As Jesus said, “Torture ye the bastards!”

Churchgoers more likely to back torture, survey finds

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 analysis.

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 the analysis released Wednesday by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.

White evangelical Protestants were the religious group most likely to say torture is often or sometimes justified — more than 6 in 10 supported it. People unaffiliated with any religious organization were least likely to back it. Only 4 in 10 of them did.

The analysis is based on a Pew Research Center survey of 742 American adults conducted April 14-21. It did not include analysis of groups other than white evangelicals, white non-Hispanic Catholics, white mainline Protestants, and the religiously unaffiliated, because the sample size was too small.

the view from atop the cross

Of course, this clearly points out the dire consequences for western civilization and indeed, for all of mankind, if we were to see any furtherance of secularism which has no moral underpinnings.  It would be the end of the world as we have known it.

h/t Crooks and Liars


2 responses to “As Jesus said, “Torture ye the bastards!”

  1. And yet another reason I am one of the “unchurched” masses.

    • hellllo
      Just saw your comment now. A fairly corrupted version of christian love and charity, the happy-to-torture thing. It occurred to me recently that, after the rapture, the world will actually be a much nicer place.

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