The Crucible

What was ironic about the fact that the Puritans were intolerant of beliefs and practices that were different from their own?

I'm reading The Crucible in class and we have to answer a few questions over act one. I read all act one, I just can't figure this question out. Thank you!

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The Puritans were intolerant of each other even though they had the same beliefs. They basically imploded by accusing each other of witchcraft that had no basis or logic. They professed to be a Christian community but used witchcraft as a pretense to settle old scores and gain power.