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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-02-09 04:03 PM
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22. These parts of the article should be stressed . . .
Recently, prominent Baptist layman and distinguished senator from South Carolina, Lindsey Graham, gave a hat-tip to the Inquisition. At a May 13 Senate hearing discussing interrogation techniques like waterboarding, Graham explained that, One of the reasons these techniques have been used for about 500 years is that they work.

I was reminded of one of the things Gandhi said about Christians: Everyone in the world knows that Jesus and his teachings were non-violent except Christians.

And the reason that regular churchgoers dont seem to know this is because the historical Jesus is not preached.

The clerk of the General Assembly followed up on April 23, 2009, with an appeal to President Barack Obama to work with Congress to establish a non-partisan Commission of Inquiry to bring an understanding of what happened, how it happened, and who was accountable, adding

If those responsible are not held accountable, nothing beyond wishful thinking and admonitions exists to compel future leaders to resist the temptation to torture in times of fear or threat.

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  -Christians Largely Mum on Torture babsbunny  Aug-01-09 07:32 AM   #0 
  - well....  Mari333   Aug-01-09 07:36 AM   #1 
  - History? It's in their present  customerserviceguy   Aug-01-09 08:14 AM   #5 
  - I find it funny that "absolutists" can justify such horrific exceptions to the rule...  armyowalgreens   Aug-01-09 07:38 AM   #2 
  - Why does this fail to surprise me.  fjc   Aug-01-09 07:41 AM   #3 
  - Sounds to mirror  pipoman   Aug-01-09 07:43 AM   #4 
  - Torture Poll: It's About Politics, not Religion  struggle4progress   Aug-01-09 11:18 AM   #6 
  - Recommend  TexasObserver   Aug-01-09 11:20 AM   #7 
  - The Religious Dimensions of the Torture Debate  struggle4progress   Aug-01-09 11:22 AM   #8 
  - revealing, ain't it....who would jesus torture?  spanone   Aug-01-09 11:23 AM   #9 
  - Poll shows support for torture among Southern evangelicals  struggle4progress   Aug-01-09 11:24 AM   #10 
  - so putting christ up on the cross was a.o.k. with these folks?  spanone   Aug-01-09 11:28 AM   #11 
  - Of course, if one reads the crucifixion and resurrection story in the context of Roman-occupied  struggle4progress   Aug-01-09 11:48 AM   #18 
  - If they have to be reminded of the Golden Rule...  Fumesucker   Aug-01-09 11:29 AM   #12 
     - In my experience, almost everyone pays lip service to the Golden Rule, but in practice  struggle4progress   Aug-01-09 11:51 AM   #19 
  - I don't know why I bother....  AspenRose   Aug-01-09 11:40 AM   #13 
  - thanks for posting that....good news from the United Methodists  spanone   Aug-01-09 11:45 AM   #15 
  - That's just human nature..  Fumesucker   Aug-01-09 11:45 AM   #16 
     - You are absolutely right.  AspenRose   Aug-01-09 11:47 AM   #17 
  - Gee, big surprise.  Arugula Latte   Aug-01-09 11:43 AM   #14 
  - Late K&R . . .  defendandprotect   Aug-02-09 04:01 PM   #20 
  - yes because they are a bunch of sorry asses ,torture,favor the rich oh yea  democracy1st   Aug-02-09 04:02 PM   #21 
  - These parts of the article should be stressed . . .  defendandprotect   Aug-02-09 04:03 PM   #22 

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