5 Reasons Torture is always Wrong – Christianity Today Magazine

Go and read 5 Reasons Torture is always Wrong – Christianity Today Magazine. Get signed up to the fact that:

Now it is time
to raise our voice and say an unequivocal no to torture, a practice
that has no place in our society and violates our most cherished moral
convictions.

Amen to that!!

A longer quote, but still better to read the whole article.

Long ago, German philosopher Immanuel Kant wrote about the perennial
human tendency to find exceptions to moral rules when the rules bind a
bit too tightly on us: "Hence there arises a natural … disposition to
argue against these strict laws of duty and to question their validity,
or at least their purity and strictness, and, if possible, to make them
more accordant with our wishes and inclinations, that is to say, to
corrupt them at their very source, and to entirely destroy their worth."

I believe this is the best explanation for what is
happening with the issue of torture in our nation. We are tempted to
follow the logic of a July 11, 2005, Time magazine cover story that
said, "In the war on terrorism, the personal dignity of a fanatic
trained for mass murder may be an inevitable casualty."

Yet we are queasy enough about this "inevitable
casualty" that we do not want to call torture what it is. We do not
want to expose our policies, our prisons, or our prisoners to public
view. We deny that we are torturing, or we deny that our prisoners are
really prisoners. When pushed against the wall, we remind one another
how evil the enemy is. We give every evidence of the kind of
self-deception that is characteristic of a descent into sin.

It is past time for evangelical Christians to remind
our government and our society of perennial moral values, which also
happen to be international and domestic laws. As Christians, we care
about moral values, and we vote on the basis of such values. We care
deeply about human-rights violations around the world. Now it is time
to raise our voice and say an unequivocal no to torture, a practice
that has no place in our society and violates our most cherished moral
convictions.

via TalkingDonkeys: ChristianityToday: "5 Reasons Torture is always Wrong And There Should be No Exceptions".

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