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? It’s clear that these are two belief systems with a very wide chasm to bridge....
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- Fall '07
- Roger Williams, New France Proclaimed