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Sunday, September 24, 2006

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fish

So obviously Christians are automatically opposed to torture—I mean, that goes without saying.

You may be saying this tounge in cheek, or I may have first learned of this poll here at LOD and I am just not remebering, but if those things are untrue, well, the Christians against torture? Not so much. Turns out you are less likely to support torture if you are not religious. Another brick in the wall for me. The perverted interpretations of religions used by power hungry individuals could be the greatest evil our world faces.

shannon

Yeah. I really don't think Rummy or W or Cheney gives a big fat rat's ass what the military thinks. Just look at the Army having to beg Rummy for money. It's a sad state of affairs. We NEVER had a problem defining torture or living be the decent and humane standards set forth in the Geneva Convention until now. Sad. Just sad.

scott

You may be saying this tounge in cheek, or I may have first learned of this poll here at LOD and I am just not remebering, but if those things are untrue, well, the Christians against torture? Not so much. Turns out you are less likely to support torture if you are not religious

Alas, it was a combo of tongue-in-cheekiness and wishful thinking.

From Andrew Sullivan:

If you combine those Christians who think torture is either never or only rarely acceptable, you have 42 percent of Catholics and 49 percent of white Protestants. The comparable statistic of those who are decribed as "secular," which I presume means agnostic or atheist, is 57 percent opposition. In other words, if you are an American Christian, you are more likely to support torture than if you are an atheist or agnostic. Christians for torture: it’s a new constituency. Another part of the Bush legacy.

Christians for Torture.

It's just so inconceivable. It's like Vegetarians for Big Macs. It is, on its very face, completely paradoxical. Such a thing cannot exist.

And yet Christians are more likely to be in favor of torturing another of God's children than are atheists.

Despite vocal protestations to the contrary, we are not a Christian nation and never have been.

And I pray to God we never become one. Because statistically atheists are more likely to actually follow the teachings of Jesus Christ than self-proclaimed Christians.

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