WWJT: Who Would Jesus Torture?
Now this is weird: you always hear about how a Secular society without 'god' or religion, we would be totally without values and society would fall apart? Well it turns out that a Secular society actually wins out in a big way over the values of religious folk:
Is the American public apathetic about charges its government uses and sponsors torture in its fight against terrorism?Yes, that's it: meet atrocity with atrocity... completely the opposite of what that Jesus fella told you to do.
Not apathetic, according to surveys. Fact is, a majority of Americans actually approve of the use of torture under some circumstances. What’s more, according to one survey, Catholics approve of its use by a wider margin than the general public.
"This may be a reaction to 9/11, the horrible loss of life and the atrocities of those acting in the name of Islam," says Bishop John H. Ricard of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Fla., member of the bishops’ Committee on International Policy. "Some people feel the situation is out of control. They feel a vulnerability and a temptation to respond in kind. We have to resist that."
Here are the numbers for 'NEVER' on the question "Do you think the use of torture against suspected terrorists in order to gain important information can often be justified, sometimes be justified, rarely be justified, or never be justified?"