May 26, 2009

Jesus Was Pro-Torture!

According to Kevin Roeten at Redstate.com:
It’s likely even Jesus would have OK’d water boarding if it would have saved his Mom. He would’ve done the same to save his Dad, or any one of His disciples. For that matter, He even died to save all humans.
Really? The man who was brutally beaten and murdered by a tyrannical empire would support torture?

I am no pacifist, but I certainly don't think a case could be made where Jesus would support waterboarding!

But I guess Kevin is not alone as a recent Pew Forum points out that 62% of protestants surveyed believe that torture can be justified. Check out the survey results here.

What do you think? Would Jesus have supported water boarding?

2 comments:

  1. Yikes. Wrong. I'm not saying Jesus would never support torture (didn't God ask Israel to slay a ton of people just to get them off their land?) but I don't think you can make the conclusion that he would have supported it.

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  2. No. It's that easy. No.

    Jesus came to change the way things were done. He took everything in the world and turned it on his head. He said the last will be first, he rode a donkey, He lived with NO sin, he died for our sins.. you see. Just because we had cleared lands for torture before does not mean that's the norm. Jesus changed that, with three nails, three days, and three words. "It is Finished".

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