Monday, May 02, 2005

My Idea of Torture

is being forced into conversations with devout Christians who assume that since their opinions are based on their faith that I also would agree with them. This, is my idea of torture.

According to 60 Minutes Our Government's Idea of torture is:

As she stood in front of him, she slowly started to unbutton her army blouse. She had on underneath the Army blouse a tight brown Army T-shirt, touched her breasts, and said, 'Don't you like these big American breasts?'" says Saar. "She wanted to create a barrier between this detainee and his faith, and if she could somehow sexually entice him, he would feel unclean in an Islamic way, he would not be able to pray and go before his God and gain that strength, so the next day, maybe he would be able to start cooperating, start talking to her."
But the prisoner wasnt talking, so Saar said the interrogator increased the pressure.

"She started to unbutton her pants and reached and put her hands in her pants and then started to circle around the detainee. And when she had her hands in her pants, apparently she used something to put what appeared to be menstrual blood on her hand, but in fact was ink," says Saar.

"When she circled around the detainee, she pulled out her hand, which was red, and said, 'I'm actually menstruating right now, and I'm touching you. Does that please your God? Does that please Allah?' And then he kind of got pent up and shied away from her, and she then took the ink and wiped it on his face, and said, 'How do you like that?'"

I found this on both Balloon Juice and Buzzmachine. Not to start repeating memes, but I've been reading what the commentors on both sites had to say and I'm pretty disgusted to say the least.

It seems to me that there is an awful lot of talk about Christian Values most of the time. And now that people have a chance to behave in a truly Christian manner, that is to forgive, turn the other cheek, show love and caring for prisoners, there are a lot of jokes about how men pay for this kind of treatment at Strip Clubs.

Let's Compare,
Janet Jackson's Breast HORRIBLY OFFENSIVE!
Officer's using Breasts to torture devout detainees: HAHAHAHAAHA Only Whiney Liberals would call that Torture!!

Now granted, Even if it is not the same people that are having this conversation, shouldn't the Anti Boob Brigade have something to say about this offensive technique? No, of course not. These are our enemies, they deserve to be tortured! That's what they would have done to us!

Well this is my note to all those religious fanatics whose crap I have to listen to day in and day out: What would Jesus Do? Would Jesus sit back and let these men be tortured for their religious beliefs? Somehow, I doubt it. I think he said something along the lines of "Blessed are they who suffer for faith, theirs is the Kingdom of God." His forgiveness may have changed these men's minds, and made them better people. Unfortunately our torture and exploitation of them will only strengthen their hatred for us.

Because of the HYPOCRISY!

UPDATE: John Cole updated his post and pointed out some of the nastier comments made by some jerks. You should read that part too.

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