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WWJD? Not What 62% of Christians Would Do

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Today a PEW Research poll was released showing that 62% of evangelical Protestants support torture sometimes or often.

So wait -- does that mean that these people also agree with the torturing of this guy??

That cross isn't just some iconic trinket; it's the thing Jesus was tortured on! Maybe I'm just ill-informed about where the Bible condones torturing people. It just seems to me that a guy who was brutally tortured would likely not support such actions -- especially someone who preached about turning the other cheek:

You have heard that it was said,
'An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.'
But I tell you, do not resist an evil person.
If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
—Matthew 5:38-39, NIV

Instead, the right-wing evangelicals prefer the writings from the gospel of Stone Cold:

I just whooped your ass!
—Austin 3:16, WWE

Oh, but I suppose the stuff that Jesus was spouting off about was way back before planes were flown into skyscrapers and the like. True. But if the Bible has grown outdated in instances like this, then why isn't it outdated when it comes to not letting women become priests, opposing condoms, opposing gays and opposing women who have taken semi-nude pictures to enter beauty pageants? Oh wait... apparently the last example is OK now.

Point being, evangelicals -- at least 62% of them -- are clearly putting their politics before religion. It's mind-boggling how those who would condemn what happened to Jesus would support similar actions today so as long as it's their side doing the torturing.


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