Originally posted by rbmorris
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 survey.
You might want to read the article again. In fact, the Protestant churchgoers look just as against, if not more against torture than the non-churchgoers.
Over 30% of the Protestants said torture is never
justified while just over 40% of non-churchgoers said it is allowable seldomly.
It was the Evangelicals that (inexplicably) skewed the survey with over 60% supporting torture at least on some level.
Anyway the point is, it has a lot less to do with "going to church" than it does what your core beliefs are.
And then of course there is political leanings and the definition of torture to muck everything up anyway.
It is my opinion that the issue of equal importance is the devisive nature of the people who concocted this survey; obviously to use as cannon fodder verses Christians. I say that because as the article admits, the survey didnt target a single non-Christian churchgoer of any kind.
Kind of obvious what their agenda was in putting this survey together but I'm pleasantly surprised to see that the Liberals who think terrorists should be negotiated with over a hot meal and a warm cup of tea--if not set free altogether--didn't manage to skew the non-churchgoer answers enough to show them less likely to support torture than the churchgoing Protestants. That's interesting!