Puritanism in today's society

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I. The power of influence, whether it is personal, political, ethical, or theological, can determine a person's behavior, religious practices and thoughts in a good or evil way. Many people living in today's American society deal with the powerful influences of Puritanism, and while some might realize it and some not, it is something that has had great effects on the way Americans live and deal with their lives on an everyday basis. Many Americans, despite their levels of intelligence, have been put into situations that have them "fearing of God . It is also evident, in many cases, that people act on the Puritan idea of feeling they have a moral obligation to be in the lives of others. Lastly, harsh punishments for small crimes have also been taken out the Puritan existence, and implemented into today's Americ

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