Monday, 10 December 2012


I have recently learned something about the Pilgrims who left England to sail to America.  They left because of religious persecution but it wasn’t to seek the most obvious sort of religious freedom. Apparently England had too much religious freedom for their liking and they called for less freedom. They were too much for the English people to bear and were persecuted for it. That does explain a lot about the USA, where I have heard that some schools still teach creationism instead of natural selection.

Those Pilgrims could be described as religious fundamentalists. That’s somewhat ironic now, when the USA has so much trouble with other religious fundamentalists from other parts of the world.

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