There are modern parallels to the mistake that the Inquisition represented. For example, to give an extreme instance, under Marxism, capitalism is seen as evil. Therefore, all capitalists, without exception, are persecuted. In this country, all communists are seen as evil, and some believe that steps should be taken against all communists. There are some people who say we should go after all anti-Semites, all members of the KKK, all Nazis, Fascists, Moonies, and so on. In other words, the same temper prevails of dealing with dissidents in society.
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