Friday, May 01, 2009

Who Would Jesus Torture?


More than half of people who attend services at least once a week — 54 percent — said the use of torture against suspected terrorists is “often” or “sometimes” justified. Only 42 percent of people who “seldom or never” go to services agreed, according the analysis released Wednesday by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.

White evangelical Protestants were the religious group most likely to say torture is often or sometimes justified — more than 6 in 10 supported it. People unaffiliated with any religious organization were least likely to back it. Only 4 in 10 of them did.

Explain to me again why religion is a prerequisite for morality. I can't stand that argument.


Carlos said...

Jesus himself was tortured. These folks really got off on the graphic nature of Mel Gibson's bloodlust. Perhaps they should reflect on the irony.

I'm Not Ned said...

Let's try this logic:

Jesus was tortured -> we are saved.
Torture more people -> this can only get better!

It's easy to let people contort religion to suit their needs at the expense of humanity. The Taliban does it, crusaders did it, the pope does it... why act surprised when religion deviates from the path. It's only natural.