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Biblical references on US & UK rifles 21, January 2010

Posted by thegulfblog.com in American ME Relations.
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It has been revealed that US and UK military rifle scopes have biblical references inscribed on them. 2COR4:6  and JN8:12, references referring to the books of Corinthians and John, have been inscribed on all optical sights by American company Trijicon. US Special Forces, US Marines and UK Army sharpshooters are among those using this Biblically blessed sight.

Here is what the references are referring to:

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.”

I looked up book 2 of Corinthians verse 4:6 and got:

He then made ten basins for washing and placed five on the south side and five on the north. In them the things to be used for the burnt offerings were rinsed, but the Sea was to be used by the priests for washing.

So I guess I need to improve on my bible code-reading and looking up skills. The BBC comes to the rescue and informs me that in fact (somehow or other) it refers to:

For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.

So, whilst it is hardly a good thing and I will post the first puerile response from some idiot preacher in Saudi Arabia citing this as ‘proof’ of a Western Christian-Jewish conspiracy to kill all Muslims, the quotations could have been a lot worse. Imagine if it had been Ezekiel 25:17…

The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil man. Blessed is he who in the name of charity and good will shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. But 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 t h e LORD when I lay my vengeance upon thee…

If only I could memorize Arabic half as easily…


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