The Crucible

"So now they and their church found it necessary to deny any other sect its freedom, lest their New Jerusalem be defiled and corrupted by wrong and deceitful ideas." What was the irony in that statement?

Its in the beginning of the book

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The Puritans left England because the felt persecuted for their beliefs. Now in New England they seek to persecute others for the same reasons as they were once subjected to.