"They employ no physician, for they need none; no lawyer, for they are peaceable; and no preacher, for they are perfect. .... Musical instruments sound through the halls. They do not work on Sunday, but they do not call the day sacred. They neither baptize, nor partake of the sacrament. Their lives are continued worship. They accept the whole Bible. They came out of orthodox New England churches. All are well-informed. Their material success is complete. The skillful and the ablest are permitted, without hindrance, to strive for the common good. When labor and skill are harmoniously united, the only result must be riches, adornment, and every comfort."
-Handbook of the Oneida Community
This document represents the basic beliefs of the Oneida community, discussing religion, education, and overall view on society. The Handbook covers what the Oneida community is and what it does for its people, and how it's beliefs are necessary to a perfect society, similar to the Puritans. There is a strong focus on religion as seem in this excerpt from the document, which helps people understand how religion is an important role in their lives.