The Spanish Inquisition: Is Torture Or Inhumane?

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Torture can mean a lot of things- it can be physical, psychological, emotional...it can be anything that induces suffering, it can be a punishment. Prison can be a torture. The Spanish Inquisition was a torture. For soldiers overseas, being separated from family can be torture .There are many forms, many definitions. To the Spanish, at the time of the Inquisition, a non-Catholic deserved to be tortured although this was inhumane. A victim's family might want to torture a criminal who has hurt their child, though some think that capital punishment is inhumane. In the end your choice, your decision, torture is it in the eye of the beholder? The idea of torture can be gruesome or flat out emotional. When you constantly criticize…show more content…
Remember the golden rule – treat others the way you want to be treated? Ninety percent of the time, when torture is used for finding answers to simple things, not for finding answers when there is a bomb and millions of lives are at stake. To call something an 'enhanced interrogation technique' doesn't alter the fact that we thought it was torture when the Japanese used it on American prisoners, we thought it was torture when the North Koreans used it, we thought it was torture when the Soviets used it. You know, it's almost the moral equivalent of saying that rape is an enhanced seduction technique (Ted Koppel, www.brainyquote.com). Affliction is on the same page with killing. Torture is not simply listening in on a conversation. In many cases, victims end up dead because of the severity of the torture. Both agony and killing interrupt and make a normal life impossible. Similarly, both render the victim defenseless. After being tortured, possibilities suggest that a normal life can happen. Therefore, putting someone through suffering is not very smart. When people are in pain, they will say anything and everything to get out of that situation. So, the information received is not always reliable. Torture is the intrusion of rights. In special cases torture might be necessary. However, “sexual exploitation & nude mortification” is immoral. We should never bend that low to get an answer. At this point, physical torture will not work, as the victim knows that in a certain amount of time the torturer will have accomplished what. In a recent poll nine countries were asked if they preferred

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