Thursday, May 07, 2009


Who'd a thunk it? The Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life found that those who attend religious services at least once per week are more likely (54%) to believe that torture can often or sometimes be justified.

Catch this: Of those who seldom or never attend church, 42% believe that torture can often or sometimes be justified.

Remember, the law of the land says that torture is illegal. How is it that unbelievers have a higher moral stance than Christians when it comes to the torture of others? How can this be? We should not let our politics get in the way of following Christ.

Romans 12:17
"Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody." (NIV)

1 Peter 3:9
"Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing." (NIV)

Mathew 3:9
"But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also." (NIV)

Luke 6:27
"But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you." (NIV)

Jesus would be so proud of us!

The Torture Debate: A Closer Look (Pew Research Center)
The Religious Dimensions of the Torture Debate (Pew Research Center)
Jesus the War Hammer (Fat Jack July 2006)

(Just so you know, I totally ripped these ideas from these sources. This was not my own work.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am sure Hell will be a nice place to be - no torture there.
If god and Christ are the same and one then which one did not order the extermination of every man woman and child even newborn with their animals even rats. fro not conforming to the laws. Torture to me is sadistic enjoyment of doing harm to someone for no purpose. However if one is doing it for the purpose of punishment for non-compliance of disseminating information for example saving people from harm. in this case it can be argued that it is punishment not torture. But the end question is

Then what the hell is "Hell?"