Survey: Religiosity Correlates Directly With Support Of Torture

jesus_action-heroFile this under “There Is No Morality Without Religion.” From 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.

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.

Let’s get Biblical on them ter’rists!

It would be nice to see that unaffiliated number a little lower than 4 in 10, but I’ll still take it.


One Response to Survey: Religiosity Correlates Directly With Support Of Torture

  1. sulochanosho says:

    A mere ritual church(ing) and preaching may never move the humanity to any sanity and beauty. Rather it deprives a man of his due natural flowering and expression, for he blindly hangs on to the dead holy threads there.

    High time to rethink what is goodness and true compassion. It should not be burried under blind robotic rituals, relics and or religions.

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