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!