Haloscan access not working (+ a comment)
I can not access my Haloscan account, so if you make comments on older posts, I may not see them for a few days. I hope they get it fixed soon as it is far more convenient to look at a list of comments with the most recent at the top, than scroll through the entire blog looking for where readers have commented.
Oh, it appears I can't even post a reply in the comment section. I hope they get whatever it is fixed, soon.
So, this is a reply to comments Steve and Dave posted in response to "The sadists are in charge"
Thanks for the link Steve.
I'm not so sure about a religious basis for the argument against torture, unless you're going to limit yourself to only the new testament, Dave. I mean, the old testament is full of this type of stuff, and the catholic and protestant church histories have plenty of examples of using torture.
Besides, with my belief system, it would be way too hypocritical of me to base the argument on a set of beliefs, which I feel are based on myths. No, my argument has to be made w/o reliance on extra-terrestrial, extra-human interventions. I keep starting to lay out for readers my belief system, especially in regards to supporting moral and ethical decisions and actions.
Oh, and I'm not a humanist either, as I don't think their arguments, at least those that I've read, don't seem to be based on premises with which I agree.