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    A number of elements helped pave the way for religious toleration such as diverse settlements, colonial unification, and mass movements such as Reformation, The Enlightenment, and The Great Awakening. Democratic practices and desire for freedom gave American colonist more choice of religion than any other group in the world. The movements fostered a feeling of unity among the colonists by narrowing the gap between different denominations, and creating similarities between them, which led to increased religious toleration between the colonists. Factors and circumstances such as religious modifications made in The Protestant Reformation, an appreciation for individualism present during The Enlightenment, and newfound religious zeal celebrated…

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    Is religious tolerance truly an individual’s right to practice their own religion without government interference, or is it a band-aid to cover up what the founding fathers meant by whom this law actually included? The United States of America was founded by individuals running away from religious persecution and established by Christians alleging that they lived in a religiously tolerant nation. However, from an everyday standpoint, this accusation couldn’t be farther from the truth. Between…

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    Roger Williams was a crucial part of the development religious toleration. He had a massive effect on Indians and Massachusetts and all of America. For example, he made America realize that forcing religion down someone's throat is religious rape. He was the most religious hero written about. Though he faded very fast. He gave really America what we know now religious freedom. He was forgotten fast, but yet he is one of the most religiously influential people. I think it is sad that so many…

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    Jonas Proast was a critic of John Locke’s arguments for religious toleration. Locke argued for religious toleration by arguing it is irrational to change a person’s views through force, just because one has political authority does not mean one is all knowing when it comes to religion, and religion has to be a part of the mandate that the people delegate to the government. Proast claimed that force affects belief, the one in power is using his or her judgment in teaching the correct religious…

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    When Dr. Kristen Irwin lectured on Pierre Bayle and his ideas about religious toleration, she introduced many people to a new way of thinking about religion and toleration. Dr. Irwin first spoke about Pierre Bayle’s life and the historical context that influenced his thinking. Bayle lived during a period of turmoil in the Church. With many groups separating themselves from Rome, religious life was not as uniform as it used to be. With these changes came persecution. Pierre Bayle was raised…

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    were in a position to coexist was because of the strong leadership of people like Abd Al-Rahman III, who declared himself Caliph in 926 CE. Muslim Spain had many great achievement including outstanding architecture, advanced trade, knowledge, and technology. Though, like all societies, it had its periods of intolerance and civil war. Muslim Spain is a great medieval example of how cycles of tolerance fostered an advanced civilization while cycles of intolerance damaged its society. Migration…

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    they could purify The Church, they were threatened by many who argued for religious toleration within the community. Although Nathaniel Ward, who was against toleration, fought tirelessly to save all Puritan beliefs with his written works and legal codes, men like Roger Williams and his arguments in support of religious toleration and separation of civil government and religion surpass any attempt made against him. . Being born to a Puritan minister, it was almost certain Nathaniel Ward would…

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    on your front porch isn’t a Girl Scout with cookies, but hey, you didn’t have to sic your dog on me” (Engardio 228). This shows the readers that religious intolerance exists toward Jehovah’s Witness. Therefore, one can argue that using pathos, Engardio effectively demonstrates a need for religious tolerance. However, his shortcomings are in proposing a solution for the intolerance. He states, “As a teenager, I decided fitting in at school and life was worth sacrificing some principles. So I…

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    Normality In The Goat

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    Think of tradition, convention, and normality. These are parts of society that allow people to bond over commonalities and provide a basis for the culture that each person exists in. Each factor of society allows people to interact on a normal, day-to-day basis, and serves as the general foundation for civility. In Edward Albee’s The Goat, each of these integral parts of society are stretched and strained by the protagonist through certain acts deemed vile by his family and peers. The…

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    To Kill a Mockingbird Essay The film, To Kill a Mockingbird, confronts many intercultural conflicts. The story depicts the people of Maycomb County to be very ethnocentric. A majority of its inhabitants believe that white people are superior to black and the rich are superior to the poor. This becomes a very prominent barrier that prevents many people from trying to see things from another’s perspective. Many of the town’s residents contain a strong hold onto their traditional beliefs, in…

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