Page 12 of 38 FirstFirst ... 2101112131422 ... LastLast
Results 111 to 120 of 372

Thread: Religious tend to support torture more often

  1. #111
    Tavern Bartender
    Constitutionalist
    American's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Virginia
    Last Seen
    12-15-17 @ 10:49 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    76,323

    Re: Religious tend to support torture more often

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Yeah...cause they totally weren't out after certain groups like in the Crusades and Inquisitions....right? Totally not. They only killed the absolute smallest possible and wouldn't have used technology to secure victory by utterly destroying their foe; would they? Nope, pure speculation...not based on anything like theocratic war and history and human nature. Nope...just pure speculation.
    That's right pure speculation, and you're veering way off topic now by trying to apply the Crusades to modern Christians.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

  2. #112
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Ventura California
    Last Seen
    11-15-11 @ 11:17 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    8,706

    Re: Religious tend to support torture more often

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    This was a pretty interesting read.

    Survey: Support for terror suspect torture differs among the faithful - CNN.com

    The statistics show that the more often you attend church... the more likely to support torture. When I read this I found it interesting but not surprising. Thoughts?
    What should one think about a bull**** survey intended to impugn those of Christian faith? Its more of the typical BS we get from a media that is more like the National Enquirer and a branch of the White House than an organization that REPORTS NEWS in an unbiased way trying to keep its readers informed.

    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. See results of the survey.

    The president of the National Association of Evangelicals, Leith Anderson, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

    The survey asked: "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?"


    How can anyone take CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, the New York Times, LA Times, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune or Washington Post seriously any more?

  3. #113
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Ventura California
    Last Seen
    11-15-11 @ 11:17 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    8,706

    Re: Religious tend to support torture more often

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    I think a lot of it has to do with the Christian tendency to embrace torture as an article of faith, as witnessed by the huge success of the movie "Passion of the Christ", which revelled in the supposed torture of Jesus. After seeing what their Savior went through, Christians would consider waterboarding a leisure activity.
    .....yeah that's it.

  4. #114
    Sage
    First Thought's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    DFW, Texas
    Last Seen
    12-01-10 @ 03:34 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    6,218

    Re: Religious tend to support torture more often

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    WARNGING the following contain: General rule here folks, if it doesn't apply to you personally, good for you.
    Please refrain from making stupid generalizations, even if you preface them with "Hey, I'm about to make a blanket statement so don't get pissed."
    "An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it." - Gandhi

  5. #115
    Sage
    First Thought's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    DFW, Texas
    Last Seen
    12-01-10 @ 03:34 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    6,218

    Re: Religious tend to support torture more often

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    That's right pure speculation, and you're veering way off topic now by trying to apply the Crusades to modern Christians.
    Do you need a shovel, or are you doing okay?
    "An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it." - Gandhi

  6. #116
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Ventura California
    Last Seen
    11-15-11 @ 11:17 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    8,706

    Re: Religious tend to support torture more often

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    What is more Christ-like then torture? Honestly come on now. Christ would be the one filling up a bucket of water and setting up the ironing board.
    The only thing more amusing than your tortured logic is this:


    The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Hatuey For This Useful Post:
    ADK_Forever, Intransigent Atheist



  7. #117
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Ventura California
    Last Seen
    11-15-11 @ 11:17 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    8,706

    Re: Religious tend to support torture more often

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Religious, atheist, Communist, Capitalist, Catholic, Protestant, Islamist, barbarian, civilized....

    Have nothing to do with supporting torture. Supporting torture has more to do with the dark side of human nature itself.
    Yet no one has ever supported "torture." They have supported enhanced interrogation techniques that do cause severe physical or mental harm when used against ADMITTED terrorists to obtain critical information that could save innocent lives.

    I am continually fascinated with the LIBERAL lies and distortions regarding this issue and how "self proclaimed" Conservatives like you so willingly parrot such uninformed rhetoric.


  8. #118
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Ventura California
    Last Seen
    11-15-11 @ 11:17 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    8,706

    Re: Religious tend to support torture more often

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    It was mostly a joke. Calm down.
    So you think blathering a forum thread with nonsensical remarks is somehow productive and amusing?

    Your comment was offensive and could hardly be considered as a "joke" because it mirrors your views of Christians; for something to be funny, it has to be OBVIOUS in its irony.

    In your case, it is more in line with your previous inane assertions about religion. Your desperate efforts to suggest this was intended to be “humor” offensive as that is even, can only be believed by the gullible. I guess Captain Courtesy is first in that line.


  9. #119
    Sage
    First Thought's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    DFW, Texas
    Last Seen
    12-01-10 @ 03:34 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    6,218

    Re: Religious tend to support torture more often

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    So you think blathering a forum thread with nonsensical remarks is somehow productive and amusing?

    Your comment was offensive and could hardly be considered as a "joke" because it mirrors your views of Christians; for something to be funny, it has to be OBVIOUS in its irony.

    In your case, it is more in line with your previous inane assertions about religion. Your desperate efforts to suggest this was intended to be “humor” offensive as that is even, can only be believed by the gullible. I guess Captain Courtesy is first in that line.

    "An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it." - Gandhi

  10. #120
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Ventura California
    Last Seen
    11-15-11 @ 11:17 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    8,706

    Re: Religious tend to support torture more often

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    You can't help yourself can you?

Page 12 of 38 FirstFirst ... 2101112131422 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •