[Marxism] Islamic state in North Eastern USA
pieinsky at igc.org
Sun Aug 20 21:34:49 MDT 2006
Well, yes and no to Nestor. In the early Mass. Bay colony, only male church
members -- i.e., those who had had a Puritan-approved conversion
experience -- could vote. The British eventually stepped in and put an end
to that. Certainly, Puritanism was ideologically hegemonic in many
respects; dissenters like Anne Hutchinson and Roger Williams were "harried"
out of the colony, and Quakers who dared show their faces in Boston were
sometimes hanged. But it was not a theocracy in the sense that the
ministers or theologians had a political ruling function as with the Grand
Ayatollah and Council of Guardians in Iran. The former did not hold
political offices of any sort. There was a sort of division of church (one
church) and state in other respects as well. Indeed such functions as
weddings thought by so-called "traditionalists" today to be within the
proper and exclusive purview of God and his representatives on earth were
civil rather not religious ceremonies in early Puritan society.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Hoover" <mhhoover at gmail.com>
To: "Activists and scholars in Marxist tradition"
<marxism at lists.econ.utah.edu>
Sent: Sunday, August 20, 2006 7:16 PM
Subject: Re: [Marxism] Islamic state in North Eastern USA
> On 8/20/06, Nestor Gorojovsky <nestorgoro at fibertel.com.ar> wrote:
>> Wasn't the Massachussets Plantation "a theocracy ruled by spiritual
>> rather than temporal authority" for quite long a time?
> 9 of the original 13 U.S. states had official religions prior to
> independence: Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire were
> Puritan; Georgia, Maryland, New York, North and South Carolina, and
> Virginia were Anglican. Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Rhode
> Island had no established religion. The last state to disestablish was
> Massachusetts, in 1833.
> Michael Hoover
> YOU MUST clip all extraneous text before replying to a message.
> Send list submissions to: Marxism at lists.econ.utah.edu
> Set your options at: http://lists.econ.utah.edu/mailman/listinfo/marxism
More information about the Marxism