Bible references on guns??

January 20, 2010 at 2:13 pm Leave a comment

This from BBC News:

Coded references to biblical passages are inscribed on gunsights widely used by the US and British military in Iraq and Afghanistan, it has emerged.

The markings include “2COR4:6” and “JN8:12“, relating to verses in the books of II Corinthians and John.

Trijicon, the US-based manufacturer, was founded by a devout Christian, and says it runs to “Biblical standards”.

What the… ???? That’s like a pig farmer branding all his prize Tamworths with the phrase “Kosher for Shabbat”!

Seriously, if these nutjobs are looking for references from God’s word of life to emblazon on their wares of death, I’m sure there are more appropriate proof-texts. Texts that address them, the arms-makers, together with the safely-distanced warmasters, rather than purporting to proffer a hollow piety for those who will carry and use the weapons.

Lamentations 1.20, perhaps? Or Numbers 14.3, or Psalm 146.3? Ezekiel 33.25-26?

Micah 4.3?

Matthew 26.52?

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