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Sat Dec 20, 2014, 11:02 PM

Why are right wingers so often intellectually dishonest? [View all]

I am in a Facebook argument with a HS classmate who defended our use of torture because Muslims are worse. I said that's a poor justification and btw Timothy mcveigh was a Christian terrorist. She asked me where I got my misinformation, and that torture was justified to prevent another 9-11. I went to ask and found an article that said, while mcveigh no longer was a practicing catholic he still held "core beliefs" so unless you're a fundamentalist who believes Catholics aren't Christians he's a Christian. And that studies have shown torture tends to produce misinformation, as opposed to humane interrogation. I refused to do the research on that for her though. We've had a slew of similar arguments, and I've probably cited five times the sources that she has to back my claims up. This is not a stupid woman. We went to probably the most difficult public HS in NYC to get into. But she got her degree from a bible college, and swallows RW propaganda hook line and sinker. Our group of close to 100 classmates considers ourselves sisters, so she remains my friend. It just gets tiresome dealing with the stubbornness.

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