Here's something that always aggravated the living shit out of me about the Pilgrims.
...in 1658, Plymouth Court ordered that any boat carrying Quakers to Sandwich be seized to prevent the religious heretics from landing. A year earlier, Quakers in Sandwich had established the first Friends' Meeting in the New World. Magistrates in both Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay colonies were alarmed by Quaker teachings that individuals could receive direct personal revelations from God. To protect orthodox Puritanism, the courts passed a series of laws forbidding residents from housing Quakers. Quakers themselves were threatened with whipping, arrest, imprisonment, banishment, or death. But driven by conscience, some Quakers repeatedly returned to Massachusetts to preach; four of them, including Mary Dyer, went to the gallows before a shocked King Charles ordered an end to the hanging of Quakers in 1661.
The Pilgrims came to America for religious freedom and were so intolerant of others religious freedom. Don't get me wrong, I know how aggravating it is to have someone try to "help you get right with God", but hanging? Of course it doesn't happen much in Boston, lol. I am already with the majority. It's funny to be on this subject at this moment. I am on my way to the shower to get ready for Mass and CCD. Don't worry, as I've said before, 4th grade CCD is Old Testament, so I end up teaching history and geography. I'm not damaging young minds.
And, of course no one needs Mass more than a vengeful, belligerent tart like myself!
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