In Eric Parsons’ letter (Jan. 4), he criticizes Christopher Tasy (letter Dec. 26) for rectifying “waterboarding.” Mr. Parsons then appears to justify that such a procedure would be against “the teachings of Jesus.” It is obvious that Mr. Parsons knows not of what he contends because if he did, he would have known that Jesus would advocate an even more permanent punishment for unrepentant, incorrigible lawbreakers (Matthew 18:6).
Furthermore, for self-protection, Jesus strongly commanded his responsible followers to arm themselves (Luke 22:36, 38).
Let us also lay to rest the myth that Jesus came to this earth, in human form, to bring peace upon the earth for everyone. If one truly believes in his “teachings,” they would know that Jesus actually advocated division between those who are genuine Christians, and those who only pay lip service to him (Matthew 10:34-35).
Finally, Mr. Parsons should read Zechariah 14:12 to realize the depth and severity of the punishment Jesus will mete out in the future to those who have oppressed his chosen people.
Waterboarding does not sound so cruel and inhumane after all when considering such alternative means by which Jesus will one day command the attention of lawless segments of humanity (Revelation 2:27).