Pueris Similes

Pueris Similes (like boys) is a sect of Anabaptists mentioned by Bullinger in his treatise on Anabaptism (q.v.). They practiced childish tricks, under the notion that this was being childlike, as required by the Gospel precept of entering into the kingdom of heaven by becoming as a little child. Hence they would ride upon sticks and hobby-horses, and take off their clothes that they might practice the innocence of childhood; ending, of course, in extremely immoral excesses.

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