What is a puritan?Could this be:a form of extremist/beliefs/attitudes?

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    Marie-AnneLeClercposted 7 years ago

    How do you define the meaning of a self-puritan belief system? How does it play affect in an individual and/or individuals life? Is this a cult? Another product of the unending 'extremism' that takes part in our world - your thoughts?

    1. b4u2 profile image61
      b4u2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Beings the moderators keep deleting my Q,i ask here. Can you direct me to someone who can stop these people/person?I am asking Q in a acceptable format. I even had the police call me after being in hub pages asking a Q about them. They deleted that one as well! I see your recently active in here & it's just good as place a any. And i want to see if this Q hangs aroung as well. I have to go to the top i guess. One thing i hate is these awlful ppl messing w/my work! Thank you if u can help me & i will owe you one~

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        Marie-AnneLeClercposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Hello b4u2 thank you for replying, I would like to hear what you have to say regarding the 'puritanism topic.'  Please express your opinion and/or experiences, thank you...

      2. Dave Mathews profile image60
        Dave Mathewsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        This is totally inappropriate to ask, in a religious forum. Take your problem elsewhere.

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          Marie-AnneLeClercposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          No problem here. This is in The Religion & Philosphy- "Non Denominational Beliefs & Practices" section.  I suggest you take Another look.  ...Your  answer is wrong & 'inappropiate to this forum. Who are you the hub police? Really your attitude fits the description of 'Extreme.' -Take yourself elsewhere!

    2. Freegoldman profile image36
      Freegoldmanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Puritans were a group of English Protestants who in the 16th and 17th centuries advocated strict religious discipline along with simple ceremonies and creeds of the Church of England. Fed up with the Church of England, they dissented and came to America for religious freedom.

      In Puritan times, to be born on a Sunday was interpreted as a sign of great sin. Puritans believed that children born on the Sabbath Day were conceived on this sacred day. Sexual intercourse on Sundays was a sacrilege in this austere society.

      The Puritans were the first group to offer free education.

  2. b4u2 profile image61
    b4u2posted 7 years ago

    I cant get any help because you keep deleting my questions!I even had someone in here contacting the police for no good reason! I need someone in here that's NOT a moderator because they are the problem! You have no business deleting my post. Every Q i ask was deleted!So who & where do I go for help. I want whoever does this to not be able to touch my work or anyones work & you don't have any right to threten me w/what you put on my page to the left of it.As what im supose to be doing. I can't do anything if you keep deleting my quesstion as for help.This didn't happen to me when i 1st got in here so what this tells me some idiot just got promoted to moderated & is going way over board. This must stop!

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      Marie-AnneLeClercposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hello b4u2 I am not deleting your questions, I really don't know what is the story here it is "Bizarre!" Anyway Let us Not waste anymore to the edition of the topic shall we? So I do ask you what is it you would like to discuss on the 'Topic' Of 'Puritans?'  -Please stay on topic...

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      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Questions that do not add anything are deleted by moderators. Questions are supposed to engender debate and hubs.

      Questions are also a very very minor part of this site.

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    Emile Rposted 7 years ago

    I'll be honest, I've never heard the term; but a self puritan belief would seem to be, by definition, an individual belief. How can it be a cult?

    I like the sound of it. Pure. Individual thought. True to your own beliefs.

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      Marie-AnneLeClercposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      From what I have learned of there are 'cults' that practice this term of being a 'puritan.' -It is very extreme and involves a regime of strict diet, religion, & hygiene - to the 'extreme.'

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        Emile Rposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Well, then they should take the word self out of the title. But yes, that sounds a little on the off balance side.

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          Marie-AnneLeClercposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I see what you say but there is two different things going on here 1) some people are like this & go about individually behaving this way. 2)Then there is the 'group' of people  which is usually formed throughout some form of extreme religion or 'cult.'

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    Binaya.Ghimireposted 7 years ago

    I believe in tolerance. Puritan is extremism. Puritan is the cause of Islamic terrorism, Christian Militancy, and Hindu's communalism in India and Nepal.

    1. lizzieBoo profile image66
      lizzieBooposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Precisely.

    2. kurtray profile image60
      kurtrayposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Let me get this straight.  You "believe in tolerance" and yet your very next statement is that "Puritan is extremism"?

      That doesn't sound too "tolerant" to me. In fact, it is the opposite!

      Puritan is not extreme.  Your OPINION of "those people", those "extreme" puritans, is what is "extreme" - to you.  It's YOU that is extreme and intolerant.

      Now I made you mad by holding a mirror up to your belief and showing them to you and letting you see yourself through my eyes. 

      Let's see how much "tolerance" you'll have for the way I see you, i.e. as intolerant and prejudiced against those evil, dangerous "puritans".  I mean, after all, they are so "extreme".

      Kurt

  5. kmackey32 profile image66
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    I thought it was a brand of dog food..lol

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      Marie-AnneLeClercposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      LMAO lol

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      klarawieckposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Uhhh...

                That would be...

                                Purina Puppy Chow?
                 
                roll

      1. kmackey32 profile image66
        kmackey32posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        NO NO theres Puritan Beef Stew in a can for dogs.... See

        http://torley.com/oldblog/eat-your-own- … beef-stew/

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    Marie-AnneLeClercposted 7 years ago

    I suppose this thread has died?

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      Marie-AnneLeClercposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Perhaps I would of done better discussing Pal Dog food? What a flop, to be side tracked by off topic garbage and then to be harassed by a religious freak!

  7. Stump Parrish profile image59
    Stump Parrishposted 7 years ago

    A puritan is a person that worries all day long that someone, somewhere, might be happy.

  8. kurtray profile image60
    kurtrayposted 7 years ago

    I got a feeling you won't like MY definition of "puritanism", but you asked for it. smile-

    "Puritanism" is a noun often used by opinionated people who do not like the beliefs of another person or group, but they feel guilty about admitting that they themselves have a bias against anyone or anything. 

    Rather than admit to anyone, even themselves, that they are biased toward the beliefs of others, they use the big word "puritanism" to disguise their prejudice they harbor of another person or group of people.

    Kurt

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      Marie-AnneLeClercposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Oh my! You are a nasty little sprite are you not? I bet you conjured this 'egotistical' satisfaction to ken your night! Well then so be it!  Synopsis is -- Sorry you are wrong- "Big Time!'  "Puritanism is the belief in  obtaining 'God."  - However these beliefs can be practiced 'individually' or within a group. Now my friend I have held the mirror in your face and Also feel that you will not like my 'critical observation of your flaws.' Oh dear one - Sir Kurtray.

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        Marie-AnneLeClercposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Well this little piece had me banned for three days. Though I was Only being 'Facetious.' -I think that internet talk has different ways of seeng things...

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    Binaya.Ghimireposted 7 years ago

    I don't believe what kurtray says about my definition 'puritan is extremism.' But I'm tolerant enough to accept he has every rights to convey his point of view about puritan.

  10. Stump Parrish profile image59
    Stump Parrishposted 7 years ago

    Pu·ri·tan·ism (pyr-tn-zm)
    n.
    1. The practices and doctrines of the Puritans.
    2. puritanism Scrupulous moral rigor, especially hostility to social pleasures and indulgences

    Especially HOSTILITY to social pleasures and indulgences.

    I repeat, the fear and anger that someone, somewhere, might be happy

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    ibneahmadposted 7 years ago

    I think it denotes extremism.

 
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