March 24, 2006

Nothing new, but nice to have data.

Filed under: religion — Alex @ 3:29 am

Amusing tidbit from Salon.com:

Torture FunCrunching the numbers on a recent Pew poll, [Andrew] Sullivan discovers that 57 percent of the people who describe themselves as "secular" say that torture is either never or rarely justified. Only 49 percent of white Protestants and only 42 percent of Roman Catholics are similarly torture-averse. "In other words," Sullivan says, "if you are an American Christian, you are more likely to support torture than if you are an atheist or agnostic." Sullivan — who has been grappling of late with his own feelings of "shame and sorrow" for errors along the way to Iraq — calls Christians for Torture "a new constituency" and "another part of the Bush legacy."

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