Monday, May 4, 2009

Who Would Jesus Torture

I meant to 'blog about this last week but didn't get the chance...

CNN has reported on a recent survey out from the Pew Research Center that says that evangelical "christians" are the "religious group most likely to say torture is often or sometimes justified." Really? I may not be a christian but I've read the Bible a couple of times and I went to sunday school as a kid and I seem to remember that Jesus was all about peace, love and understanding. I've even heard Jesus called the first non-violent revolutionary. I never read anything in the New Testament about Jesus saying it's OK to torture your perceived enemies. Well, that's because it's not there.

The people who responded this way to this survey are no christians that Jesus would recognize. I almost wish that Jesus would come back today, just to see the looks on these people's faces when he sent them straight to hell.

Some denominations appear to be rational on this subject, however. According to the results the "religious group most likely to say torture is never justified was Protestant denominations -- such as Episcopalians, Lutherans and Presbyterians." It appears that these denominations actually try to live by Jesus' words rather than some twisted sense of vengeance that the evangelicals seem to live under.

Thank goodness that these people are finally losing some power and influence in this country. They aren't rational and they aren't christians.

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