02 May 2009

Guess I missed the "waterboarding" part of the Sermon on the Mount...

Survey: Support for terror suspect torture differs among the faithful

Well, that stands to reason, wouldn't you think?

Just not the *way* that you'd think:

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The more often Americans go to church, the more likely they are to support the torture of suspected terrorists, according to a new survey.

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 to the analysis released Wednesday by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.

"Differs?" That's what comes to mind with those numbers?

Someone needs a refresher on headline writing.

Really curious as to the sort of circumstances where you apply the ol' "WWJD" test and the answer comes up beatings, sleep deprivation, and "simulated" drowning...

1 comment:

Burr Deming said...

If history teaches us anything, it is that most humans will eventually say whatever they have to, no matter what, to stop pain.

Torture works. It can be relied on for everything the torturer wants. Except truth.

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