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

    I believe they have been doing it since the company's inspection in 1981, it has nothing to do with the military or religious war its a nod to the religious persuasion of the founder of the company. I don't have an issue with this at all


    U.S. Military Weapons Inscribed With Secret 'Jesus' Bible Codes - ABC News

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    Read the Secret 'Jesus' Messages on U.S. Military Weapons - ABC News

    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.

    One of the citations on the gun sights, 2COR4:6, is an apparent reference to Second Corinthians 4:6 of the New Testament, which reads: "For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ."

    Other references include citations from the books of Revelation, Matthew and John dealing with Jesus as "the light of the world." John 8:12, referred to on the gun sights as JN8:12, reads, "Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

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

    It's nonsense.

    The customer didn't ask for religious decorations, it shouldn't be getting them.

    It's a friggin' gun sight, not a prosyletizing campaign button. The government should stop accepting shipments that have this grafitti on them. It shouldn't do anything else, since the sights apparently work to spec, but the bad habit should stop.

    So long as the damn pacifist liberals don't start claiming the cross hairs are a religious statement.
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    Re: U.S. Military Weapons Inscribed With Secret 'Jesus' Bible Codes

    If the weapons had Islamic words on them would you have a problem with it? Which religious inscriptions would you not find acceptable?

    Remember, your tax dollars are paying for this.
    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.
    Boy that's a lot of money. I bet that defense contractor hopes our wars in the Middle East never end huh?
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    Re: U.S. Military Weapons Inscribed With Secret 'Jesus' Bible Codes

    Oh I'll bet our troops read the Bible passage before each shot. It's like Cracker Jacks, you never know what Bible verse will show up. Hey they could have the verse display inside the sight as the soldier looks through it.
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    Re: U.S. Military Weapons Inscribed With Secret 'Jesus' Bible Codes

    Quote Originally Posted by Winnb View Post
    If the weapons had Islamic words on them would you have a problem with it? Which religious inscriptions would you not find acceptable?

    Remember, your tax dollars are paying for this.


    Boy that's a lot of money. I bet that defense contractor hopes our wars in the Middle East never end huh?
    Yes, along with all of the other defense contractors, and their lobbyists.

    I wonder if there are any references to doing good to our enemies, turning the other cheek, and loving our neighbors? No, we can't have that sort of thing, now can we?

    Not when there is a $660 million contract at stake.
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    Re: U.S. Military Weapons Inscribed With Secret 'Jesus' Bible Codes

    Next time I buy night-sites, I'll buy Trijicon. I like it.

    I want mine to read PSA144, which begins:

    Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:
    My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me
    I amuses me that they're calling it "Jesus code". It isn't code... its just shorthand notation... any Christian will look at 2COR4:6 and know that it means Second Corinthians, Ch4 Verse 6...we just don't write out the long version because it is long.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Yes, along with all of the other defense contractors, and their lobbyists.

    I wonder if there are any references to doing good to our enemies, turning the other cheek, and loving our neighbors? No, we can't have that sort of thing, now can we?

    Not when there is a $660 million contract at stake.
    LOL! Yeah. Nobody wants a bible if you have to abide by the whole thing. It's way more fun to pick the passages that suit the moment.

    "Selective Christianity". Nice.
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    I love it!
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    Re: U.S. Military Weapons Inscribed With Secret 'Jesus' Bible Codes

    Quote Originally Posted by Winnb View Post
    LOL! Yeah. Nobody wants a bible if you have to abide by the whole thing. It's way more fun to pick the passages that suit the moment.

    "Selective Christianity". Nice.
    Beg pardon, but those who attempt to link Christianity with Pacifism are the ones engaging in selective-christianity. Verses can't simply be plucked individually out of context and used to prove a point...the bible as a whole has to be considered, first principle of hermaneutics (interpretation).

    Taken as a whole, the Bible is peaceful but not pacifist.

    Come to think of it, this is probably not the venue for this discussion...the thread, or the subforum or even the whole site for that matter.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Beg pardon, but those who attempt to link Christianity with Pacifism are the ones engaging in selective-christianity. Verses can't simply be plucked individually out of context and used to prove a point...the bible as a whole hads to be considered, first principle of hermaneutics (interpretation).

    Taken as a whole, the Bible is peaceful but not pacifist.

    Come to think of it, this is probably not the venue for this discussion...the thread, or the subforum or even the whole site for that matter.

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    How can the whole site NOT be the venue for discussion? It's a forum. It's a topic regarding taxpayer funded weapons and Christian inscriptions. How is that not up for discussion?
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