Support Our Troops … with Magic!

Deep in the shit and need a little extra protection? Recite a magical verse. No, this isn’t D&D, it’s the army. Trijicon, a company in Michigan with a muli-million dollar contract with the Marine Corp, has provide rifle sights inscribed with Bible verses to give soldiers the little extra edge:

“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. “

No words on whether they were issued 10 sided dice to help them make tough decisions.

There’s a bit of a discrepancy on whether or not the army was aware that Trijicon was putting the verses on the sights. Spokespeople say no:

“Spokespeople for the U.S. Army and the Marine Corps both said their services were unaware of the biblical markings. ”

But, members of the military seem to be well aware of them:

“Weinstein, an attorney and former Air Force officer, said many members of his group who currently serve in the military have complained about the markings on the sights. He also claims they’ve told him that commanders have referred to weapons with the sights as “spiritually transformed firearm[s] of Jesus Christ.” “

I’m guessing someone’s lying.

Christians are like animals that always have to mark their territory. Only I’d prefer pee to Bible verses.

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9 Comments on “Support Our Troops … with Magic!”

  1. I assume Trips=Troops?

    Yeah, saw this on tv last night. It’s damn scarey that this kind of insane religious infiltration pervades the military. They are also having New testament bibles written in arabic shipped to troops for distribution to the Afghanese.

    They see this as an opportunity to proselytize for jesus. Nevermind the negative perception it will generate with the population there. This site thing is as crazy as it gets.

  2. John Says:

    Crisis averted,2933,583566,00.html

    Oh, and Dromedary? While you’re pointing out UH’s typos, the Trijicon ACOG is a “sight thing” not a “site thing”.

    • yep.. I erred.

      The good news is the manufacturer has now agreed to remove all biblical references from their sights from now on and to issue kits to remove references on their exsiting sights.

      The army and marines reacted strongly, once this was aired on abc. Got the notice of the fix from Military religous Freedom Foundation today. They were the ones who pushed the buttons on the issue. I’m sending them another contribution.

  3. They build their sights at a site that performs their rites right.

  4. John Says:

    Friend of mine thought that these bible quotes on hardware going to Muslim countries were a good thing. I asked him what his reaction would be if a scope manufacturer engraved Koran verses instead. The answer was, “Oh! That would be different!”

    Of course it would.

    • John,
      You’re friend needs a brain transplant.

      They are also having New testament bibles, in arabic, sent to troops in afgahnistan for proselytizing to the natives. A blatant violation of our poicy and Afgahn law.

      I wonder how your friend would feel if by some bizarre transposition we had islamic troops staitioned here in the US and they started handing out copies of the Koran in English to Americans. Your hypocrite Christian friend would likely shit his Jesus diaper at the very thought.

      Religionists are so blind to anything but their own religious virus.

  5. John Says:

    Yeah, I got that in your 19 January post. Dude, chill out. He’s still my friend.

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