You Can’t Make This Stuff Up—Bible Verses on Gun Sights
January 21, 2010
As confirmed by this clip from The Colbert Report , arms manufacturer Trijicon inscribes citations to New Testament verses on gun sights it provides to the Marine Corps and Army.
As one example, Trijicon has inscribed 2COR4:6 on some of its sights, which is a reference to Second Corinthians and a verse that exults over the glory of God as reflected in the face of Jesus Christ.
Seems as though Jesus can not only guide us along a straight and narrow path, but bullets too. Ready, aim, pray, fire.
Forgetting church-state issues, is the use of New Testament verses on gun sights unseemly? Not really. Remember Jesus, according to one verse, came not to bring peace, but a sword (Matthew 10:34). Trijicon just makes clear that he came to bring hot lead also.
#1 Kathy Orlinsky on Thursday January 21, 2010 at 9:55am
At first, I didn’t think this was so bad. If no one had said anything, I would never have known that 2COR4:6 was a bible verse, I would have just assumed it was a serial number for the rifle. Then I read this:
Letter from US infantry soldier explaining why it’s so much worse than I thought:
#2 darshialoo (Guest) on Friday January 22, 2010 at 5:05am
Whenever you are in a pinch, sense you are or just need a reason to make yourself appear more humane, all you need to do is add a comment about “What would Jesus do?” I am sure Jesus would want to turn this metaphorical water into wine, too.
#3 abruzzo on Friday January 22, 2010 at 10:44am
Would Jesus look down the sights of a gun and kill another human being? Or would he encourage his followers to do that?
Any Christians want to answer that?
#4 oldebabe (Guest) on Saturday January 23, 2010 at 11:37am
It’s never a good thing in itself to imprint Christian (or any)religious messages on military armaments, besides the affront to the Constitution (separation of church and State). The referenced verse 2COR4:6 however, as a potentially magical, evangelical, or protective utterance, has nothing to do with shooting or killing, so is, perhaps mis-applied? One wonders - what was the manufacturer’s thinking? I hear this has been going on for years…
#5 Abbott (Guest) on Saturday February 20, 2010 at 1:15am
Oh goodness, I just went back and read my previous post and it sounds a little, um, menacing. This short woman does not possess a handgun. Nice Nancy. Nonviolent Nancy…
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