Feel free to define down all you want. It still does not change the fact that the basis for our cultures, eastern and western, are based on the discoveries and patronage paid by religious organizations.
You choose to narrow yourself to the last 100 years and see only evil. For that I feel very sorry for you.
I prefer to look at the big picture and see that religion, even with all its faults, is at its core a good thing. Those who are not hypocrites and who live their lives according to the teachings of their God, are generally happier and have more to contribute to help society.
Organized religion has, for centuries, depended on having control of the processes of learning to read, write and to perform simple math. For the longest time, until really Johannes Gutenberg invented his printing press, the only people educated well enough to break free of the intellectual bullying of the various Churches were typically heavily invested in the Church's political strength becoming stronger. The Church depended on having legions of obedient little servants - willing to do its bidding not because they were intellectually free and strong enough to do so of their own free will, but because they were made to by the Church using various and sundry tactics centering around imposing mental anguish on those who were showing signs of being unwilling. Thus the concept of "god fearing" people somehow being good.
It is this "god fearing" state of mind that has been engendered by whatever means the Church has at its disposal - used to be a lot more than today, and they were a lot more successful than today (how many "Cathedrals" are under construction today that rival those constructed by the Church nearly a thousand years ago, like Notre Dame?) - that gives rise to the concept of church goers, those who truly belong to an organized religious community, are willing to let others do their thinking. Even the church calls them sheep, and "their god" or, in his absence, their priest or pastor, is the shepherd. None of this stuff indicates the Church is recruiting free, independent minds to make up their "flock."
Their are similar terms and descriptions of the "followers" in nearly every organized religion. So, just in case you were wondering why the picture of organized religion is not particularly highly regarded by all, it is mainly because the methods used by the various churches is to "gain control" of the "flock" and "shepherd" them along as the church sees fit. Which is universally, just like a political party, to increase the influence and size of the "flock" so the men running the churches have more and broader power.
All this leads to the perception by some that people who call themselves "churchgoers" are also likely to exhibit some of the characteristics of sheep because that is what the church wants. They are "god fearing" citizens, made to fear god by their church. Hey, it is all for the good, right?
Now, if the position these people take on torture is due to the church they attend or not may be nebulous. It is more likely that once they become god fearing they are made to fear other stuff by other authority figures as well. And, finally, the point that you should be getting out of all this is, if you are going to live a Christian life of Christian values and not be a sheep bound to a local "christian" church organization's shepherd of one kind or another, chances are you are going to find the idea of torture offensive. Jesus wasn't into it, so, why should someone who claims to be living a life to honor the words and teachings of Jesus think it is ok, and still claim to be honoring Jesus?
The "Churchgoers" tag is tied to the images of the sheep that make up the flock, who are thought highly of by the church's political leaders. Good old god fearing citizens. Likely afraid of all kinds of other authority figures. And ones that might torture. So, if the powerful say torture is ok, what is a little lamb to think but that it must be ok too? When was the last time the little lamb was really told to think for itself? The little lambs are more comfortable agreeing with some authority figure - pastor, priest, or politician with a connection to the Padre, pastor or priest. And then when asked, the lambs confirm the picture and the logic. And then you guys go and try to make it seem otherwise.
It is organized religion that is the evil here. Not the concept of living a wholesome life, respecting others and helping when and where you can.