A Religious Liberal Blog

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

And Jesus Wept

A new survey came out that discovered the largest support for torture is found among southern white evangelicals. Almost 60% support the use of torture. And almost half of all Americans support it.

I'd be curious to find out support for torture among varying religious groups. The study that mention of the golden rule made support for torture decline a bit. But the fact that Christianity and support for torture go hand in hand in many places is sad.

9 Comments:

At 6:35 AM , Anonymous Drew said...

Wonder what bible verse is used to clean the conscience in that cohort.

 
At 6:59 AM , Anonymous Eli said...

Dwight, how did the survey describe torture?

 
At 5:10 PM , Blogger Julie P. said...

You've got a very interesting blog...and good points here. I wonder how McCain's admitting of U.S. torture during Friday's first presidential debates. I hope something will come of this admission, but the pessimist in me thinks it'll be swept under the carpet...

 
At 8:22 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

you people are so stupid, GOD, there, their is s no GOD. COME ON NOW IF YOU REALLY DO YOUR RESEARCH,YOU will find that 'GOD' came from people that knew how to make other pray to them , not 'GOD'
there is no GOD , NEVER WAS ,NEVER WILL BE. I is a scam to get you money. fuckn dumb ass

 
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At 10:35 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Historically the tradition of torture by peoples defining themselves as "Christian" is horrifying. Of course those more liberal of us view this all as missing some pretty basic points of Christ’s philosophy.

My gripe is not with their sullying the image of Christianity – I believe Jesus wasn’t looking to create a monoculture of automatons following a heterodoxy. They can profess a belief in Christ and still miss the parts of his message that speak most clearly to me (the golden rule) and it doesn’t upset me.

My gripe is as an American. The right wing has destroyed my country’s two hundred year history of honor, because they are afraid of other cultures. The are a bunch of cowards.

 
At 10:59 AM , Anonymous Eli said...

Dear Anonymous, I am sure you are 100% correct. There is no God as you understand Him.

 
At 9:05 AM , OpenID gunfighter1 said...

In my Lutheran faith tradition, our national body, The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, says the following, regarding human rights:

"Among these human rights are: an end to torture in any form..."

I'm with them.

 
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