Would Jesus Torture?

Would Jesus Torture? May 14, 2009
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While America is debating the merits and morality of torture, former Republican presidential candidate, and outspoken Christian, Gary Bauer, says we shouldn’t ask “Would Jesus torture?”

“There are a lot of things Jesus wouldn’t do because he’s the son of God,” he said. “I can’t imagine Jesus being a Marine or a policeman or a bank president, for that matter. The more appropriate question is, ‘What is a follower of Jesus permitted to do?”

Bauer said the answer is “it depends” — but the moral equation changes when the suspect is not a soldier captured on a battlefield but a terrorist who may have knowledge of an impending attack. He said he does not consider water-boarding — a form of interrogation that simulates drowning — to be torture.

“I think if we believe the person we have can give us information to stop thousands of Americans from being killed, it would be morally suspect to not use harsh tactics to get that information,” Bauer said.

Yeah, let’s forget the whole similarity between the Golden Rule and the Geneva Convention. It is now, “Do unto other’s (preemptively) before they do unto you.”

If only Jesus would have forgotten the whole “turn the other cheek” crap, he could have had James and John (the Sons of Thunder) water-board Judas into a confession.

Finally, let’s change W.W.J.D. No longer should it be, “What Would Jesus Do?” For now on it’s “What would Jack (Bauer) Do?” Perhaps, Gary fantasizes about him Jack purging the world of terrorism as the Mighty Bauer Brothers. 

Brother Richard

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