To: technically right
Oh, my no, it's far more complicated than that. Catholics from the English civil wars settling in Virginia. Other remnants of the English aristocracy who were not Catholic, especially Montrose's followers, the same. Protestants butchering other Protestants in England, Germany, the Netherlands. Calvinists versus Anglicans. And everybody versus the Jews. All of this bled over into the New World and at some point the people there became sick of it. Certainly they were mostly Protestant but even more, they were sick of killing other people over it.
What happened in Europe from about 1618 on was that people went from killing one another over religion to killing one another over nationality and politics. I'm told it was an improvement but then I'm told a lot of strange things. ;-)
To: Billthedrill; technically right
Since the American population was less than one half of one percent Catholic, I think that Protestant is a pretty accurate description.
Americans had escaped Europe and knew what they wanted here.
posted on 06/17/2013 9:33:39 PM PDT
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There hasn’t been a general war of religion since the Thirty Years War, and even that quickly devolved into a fight among the great powers for supremacy in Germany. And, as you point out, the general European or “world” wars after that were all about power and money.
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