The UU Inquisition:

A Tragic Battle in the Culture Wars

Monty Python’s similarly competent Inquisitors
Monty Python’s similarly competent Inquisitors

.. for punishment does not take place primarily and per se for the correction and good of the person punished, but for the public good in order that others may become terrified and weaned away from the evils they would commit. — Directorium Inquisitorium (Catholic Inquisition Manual 1578)

The point is not to burn heretics, it is to create a climate of fear by burning heretics. Fear is the preferred tool of authoritarians everywhere; it creates an environment where everyone, at bare minimum, is compelled to put on at least…

veritas curat

seeking to walk lightly upon the earth in a sacred and humble manner

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