Reading Aquinas's treatment of the relationship of the Old Law to the New, I was thinking of the movement to punish hate crimes and police "thoughts" (or desires). Is this a trace of secular pelagianism, attempting to bring about the New Law (of Christ) without grace? (And of course, without God as the end.) The attempt to cleanse interior actions through human law alone? What utopianism. (The implementation of a utopian fantasy leads to totalitarianism.) And what a wicked and perverse desire to displace God, both as the ultimate end and as the Font of Mercy.