Over the last couple of days I have read and heard too many Republicans sounding like Catholic teenagers.
Teenagers ask: in regards to dating.
"How far can I go before committing a mortal sin?"
Republicans ask in regards to torture:
"How much can we torture before it is morally wrong?"
Both of these questions miss out on the truth of respect for the person and human dignity.
The Catechism states:
Now you often heat the ticking nuclear bomb scenario to justify torture, as if making a hellish enough consequence is sufficient. Exactly what part of never doing evil to obtain good do Christian conservatives not understand? Physical death is not the worse thing that can happen to us, moral death is. Mark Shea was correct when he previously said that support of torture is Cafeteria Catholicism for Republicans.