Mass Moments reminds us of our Puritan past.
Puritans are assholes.
And handled their business in a serious way.
Puritans founded Boston Latin. BTW tell us, in your opinion what, makes something a "well known" fact.
And they ultimately gave us Unitarians and Congregationalists.
They also executed and banished people they didn't like. So "assholes" might be an appropriate term, despite the good they managed to leave behind.
And let us not forget that major asshole Oliver Cromwell. Whatever came after, they were giant seriously unfun assholes.
This is the same place that constantly sees demands that anonymous posters be banned, right?
I'd hardly blame the Unitarians on their ancestors of 200 years earlier. Just doesn't seem fair.
Was saying that while some good did come out of Puritanism (e.g., Boston Latin, Harvard, two major US churches), that doesn't mean they weren't pretty loathsome.
So you're saying some good can come out of assholes?
Makes plants grow strong and tall ...
That citations are not required to make tongue-in-cheek claims and state that they're fact. It's a fact.
... the "attacks" on Christmas the religious fringe likes to criticism these days ...
Good piece in the NYT recently about the Puritan war on Christmas
(full disclosure: the writer is my sister-in-law).