Thursday, April 30, 2009

Waterboarders for Christ.

The results of a recent Pew poll finds quizzically that the strongest supporters of torture outside the Cheney household are most likely to be found among the same folks you'll find in church most often.   The contradiction is obvious of course but it speaks to a larger truth about what passes for religion in America these days.

"Christian" is frankly quite often an entirely false designation among those self identifying.    What's really important about the classification is not that it identifies a large group  of people who actually emulate the life of Jesus but rather its a cultural marker for people who are in fact merely traditionalists or conservatives in the smallest sense of the word.  

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