What the Pew Forum should have tried to ascertain was how did the respondent judge their knowledge of the Bible, rather than their religious affiliation. I would bet that those who (honestly) said they know their Bibles would agree strongly that torture is wrong.<br><br>
Because in an earlier poll that the Pew Forum did, the poll showed that the more politically Conservative the respondent was , the admittedly less knowledge of the Bible they had. Bible thumpers don't make for Bible readers/openers.<br><br>
So, this is really about ignorance, lack of education and not being a student of the meta-narrative that they espouse but don't follow.<br><br>
Because the comment was made earlier that left-leaning people tend to be OK with the whole thing, while right-leaning do not. I was arguing that is not the case, and a generalization that is meaningless.<br><br>
Much like the idea behind the poll in question by the OP.
that was my comment. I see a lot of anti-gay sentiment coming from religion and religious teachings and people who think the bible says homosexuality is a sin and is wrong. I was making a point that the Quakers, which is a sect of Christianity, is very open to gay rights and acceptance.
If I had taken that survey, I would have been a non-religious white person who said torture is never justified.<br><br>
But they didn't ask the respondents to define torture so you can read what you want into it, I suppose.
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OK, for the record, I don't begrudge religion nor those that follow one in the slightest. I think it can be a very wonderful thing. I myself am a fan/follower of some ancient religious beliefs.<br><br>
I do however loathe what the evil people on this planet do in the name of religion.