To illustrate the dangers of blending religion and state, Babb discusses the Munster Anabaptists, whom he refers to as "a hallelujah-shouting religious group," and concludes:
Despite the debacle at Munster, the Anabaptists never dissolved. They eventually metamorphosed into a religious group that believed in a strong separation of church and state. Its descendants include the Mennonites. Today, the cages which held the Anabaptist leaders before they were hung are still on display, no idle warning to the volatility of different religious ideas, especially coupled with the power of the state.