Tuesday, May 05, 2009

"But it's not as though the word of God has failed"

If you've ever wondered why the letter to the church in Pergamum in the Revelation says that Satan's throne is among them, look no further. Just as our fathers were foremost in flogging and mutilating black slaves back in the day, we find the "believers" in Jesus being the most enthusiastic disciples of Satan the Torturer today. But the word of God holds true, however apostate his so-called servants may be. Did not Jesus say well that the whores and tax-gatherers would get into the kingdom of heaven before the scribes and Pharisees? Should we be surprised to find that he is still right about that today?


Churchgoers more likely to back torture, survey finds
Posted: 01:55 PM ET

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.


Blogger Aaron Kristie and Aidan said...

Peter you are a terrific writer and as far as the content I couldn't agree more! Kristie

5/08/2009 12:18 PM  

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