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A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things. Options
Daemon
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A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936)
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Their indignation is "wrongteous."
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Understandably, such a "champion" of Roman Catholicism gets nervous when hearing the word puritan, such people pressing for purification in church matters; however, by use of "wrong things," which is rather a phrase of distraction, one's true sensitivity in the matter is hidden, allowing for any hearer to supply his or her own antecedents.
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Logical reasoning, within its own nature.
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Somone who is beset with the constant suspicion that someone, somewhere, may be enjoying themselves.

Sanity is not statistical
Marissa La Faye Isolde
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I like everyone's comments. I think a Puritan is someone who feels that all pleasure is somehow wrong and is uncomfortable experiencing it. I think a Puritan is one who believes only work is acceptable.
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