This scene came from a time (The Spanish Inquisition) when religion (via a theocracy) wielded real power over the State. Unless you want such scenes to be repeated, perhaps involving you as a victim, democracies must fight to keep all religion out of politics.
Theocracy is already pulling strings in supposedly secular nations as is evidenced by the 'religious' trio of Bush, Blair and Howard and their continuing brutal war-mongering in mainly Muslim areas of the world where Muslim theocracy is a potent force already.
Imagine if you can what would happen if Judeo/Christian religious fundamentalists managed to gain complete control of Western Governments!
Secularism MUST Supersede Sectarian Superstition!
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