"The Reformed Faith is not one that leads to an abundance of confidence in one's own ability to understand."
Just enough confidence to pass laws making it a criminal ofence to celibrate Christmas in England and Masachusits.
That sure was a sign of humility on the part of the Puritans. But of course it was not as humbling as accusing innocent people of witchcraft and then when you couldn't deny that you were dead wrong, claiming that it wasn't god who led you astray but rather the devil.
Puritens were wicked wicked people.