Thursday, October 14, 2010

The City Upon a Hill

America's True History of Religious Tolerance | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine:

The much-ballyhooed arrival of the Pilgrims and Puritans in New England in the early 1600s was indeed a response to persecution that these religious dissenters had experienced in England. But the Puritan fathers of the Massachusetts Bay Colony did not countenance tolerance of opposing religious views. Their “city upon a hill” was a theocracy that brooked no dissent, religious or political.
via Pharyngula
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