Much of what passes as modern "liberalism," a set of political values that represent the opposite of the true meaning of the term ever since the progressive, authoritarian left stole it, is really a new-age religion. It has its dogmas and its rituals. It also has the urge to burn heretics. A new poll says over 25% of Democrats would like to see those who do not believe in anthropogenic global warming to be prosecuted under the law and imprisoned. Prosecuted under exactly what law, one might ask; the law against having any belief liberals don't like -- that law. And no doubt imprisoned until the non-believer recants in a public show trial and suffers through a long "course of study" at a reeducation camp. Link
The term "liberal fascism" describes these impulses very well.