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Sex and the Separatists: The Expanded Version

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The Separatists couldn’t make up their minds about sex. Was it good? Or bad? Well, that’s not exactly accurate–they never thought it was good. More like accepting sex as a necessary evil? Or totally opposed. Remember, their goal was to get to heaven–be saved. That’s what made this life on earth palatable. If they sacrificed pleasures now, […]

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Sex and the Separatists

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The Separatists couldn’t make up their minds about sex. Was it good? Or bad? Well, that’s not exactly accurate–they never thought it was good. More like accepting sex as a necessary evil? Or totally opposed. Remember, their goal was to get to heaven–be saved. That’s what made this life on earth palatable. if they sacrificed pleasures […]

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What Did the Separatists Believe?

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Since the beginning of time, humans have tried to make sense of their world. Why did people sicken and die? What caused the crops to fail? The Society of Separatists, who escaped to America in 1817, rejected the established church in their native Germany. For that, they were brutally punished. (See blog post “Who Were the […]

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Who Were the Separatists?

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Fear of the authorities runs deep for the people who called themselves Separatists. And no wonder. King Frederick II came to the throne in 1806 in Wurttemberg, Germany and promptly abolished the constitution, taxed the inhabitants mercilessly, forced them to fight in unwinnable wars, and heaped cruel punishments on dissenters. All the while, the Lutheran […]

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