Hellfire.      Hell is the important component in the ideology of Puritans and Evangelicals.     They adamantly believe that their religion is the ONE and ONLY TRUE religion and all others are totally false.

    They are also mistrustful and/or unaccepting of outsiders.   They believe that outsiders should be either punished and/or banished.   With the Puritans, the main outsiders were witches whom they hanged while with the Evangelicals it is the LGBT community which they are ostracizing in one way or other!

    1. Mikio profile image83
      Mikioposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you very much for sharing your vast knowledge on the topic.  Wow.  I'm impressed!

  3. FatFreddysCat profile image100
    FatFreddysCatposted 5 years ago

    The Puritans definitely dressed funnier.

  4. Reginald Boswell profile image82
    Reginald Boswellposted 5 years ago

    The society in where they live for example Puritans had no cars and E.C.s have no Indians.

  5. Uninvited Writer profile image85
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    The Puritans seemed to have been easier going that some of these evangelical Christians in the US.

  6. Admiral Murrah profile image73
    Admiral Murrahposted 5 years ago

    An overview of the history of Puritanism and Modern Evangelism with an emphasis on the differences between the two groups. read more