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  •  Thanks for the correction (1+ / 0-)
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    I knew I was being a little sloppy there re Pilgrim v Puritan.

     And given that the Puritans to my belief rejected all authority of the Church of England and its hierarchy (unlike say the Methodists) it is hard to say they really sought to purify it from within, at least not after they came to America. But that is a quibble.

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    by Bruce Webb on Mon Sep 05, 2011 at 02:43:37 PM PDT

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    •  Well they started out talking "purification" (5+ / 0-)

      and much of the Puritan reforms in England were just that - throwing out the "Pagan" incrustations (like Christmas and saints' days and so forth) in favor of as nearly pure a monotheism as they could impose and still keep the Trinity.

      They also did away with "frivolities" like the theater and other "time-wasting" entertainments. The English put up with just so much of this and then revolted, and went as frivolous and time-wasting and outright bawdy as they pleased.

      When the theaters reopened, they included a French innovation - actresses - which immensely increased the potential for on- and offstage bawdry. (At least one of those actresses found her way to the King's bed.)

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      by TheOtherMaven on Mon Sep 05, 2011 at 04:26:15 PM PDT

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