Steven Waldman

Andrew Sullivan powerful post on why support for torture seems to correlate with the intensity of one’s Christian faith. The more devout you are, the more likely you are to support torture. Brilliantly, Sullivan illustrates the post with a trailer from the Passion of the Christ, the world’s most famous torture victim.
This survey result comes from the fact that more religious Christians are conservative and conservatives are more likely to support torture. So it’s not like being Christian causes you to support torture.
The real question: why hasn’t Christianity led to the opposite result, a revulsion against torture?

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