Frequent church goers more likely to approve of torture.

So much for religion providing the moral high ground:

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.

I’m not happy that 42 percent of “seldom to never” respondents also think it’s often or sometimes justified, but at least it’s not a majority.

Which group do you think most approves of torture? Com’on, it’s easy!

White evangelical Protestants were the religious group most likely to say torture is often or sometimes justified—more than six in 10 supported it. People unaffiliated with any religious organization were least likely to back it. Only four in 10 of them did.

Consider that for a moment: Evangelicals, a group which often lays claim to being morally superior to all others, are the most likely to support torture whereas people unaffiliated with any religious organization, the so-called Godless heathens, are the least likely.

Doesn’t surprise me at all. These people worship a God that sees nothing wrong with tossing people into a pit of everlasting fire to be tortured for all eternity. Why should they be bothered by a little torture here on Earth? At least here there’s some glimmer of hope it’ll end for the poor bastards experiencing it. If it’s good enough for God then it’s good enough for America!

 

7 thoughts on “Frequent church goers more likely to approve of torture.

  1. Evangelicals, a group which often lays claim to being morally superior to all others, are the most likely to support torture whereas people unaffiliated with any religious organization, the so-called Godless heathens, are the least likely.

    Don’t we already have a thread on this? A Christian asks; “I’m the bad guy?  How did that happen?”

  2. Because those people are from other religions- ergo in league with the Devil, thus deserve it, because they want to stop the US being a Christian country under god.

  3. What’s worse, is that faced with this survey, the Evangelicals would immediately search their book to find passages reinforcing the prejudices they utilize to satisfy their sadistic bloodlust, veiled in piety

  4. I wonder where they got the idea that torture is a good idea. *cough*Jesus*cough*

    I mean if it’s a good enough process for the saving of all humanity: who cares about a few non believers.

    I don’t think anyone is surprises the evangelicals have bad decision making skills: we just went through 8 years of George bush thanks to them..

  5. Of course church goers believe in torture.  Have you been to some of those services?  Now THAT is torture.

  6. I wonder where they got the idea that torture is a good idea. *cough*Jesus*cough*

    I mean if it’s a good enough process for the saving of all humanity: who cares about a few non believers.

    I don’t think anyone is surprises the evangelicals have bad decision making skills: we just went through 8 years of George bush thanks to them..

    That’s what pisses me off about the whole crucifixation (misspelled on purpose)  Have you seen what some diseases can do to people?  Cancers, neurological disorders, etc.  Some of these things go on for weeks or months and are more painful by an order of magnaitude more than driving stakes into your hands, and spears in your sides.  If all of mankind was forgiven for EVERYTHING the entire race had done up until that point for the few days ONE person was up on the cross…. well what did we get for the last cancer victim? bubonic plague victim? Any of those other nasty diseases?

    These Christians are wimps actually.  They have no trouble visiting righteous hurt on other people, but they just have to be the loudest screamer when it’s their turn.  Think about that next time you hear about how suicide bombers are ‘sacrificing’ themselves.

    And the reason they have to look in a dusty book for justification is because they don’t have the balls to find a reason more substantial than “God says so.”

    THOSE are the people that keep me from being against the death penalty.  You can’t reason with them.  In order for them to be wrong, the belief system they’ve clung to all their life has to be torn down, AND they have to realize it.  Good luck with that.

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