Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wow, Bible rifle scopes

New story all over the place is that rifle scopes made by a company called Trijicon have references to bible verses in their serial numbers. These rifles are used by troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. A set of ABC news photos shows JN8:12 and 2COR4:6, so not exactly obscure if you know where to look for them. According to ABC, a Central Command spokesman compared the use of the scopes to "In God We Trust" on coins. Well, you know what? The U.S. military doesn't speak for me. And it doesn't speak for large sections of the American people. It likes to think of itself as being more American than America, and maybe that's part of the problem. We are America, not you. When the military is thought to be the repository of national values we'll have come pretty close to fascism. And the UK has decided to drop the use of the scopes just days after this surfaced, by the way.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is a difference between fascism and pride in the people who fight for the freedoms you take for granted.

John Madziarczyk said...

And just how are these people fighting for my freedom? I think the whole fighting for our freedom idea is a farce. The military hasn't fought for our freedom since World War II. 'Freedom' in this sense is just an excuse to prompt people to fall in line and salute the flag that the military has appropriated as their own.

bruce william said...

Anyone who's taken is going to be tell you with a sword. The toddlers is going to be dashed to help passing away right before his or her little brown eyes.

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