"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."
Oh my goodness, this is horrible! Egad! Read on, it gets worse:
"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."
Mentioning a light-filled heart is the worst thing I have ever heard! How could the company that makes these guns DO such a terrible thing? I know that every soldier that ever touched one of these guns will be permanently and emotionally scarred for life. Lawsuits could ensue. I am thrilled that ABC News undertook to expose this heinous activity.
This ridiculous response from the company that made these guns is a poor defense, indeed, full of corporate backtracking and passing the buck kind of excuses typical of executives when caught doing wrong:
"Trijicon confirmed to ABCNews.com that it adds the biblical codes to the sights sold to the U.S. military. Tom Munson, director of sales and marketing for Trijicon, which is based in Wixom, Michigan, said the inscriptions "have always been there" and said there was nothing wrong or illegal with adding them."
Do you see how diabolical these sneaky Christians are? And it doesn't stop there.
"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."
The horra! The horra!
The company's motto is "We believe that America is great when its people are good," says the Web site. "This goodness has been based on Biblical standards throughout our history, and we will strive to follow those morals."
The unmitigated gall of these people. To strive to be moral. How crass.
"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."
Yeah, ABC! You tell 'em!
"This is probably the best example of violation of the separation of church and state in this country," said Weinstein. "It's literally pushing fundamentalist Christianity at the point of a gun against the people that we're fighting. We're emboldening an enemy."
Though the investigation and resultant news article is all too unfortunately real, my comments are sarcastic. The language used in the article intimating that soldiers would be irreparably harmed by handling a gun that has a bible reference on it is ridiculous in the extreme. The inference that if the enemy found out that these guns contain bible references that they too would be irreparably harmed is also ridiculous. And the journalistic trick of using "scare quotes" around the word Jesus is a tragic example of how marginalized the Savior is from public life. From a journalistic standpoint, this is the dumbest ABC News investigation ever.
As far as emboldening the enemy, I have found that the best thing to do to make the enemy quiet is to agree with him. Abstain from bible reading, avoid morality, remove the mention of Jesus from public life, and separate church and state, and you will quieten the enemy, not embolden him. There are many scriptures that speak to an end time apostasy. But one speaks loudest. "However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?" Luke 18:8b