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The Rev. Dr. Peter Samuelson

Who would Jesus torture?

The Rev. Dr. Peter L. Samuelson (ELCA)

The opening line of the CNN article reporting on the survey of attitudes about torture by the Pew Forum on Religion and the Public Life draws this conclusion:  the more a person goes to church, the more a person believes torture of suspected terrorist to get important information is justified. (http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/04/30/religion.torture/index.html#cnnSTCText)
That headline might lead to this question: What is it about church going that causes a person to believe in torture?

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