Wednesday, January 20, 2010

And lo, Jesus gave unto them an AK-47 . . .

The Light of the World . . . will be seen through a hole in your head.

The US Military is providing to its troops guns inscribed with bible verses. Just the fact that there are soldiers, US soldiers, wandering around with guns inscribed with bible verses is disturbing, however what's truly weird is the verse shown on the rifle above: John 8:12.
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life
This is the end of the incident in which Jesus saves an adulterous woman from being stoned to death under the law.

I can't decide if this is some sort of high irony, or just the stupidest thing I've ever seen. "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone . . . and shoot that motherfucker between the eyes!"


  1. Okay, first I thought, "Surely this link will go to some blog that's not a solid news source." Then the link went to ABC.

    Then I thought, "Surely this is all a big coincidence. What are some other numbers on other models of guns by this company?" Then I read the part of the article where there are numerous Bible verses coded onto guns.

    Then I thought, "Maybe it's just a huge, horrible practical joke?" Then I read the part where the company proudly owned up to the codes being on purpose.

    Then I threw up in my mouth a little.

  2. To be fair, it's not a gun manufacturer, it's the Trijicon company, which makes sights and only sights. And when you think about it in that respect the Bible verses make a sort of perverse, bizarre sense. All the verses coded in have to do with light, and considering that the objects in question are optics, then light-related Bible verses are apropos.

    Of course they're only apropos if you're aware of the tendency for fundagelicals to cherry-pick verses to defend a relentlessly specific point without regard to context or purpose. But if you're the sort of company that thinks putting Bible verses on gun sights, then selling them to the US military is a worthwhile endeavor, then you're probably not playing with a full set of logic chips, anyway.

  3. Geds, they still worship the Machine God, and God-Emperor as the Omnissiah.

  4. Praise the Lord, and pass the ammunition.

  5. Yeah this totally made me vom in my mouth big time. It's so fucked up it's not funny! In NZ they're freaking out about it "We didn't know! We swear!".


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