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How were Quakers and Puritans different?

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Quakers and Puritans were different because the Puritans believed in original sin, while the Quakers stressed original blessing. The Puritans believed in the idea of predestination, and the Quakers believed that a person chose their own destination. The Puritans believed in communion and baptism while the Quakers did not believe in sacraments.

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Another strong difference between the Puritan religion and the Quaker religion is the way that they saw the role of church and states, as Puritans believed that America needed to be a Christian state, while Quakers believed that there should be religious freedom for all. The Quakers also believed that the most important thing in state relations was nonviolence.

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