19 January 2010

Some suggested verses for the U.S. Military's Jesus Guns

If you haven't already seen this ABC report on the Bible verses inscribed on U.S. Military rifle scopes, then be sure to take a look. (I'd embed the video here, if I could figure out how to do it.)

Here's what Rachel Maddow had to say about it.

Anyway, it turns out that a major military supplier, Trijicon, has been putting secret bible codes on their scopes for years, and no one (except all the soldiers who call them "Jesus guns" and batshit crazy gun nuts) ever seemed to notice.

I'm trying to find out all the verses that are put on the Trijicon sights, but so far I've only found two: 2 Corinthians 4:6 and John 8:12.

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. 2 Corinthians 4:6
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12

But the ABC report says there are other verses on the sights from Matthew and Revelation. If you find out what they are, let me know and I'll add them here and at the SAB.

In the meantime I'd like to suggest a few verses to inscribe on the scopes. They seem more fitting than the wussy quotes from 2 Corinthians and John.

For the indignation of the LORD is upon all nations, and his fury upon all their armies ... he hath delivered them to the slaughter. Their slain also shall be cast out, and their stink shall come up out of their carcases, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood. Isaiah 34:2-3
And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung. Zephaniah 1:17
Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth. Ezekiel 39:18
The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked. Psalm 58:10
That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thine enemies, and the tongue of thy dogs in the same. Psalm 68:23
And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine. Isaiah 49:26
Cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood. Jeremiah 48:12
And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee. Ezekiel 25:17, Pulp Fiction version (Thanks Benita)

I bet sootch00 would just love to own a gun with Is49:26 on it. And all the non-Christians could well, you know, get over it..

7 comments:

matt311 said...

Well...

This is... fucking stupid of them.

Abeille said...

Pulled directly from their website:
http://www.trijicon.com/about.cfm

*Morality
We believe that America is great when its people are good. This goodness has been based on biblical standards throughout our history and we will strive to follow those morals.

busterggi said...

Now what did Dubya say about Iraq being a crusade again?

Believers won;t be happy until they wipe out humanity.

Benita said...

What about Ezekial 25:17? The way Jules (Samuel L. Jackson) said it in Pulp Fiction? Those are some fightin' words!! :)

Steve Wells said...

Thanks Benita! I've added it to the list.

Albatross said...

Update!

The company has agreed to stop supplying the military with Bible verse inscribed equipment, and will provide kits to remove the inscriptions from the scopes already out there.

Of course, the damage has been done, and will cause internal strife between Christian and non-Christian soldiers.

Ginger Renee said...

well well, the king of peace must be soooo proud