AMST140Y LIF#4

AMST140Y LIF#4 - Life and how one experiences it is highly...

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Life, and how one experiences it, is highly subjective and varied. Nearly as diverse are the groups, organizations and individuals who are willing and eager to explain the importance of religion, and more specifically, their religion in your life. Though times have changed, Americans’ view on how it fits into their lives hasn’t changed nearly as drastically. In fact, examples of all levels of faith are as evident during the formation of the United States of America as they are today…from steadfast convictions, to discovered salvation, to intellectual questioning of religion and how it relates to the real world around us. We all relate to and justify religion and God differently. Early citizens of America, while fewer in numbers, were not short on strong religious convictions. In fact, the strength of those convictions is exemplified by the Puritan families led to Massachusetts Bay by John Winthrop in the 1600s. In fact, their entire settlement was based on a theocracy instead of any formal man-powered government. God ruled all. Winthrop felt so strongly about their role that he wrote “may the Lord make it like that of
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