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Puritan Attitudes and Superstitions
Transcript of Puritan Attitudes and Superstitions
Bhatti, Shalu. "Puritans Beliefs." Buzzle. N.p., 27 Sept. 2011. Web. 06 Mar. 2013. <http://www.buzzle.com/articles/puritans-beliefs.html>.
Kenley, Lee Concard. "Superstitions: A Normal Way of Life in the 1600."N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Mar. 2013. <http://www.leeconradkemsley.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/superstitions.pdf>
"Host An Unforgettable Book Club Party." ButteryBookscom. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Mar. 2013. Puritan's Puritans wanted to purify the National church by eliminating any catholic influences. Absolute Sovereignty of God. The Bible was everything. If they did not fear God, they would be possessed by Satan. Family was a very important unit of society- No divorce allowed Against the Law not to attend church If something bad was happening to a friend, such as illness, it was God’s will, so no one saw the point in helping them Satan influenced the weakest individuals in society- Women, Children, Mentally ill If you were touched by a witch, you would die. Women pregnant with a male child were said to have a rosy complexion, women with a female child were said to have a pale complexion. If a bird flew in one of the puritans house, someone in that house would die. Believed that anything related to a horse could be used against witches since they rode on broomsticks and feared horses. In order to get rid of rats, the puritans had to write a letter to ask them to leave. Aggressive and assertive women were most likely witches.