Some thoughts on Torture.February 17, 2009
For torture to be condemned requires absolute morality.
Atheistic utilitarian ethics eliminates restraint in information gathering provided more lives are at stake than the one being tortured.
As we have seen with nations like China and Soviet Russia, when God is removed from the equation torture becomes a viable option. Torture’s use can be for anything deemed a threat to the state, internal or external.
Deism will not do, the blind watchmaker who disappeared could care less about any of us, much less one of us.
Nations whose constitutions are declared under God, such as Canada or the U.S. must subscribe to absolute morality or forfeit honouring their constitution.
Nations with a constitutional directive to employ absolutes in their ethical processes cannot resort to Torture for information gathering.
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