Well as for me I don't remember being taught much at all in grade school (in the 40s and 50s) about the pilgrims except that they enjoyed a great meal with the indians. I never attended highschool so I didn't learn anything there of course. But in college (in the early 90s) I was told that the puritans and pilgrims were a bunch of bigoted religious fanatics who loved to burn witches and commited other heinous deeds. Fortunately I am pretty much educated by my own reading and the school of hard knocks. So I know that the puritans were not angels nor were they the devils spawn but they were good and they were bad . . . . they were human and people of their time. Too many people tend to look at people of the past as if those people should be of the same mindset as people in our time, but time and circumstances make different people. Flaws many and virtues many . . . . in the end . . . . only human. I am certain that the Baptist sitting in your living room or study is not the same Baptist (by whatever name he was called) that was around in earlier times.
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