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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Jesus Gun

U.S. Military Weapons Inscribed with Secret Bible Codes

This headline is dishonest.

First it is the optics on the weapon; you know, what you look through to sight the weapon on a target, that is inscribed, not the weapon itself. Now we can maybe be nit-picky and say "well, it's on a gun, so it is technically part of a weapon." Okay, but the optics are manufactured by a separate, private company contracted with the military to make optics. This isn't the government doing it.

Next, they are legitimate Bible verses, like John 8:14 or 2 Corinthians 4:6, not "secret" codes. The founder of this optic company was a Christian and he incorporated Bible verse as part of the product code because, probably in his mind, he wanted to be a "witness" for the gospel.

Putting Bible verses on your product is not something new or unique. Many small business owners who manufacture items may inscribe Bible verses on their products. For example, here in LA, there is a regional, over-rated fast food place called In-and-Out. The original owner was a Christian and on their soda cups, they inscribe Bible verses along the bottom of the cup, inside the rim.

The ones who oppose such things are usually these cry baby atheists who don't want any religious expression anywhere in society. Because the U.S. military is involved, they exaggerate the seriousness of the phony violation between "church and state." Added to the pile are Muslim activists who also seize upon what they think is a stealth way to turn our engagement of Islamic terrorism into an "unofficial" Crusade against Muslim lands. Of course, no one would even know about the Bible codes, even the Marines using the optics, if it weren't for some agitators who want to stir up a stink against religious freedom. In their delusional anti-religious minds, Jesus is the one shooting the gun.

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Blogger Escovado said...

Since when is quoting the bible while looking through your rifle scope something new? Saving Private Ryan

10:26 AM, January 19, 2010  
Blogger Hayden said...


In-n-Out is only subpar because you are complacent with them :--)(We have nothing even close to as good here)I have lived all over the country and know of hardly anyplace that compares to their burgers. You should take your shoes off when you go into an In-n-Out, you are treading on fast food 'holy ground'. (For all of the 'fundies' reading, I am kidding, well, sort of)

10:41 AM, January 19, 2010  
Blogger Escovado said...

A Double-Double Animal Style. *Smack* MMMMMMMM! :)

10:47 AM, January 19, 2010  
Blogger Fred Butler said...

I will say I like their fries. The burgers not so much. I thought Fatburger made a much better burger, as does FuddRuckers down in Burbank.

10:56 AM, January 19, 2010  
Blogger fredsgirl said...

You all have to understand that it is the scrawny thinness of the burger which I think is the issue! I, of course, like many women, like the protein-style they offer - no bun wrapped in lettuce! Yum! Our 2nd born's in utero nutrition had many of them thanks to an In-n-Out being across from the entrance of my doctor's office - oh the cravings!

9:02 AM, January 20, 2010  

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