Ready, aim, cite Bible verse, fire

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.

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2 Responses to Ready, aim, cite Bible verse, fire

  1. I can’t think of a single person who would not find this offensive at some level.

    Too bad they don’t reference 1 Corinthians 13, but that would be bad for business.

  2. laytonian says:

    Catherine says “I can’t think of a single person who would not find this offensive at some level.”

    There’s actually a coalition of Christian businesses who support this.
    AND, if you say something against it, you’re trying to take Jesus out of Christmas, God out of ourcCountry, suppress Christianity, favor Islam, support “secular humanism”….blah blah blah.

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