Archive for: torture

God is Not a Torturer: Debunking the Doctrine of Eternal Torment

God is Not a Torturer: Debunking the Doctrine of Eternal Torment

From the per­spec­tive of Edwards and Spur­geon, the depths of hell are inversely pro­por­tion­ate to the heights of Heaven, as an all-powerful God gives eter­nal life to both the saved and the damned.

 
 

June is National Torture Awareness Month

June is National Torture Awareness Month

Join the National Reli­gious Cam­paign Against Tor­ture (NRCAT) and con­gre­ga­tions across the coun­try in mark­ing Tor­ture Aware­ness Month this June.  Under the theme “2012 – Con­fronting the Cul­ture of Tor­ture,” NRCAT has pro­vided a vari­ety of resources and sug­gested activ­i­ties that con­gre­ga­tions can use through­out the month. Wor­ship resources; DVDs with dis­cus­sion guides; ban­ners, posters and bumper stick­ers; and resources for grass­roots advocacy […]

 
 

No Compromise: The Story of Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani

No Compromise: The Story of Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani

Through­out his­tory, it seems that peo­ple of most faiths have had some period of per­se­cu­tion and mar­tyr­dom for no crime other than telling oth­ers what they have cho­sen to believe. Those who dared to think dif­fer­ently were dan­ger­ous to the sta­tus quo and they either had to pub­licly change their mind or face tor­ture or death.

 
 

Southern Evangelicals More Likely to Support Torture

The report cited a sur­vey of 600 South­ern white evan­gel­i­cals and said that 57 per­cent hold the belief that tor­ture can some­times or often be used to extract infor­ma­tion from sus­pected ter­ror­ists, as opposed to 48 per­cent of the gen­eral pop­u­la­tion. The sur­vey also pointed out that they are guided by their own life expe­ri­ence and com­mon sense rather than the Bible when think­ing about the accept­abil­ity of torture.