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    Re: U.S. Military Weapons Inscribed With Secret 'Jesus' Bible Codes

    It's really not a question of adding costs, or even of religious symbols paid for by tax money. It is the symolism that the war is a modern day crusade.

    Is it a modern day crusade? Are we, in fact, at war with Islam?

    Can you imagine an all out war between Christians and Muslims, ala middle ages?

    Is Christianity a religion of war?

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    Re: U.S. Military Weapons Inscribed With Secret 'Jesus' Bible Codes

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    It's really not a question of adding costs, or even of religious symbols paid for by tax money. It is the symolism that the war is a modern day crusade.
    Which is false.

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    Re: U.S. Military Weapons Inscribed With Secret 'Jesus' Bible Codes

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    Well, that may very well be. I assumed that they had higher standards for our soldiers, but I could be wrong. I agree, though, that having a tiny code in the serial number that references the bible isn't that big of a deal. I do find it rather humorous, though.
    They do have high standards for how a piece of equipment is supposed to perform. However, the testing and procurement process isn't always perfect and equipment that doesn't perform as it should gets placed into the system.

    A prime example is the Bradley. When the earlier generations were designed they were fitted with a potable water tank inside the troop compartment. It was discovered that there was no way to properly clean the tank, because of it's configuration. They figured that when a whole battalion of soldiers in Germany came down with a case of amoebic disentary. The punchline, was that we couldn't throw them away. They had to remain with the vehicle. I rode around for years looking at that stupid, useless, space wasting water tank, shaking my head at the stupidity of it all.

    The military has good intentions, but you know that old saying about good intentions.
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    U.S. Military Weapons Inscribed With Secret 'Jesus' Bible Codes

    U.S. Military Weapons Inscribed With Secret Codes

    Pentagon Supplier for Rifle Sights Says It Has 'Always' Added New Testament References
    By JOSEPH RHEE, TAHMAN BRADLEY and BRIAN ROSS

    Jan. 18, 2010 —




    Coded references to New Testament Bible passages about Jesus Christ are inscribed on high-powered rifle sights provided to the United States military by a Michigan company, an ABC News investigation has found.

    The sights are used by U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and in the training of Iraqi and Afghan soldiers. The maker of the sights, Trijicon, has a $660 million multi-year contract to provide up to 800,000 sights to the Marine Corps, and additional contracts to provide sights to the U.S. Army.

    U.S. military rules specifically prohibit the proselytizing of any religion in Iraq or Afghanistan and were drawn up in order to prevent criticism that the U.S. was embarked on a religious "Crusade" in its war against al Qaeda and Iraqi insurgents.

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    Spokespeople for the U.S. Army and the Marine Corps both said their services were unaware of the biblical markings. They said officials were discussing what steps, if any, to take in the wake of the ABCNews.com report. It is not known how many Trijicon sights are currently in use by the U.S. military.

    The biblical references appear in the same type font and size as the model numbers on the company's Advanced Combat Optical Guides, called the ACOG.

    If it doesn't establish a national religion or give any church municipal power, it is not unconstitutional. However, there is still the question of whether or not these sights violate any military rule.

    I hope the manufacturer realizes the demand for religious sayings on rifle sights and the market they're not fully immersed in, and begins producing sights with passages from other religions.
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    Re: U.S. Military Weapons Inscribed With Secret 'Jesus' Bible Codes

    This thread looks familiar.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: U.S. Military Weapons Inscribed With Secret 'Jesus' Bible Codes

    [quote=Dittohead not!;1058494921]
    It's really not a question of adding costs, or even of religious symbols paid for by tax money. It is the symolism that the war is a modern day crusade.

    Is it a modern day crusade? Are we, in fact, at war with Islam?

    Can you imagine an all out war between Christians and Muslims, ala middle ages?:shock:

    Is Christianity a religion of war?
    One can only dream of it......
    Last edited by Partisan; 01-19-10 at 03:25 PM.

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    Re: U.S. Military Weapons Inscribed With Secret 'Jesus' Bible Codes

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    A prime example is the Bradley. When the earlier generations were designed they were fitted with a potable water tank inside the troop compartment. It was discovered that there was no way to properly clean the tank, because of it's configuration. They figured that when a whole battalion of soldiers in Germany came down with a case of amoebic disentary. The punchline, was that we couldn't throw them away. They had to remain with the vehicle.
    Why was that?

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    Re: U.S. Military Weapons Inscribed With Secret 'Jesus' Bible Codes

    DUDE.........

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    Re: U.S. Military Weapons Inscribed With Secret 'Jesus' Bible Codes

    Oh well, **** happens. Deal with it

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    Re: U.S. Military Weapons Inscribed With Secret 'Jesus' Bible Codes

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Which is false.
    Of course it's false, but not everyone would like for it to be false. Check out Partisan's response to the same question.
    "Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud... [he's] playing the American public for suckers." Mitt Romney

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