Waterboarding is Torture

by Mike Benson
abortionab.jpgTo listen to the news as of late, you would think civilization itself hinges on whether or not we should waterboard terrorist detainees at Guantanamo Bay. It is THE dominant theme in American politics right now and virtually every liberal media outlet is being employed to help bring the practice to an end.
“Why must it be stopped?” you ask. According to the thinking of some of our more open-minded friends, waterboarding is a brutal form of Nazi-like torture. It is, so we’re told, a heinous act against our fellow man, and not only does irreversible harm to the mind and body, but it also enrages those who embrace the extremist Muslim viewpoint.
Ironically, many of the very people who want waterboarding brought to an end, endorse and promote the slaughter of innocent unborn children. It doesn’t take an Einstein to see the incredible inconsistency of this kind of carnal thinking.
Waterboarding causes temporary discomfort at the very worst. It causes no long-term, life-threatening health effects. It is simply an effective means of elicting vital security information from those who would destroy our nation.
Abortion, on the other hand, causes excruciating pain and actually kills the unborn child! Do a simple Google search on your home computer and read, if you can, how untold millions of babies are mutilated and butchered within their mother’s womb under the guise of “choice.” Study the documentation and look carefully at those atrocious photographs. Those are PEOPLE being burnt, and ravaged, and dismembered–all in the name of freedom and so-called “human rights.” Torture is an understatement!
How in the name of common sense can we say waterboarding a terrorist in prison is torture, but literally executing an unborn child is not (Proverbs 6:15-17)?! My college Greek professor used to have a word for that: baloney!

4 Replies to “Waterboarding is Torture”

  1. The premise that abortion is not unlike torture I find to be true. God clearly finds the slaughter of innocent children abominable. However, what I can’t seem to understand is your apparent contention that torture is okay. Without a doubt, waterboarding is torture although I’m sure not as severe as other forms. How do you justify an acceptance of waterboarding, even in the name of national security, given God’s word against it? What about passages such as Luke 6:28 and Matt. 5:44 (pray for those who despitefully use you)? What about Jesus’ words in Matt. 7:12 – “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets” ? Torture in any form under any circumstance cannot be justified by scripture and scripture is the only means by which we can know what is and is not accetable to God.

  2. 1. Abortion is not torture as torture is defined in the dictionary – I believe abortion is wrong.
    2. Waterboarding is torture. It is the same as putting a plastic bag over someones head until they pass out, then reviving them. It is not only painful, not a mild discomfort, and can be life-threatening.
    3. I cannot judge what “lesser” and “greater” evils are but one does not justify the other.
    4. Can you picture Christ waterboarding someone?
    I appreciate your articles very much but I think you have not thought this through.

  3. I didn’t read this article as a defense of the use of waterboarding but as a look at the absurdity of our world today. The same people that find the use of waterboarding abhorrent see murder of a preborn baby as an acceptable choice.

  4. I agree wholeheartedly with the commentary here. The people, who are in prison hate us because we are not Muslim, plain and simple. We will never comprehend that kind of hatred and (not to justify our actions but I must be honest) extracting information from these men by using this means coercion, in the long run, is SAVING many lives of innocent Americans. The Old Testament is filled with similar stories. What about Pharoah & the plagues? That was torture, wasn’t it? It came directly from God for a purpose. Maybe not the same but the intent was the same, to break Pharoah down so that he would ultimately free the Israelites. Isn’t that what we’re doing? Trying to break these men down so that more people don’t suffer like those, who suffered on 9/11.

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