I find it amusing that some Christians point to Jesus’ command to love thy neighbor to get out of all the barbarism of the Old Testament, like slavery is wrong now because we’re supposed to love our neighbor. Now Bryan Fischer says that Jesus would approve of torture, because of course Bryan Fischer would say that.
Fischer argued on his radio program today that the Bible makes certain things permissible during times of war that would not be permissible during times of peace, adding that Jesus is a “warrior” who would probably approve of torture.
“Christianity is not a pacifist religion,” Fischer said. “The God that we serve is described in Exodus 15 as a ‘man of war.’ Now we often think of gentle Jesus, meek and mild, but let’s not forget, according to Romans 19:13, when he comes back … he will be riding a white horse and wearing his own robe, dipped in blood. That is a robe that is worn by a warrior who is inflicting casualties on the foe. So this is gentle Jesus, meek and mild; when we comes back, his robe is going to be dipped in blood because he too is a warrior.”
From “turn the other cheek” to “let’s waterboard those fuckers!” I’ll take sociopathy for $1000, Alex.