Originally Posted By: DA Morgan
People, except the very sickest, don't commit torture unless they have a prop onto which they can justify their actions by appealing to a so-called higher good.

We are in broad agreement.

However, Sam Harris, the USA's leading atheist who argues that 'humanity can only survive the next few centuries by renouncing religion altogether', also defends the use of torture.

"I am one of the few people I know of who has argued in print that torture may be an ethical necessity in our war on terror."
- Sam Harris.

Its a complex, subjective, funny old world.