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New Zealand dumps 'biblical' gunsights | guardian.co.uk

Soldiers from New Zealand, the UK and the US have been unknowingly using rifle sights stamped with references to verses from the New Testament. They were manufactured by Trijicon, a Michigan-based company that invokes its "biblical standards" in its marketing material.

The Church of England denounced the messages.

Well there's a surprise.

The verses chosen seem to be a bit wet, all about bringing the light in.
Personally I would have chosen Psalm 72:9 "The desert tribes will bow before him and his enemies will lick the dust." or 1 Kings 18:24 "And call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the LORD: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God."

That's more the stuff to give them.


My favourite song from Primary School. Hymn 535.

Once more the members of pc brigade display their janus-like nature.

Put a saucy cartoon on the nose of a fighter or an obscure biblical reference* on a gunsight and they scream blue murder. Yet when there's a news report showing Warriors Of God brandishing AK47's plastered with Quranic verses and pictures Islamic notables there's nary a peep of protest.

*References so discrete and archane I'd bet 99.9% of people thought they were serial numbers or tech spec codes.

Jeremiah 50:21-23
21 Go up against the land of Merathaim [Babylon], even against it, and against the inhabitants of Pekod [Babylonia, i.e. present-day Iraq]: waste and utterly destroy after them, saith the LORD, and do according to all that I have commanded thee.

22 A sound of battle is in the land, and of great destruction.

23 How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!

Zephaniah 2:11-13
11 The LORD will be terrible unto them: for he will famish all the gods of the earth; and men shall worship him, every one from his place, even all the isles of the heathen.

12 Ye Ethiopians also, ye shall be slain by my sword.

13 And he will stretch out his hand against the north, and destroy Assyria; and will make Nineveh a desolation, and dry like a wilderness.

There's some real red-meat stuff in there if you know where to look.

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