Thursday, April 30, 2009

[Heart] God, [Heart] Torture?

It would seem that fans of god are also supporters of 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.
42% of torture support among the unchurched -- whatever that means in terms of beliefs about gods -- is still disturbingly high, but they trail the churchgoing by a substantial margin.

Whatever they're teaching in churches these days, it is not reverence for humankind or concern for human rights. Apparently it overlaps significantly with what we see from the torture-supporting faction in politics: hand-waving, fear-mongering, and disgusting casuistries.

1 comment:

twoblueday said...

Well, the Catholic "church" has condoned torture for centuries, hasn't it?

The ideals of "christianity" are so powerful, even self-evident, that those who fail to grasp and appreciate them must be punished physically in the most horrid of ways. World without end amen.