This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.
Unformatted text preview: ranked by certain aspects of nature (be it an animal, weather, a river, et al.). Roger Williams piece takes on a condescending tone and response would certainly be a defensive one. His writing seems to be much more patronizing than that of New France, and even comes off a bit angry at times. Roger Williams seems to dismiss their idea of gods responding to their actions and taking responsibility for the achievements (both good and bad). An Indian would defend their belief that a god is responsible for just about every aspect of their lives and interactions with nature, whether they be beneficial or harmful. Why else would this have happened to them? All causes and reactions are justified and explained by the response of a god. How could just one god be responsible for so many happenings? Its clear that these are two belief systems with a very wide chasm to bridge....
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 06/25/2008 for the course AMST 140 taught by Professor Miles during the Fall '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.
- Fall '07