Is purposeless torture moral?

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    Is purposeless torture moral?

    Most governments seem to believe that torture is an immoral and evil thing and most do not have what we would call a torture chambers. LetÂ’s ignore Guantanamo Bay and other exceptions please.

    Religions do not seem to agree with this because religions promise a place of torture for evil souls and some believers will even drop a church that preaches that there is no hell. It seems that some believers want badly that there be this place of purposeless torture.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lv_rmQuagpY]Carlton Pearson: To Hell and Back (Part 1) - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baGwwma5VZo&feature=relmfu]Carlton Pearson: To Hell and Back (Part 2) - YouTube[/ame]

    Hell is a place of purposeless torture and pain. It is used purely for revenge retribution and cruelty.

    Some say we choose hell and some think that God, as our judge, sentences us to it. Some think it is eternal while some think that it and its occupants are eventually dumped into a lake of fire and destroyed. A long period of torture to some and a short term of torture to others.

    From a moral standpoint, to even create such a place would not be moral.

    Is it moral for God to use or let others choose to use his torture chamber called hell or the lake of fire?

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    no, marriage with children is a puposeless hell
     
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    There is always a purpose for torture. Anger, punishment and revenge come to mind. The definition of torture has been expanded for political purposes in the last couple of years. Ludicrous scenarios like prisoners being forced to parade around with womens underwear on their heads is considered to be torture. Psychological techniques have been deemed to be torture. American elite forces go through waterboarding in training but the media latched on to the procedure and turned around the psychological advantage in order to attack the administration. Real torture like Americans endured in North Vietnam has been pretty much dismissed or ignored in order to try to be nice to our former enemies.
     
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    Perhaps.

    On the religious side, if there were a hell, you would see it as a self-serving tool for God or believers to just appease their anger and need for revenge. Right?

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    A real man would not have that problem.
    He would have the balls to do something about his situation.

    You should give your wife a chance to find one.

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