Here’s another military subcontractor problem that doesn’t involve the usual price gouging or mercenary abuses. This one, rather, makes a mockery of the Bible. The manufacturer of gun sights for combat rifles used by U.S. troops in Afghanistan stamped biblical verse references on the weaponry.
Bible thumping has a new meaning here, as our people fighting Islamic militants and terrorists take aim and fire with the visible stamped blessing of Christianity. Military commanders properly are embarrassed by the subcontractor’s practice. There’s nothing holy about a gun to begin with, and the sight-stamping needlessly fuels our side of the already perceived holy war between Islamic militants and the Christian West.
To make our mark in Afghanistan, anything branding it as a religious crusade is the dumbest strategy. So, file down the gun sights. If we must, go about the killing with all the secular fury the allied forces can muster. But please leave Christ out of it.