Asked in Colonial AmericaPuritans
The puritans and pilgrims came to the new world in search of this?
January 26, 2015 11:51PM
The Puritans and Pilgrims came to American to escape the corruption so prevalent in the church in Europe, and to gain the freedom to practice their religion as they chose.
Perhaps better: They feared religious freedom so much that they could not stand to observe their neighbors feasting and wassailing at Christmas - which they knew to be a Pagan holiday dressed up it Christian garb - and so they fled to a (theoretically) empty land to establish a society where no religion but their own would be allowed.