Toronto Mike

Bless Us and Save Us From the Fires of Hell


There's buzz today about a Pew Research Center survey that suggests the more often Americans go to church, the more likely they are to support the torture of suspected terrorists.  I'd file this one under D for "Duh!".

As others have pointed out, the concept of Hell is pretty much based on the threat of torture.  Religious people are bred to accept torture as a way of life.... errr, I mean, death.

Growing up, my grandmother used to say "bless us and save us from the fires of Hell".  That's some scary shit for a kid to hear.  The entire concept of Hell is so frightful and hateful it's the absolute last thing I'd want to put in my kids' minds.  To Hell with Hell!

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