Friday, May 1, 2009

Christian Torture

A recent survey by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life reveals that the more often Americans go to church, the more likely they are to support the torture of suspected terrorists. (it also found out that people unaffiliated with any religious organization were least likely to back it!)

According to the survey, white Evangelical Protestants were the religious group most likely to say torture is often or sometimes justified -- more than six in 10 supported it.
(And a higher percentage probably supported the Iraq war!)

Doesn’t seem very “Christian-like” to me now does it?

This makes me think about the Christian’s favorite bumper sticker, “What would Jesus say?”

Yes indeed, what would Jesus say?

As I recall, according to the bible, Jesus said something about “…throwing the first stone…” and then took it a step further with “Love thy enemy….”!

Funny, but that’s what I always thought Christianity was supposed to be about (Love) and not about supporting war and torture!

Oh well, what would I know about Christian (hypocrisy) … since I only grew up in the Christian Church….!


Anonymous said...

torture is bad i hate it :S

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jon be me said...

Agree with ya 100% on that, Zeeshan!

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