Via Balloon Juice, this gem from RedState diarist roetenks:

It’s likely even Jesus would have OK’d water boarding if it would have saved his Mom. He would’ve done the same to save his Dad, or any one of His disciples. For that matter, He even died to save all humans.
Now I may be an atheist who doesn't believe in the divinity of Jesus, but I think it's fair to say I've got a better understanding of what Jesus stood for than this guy does. In fact, I'll let the Bible handle the response. Matthew 26:51-53 should do the trick:
51 And behold, one of them which were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest's, and smote off his ear. 52 Then Jesus said unto him, Put up again thy sword into its place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. 53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?
And of course, in the following decades after Jesus was presumably risen and while his followers were suffering horrible persecution at the hands of non-believers, Jesus didn't use violence to protect his followers. He allowed Stephen to be stoned to death and allowed Paul to get chased out of any number of cities--the list of just early church members who died for their beliefs is quite long, so it's more than a stretch to suggest that Jesus would have "Ok'd water boarding if it would have saved his Mom...his Dad, or any one of His disciples;" it shows a complete lack of understanding for the kind of person Jesus was and what he stood for. Jesus certainly would have undergone water boarding himself in order to spare others, but he'd never have ordered it on another person.

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