Thursday, January 21, 2010

Arms Manufacturer Under Fire for Inscribing Bible citations on U.S. Weapons

A non-Christian would be unlikely to recognize the code as a Bible reference anyway
"A Michigan-based company that sells rifle scopes to the U.S. military is being investigated by ABC News and recieving of backlash from "religious freedom" activists after admitting it has added small biblical references to its products.

Trijicon of Wixom, Michigan, confirmed to that it has always added biblical codes to sights and scopes it has sold the U.S. military. The company says the practice began under the company founder, Glyn Bindon, a devout Christian from South Africa who was killed in a 2003 plane crash.

These coded references to New Testament Bible passages about Jesus Christ include examples like 2COR4:6. Though this combination of letters and numbers tends to blen in with regular serial numbers, this code is an apparent references to Second Corinthians 4:6 of the Bible's New Testament, which reads: "For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ."

The company's website describes its vision: "Guided by our values, we endeavor to have our products used wherever precision aiming solutions are required to protect individual freedom... We believe that America is great when its people are good. This goodness has been based on Biblical standards throughout our history, and we will strive to follow those morals."

Of course, activists groups are now attacking the company and the military for purchasing the company's products... Meanwhile, the military says it had no knowledge Trijicon was including biblical references on its scopes. No word yet if this ABC investigation and the activist groups' pressure will force the DoD to drop its contracts with the company...



MDH said...

Trijicon is the best battle scope available and highly regarded by the troops who utilize it. It is also highly sought after on the civilian market and this revelation will only strengthen its place in the marketplace. There are few atheists in foxholes and knowing that the Judeo-Christian ethic is used in the manufacture of your battle tools is totally positive rather than negative.

Anonymous said...

The NZ military is having the references ground off their scopes, and has requested that the company not place the references on any future orders.

Anonymous said...

What possible outcomes are there from reporting this? More hatred by Islamic radicals of Americans and/or Christians?

Anonymous said...

The once commong practice of 'slapping' stupid people needs to return in the worst kind of way.


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Anonymous said...

I bet they also have "cross"-hairs in their scopes...(cue the scary music)

We The People said...

Anonymous said...
"What possible outcomes are there from reporting this? More hatred by Islamic radicals of Americans and/or Christians?"

"Religious freedom activists"? I'm always amused at how radical Leftists hide behind such misleading names. They are in fact, "anti-religion activists".

Anon 3:06,
The desired outcome is not simply another attack on Christianity, but to "further" PC-ize the military. The 13 people murdered at Ft. Hood by the muslim terrorist might very well still be alive if not for political correctness on the part of high-ranking, PC-ized pussys in the military.

Anonymous said...

why would Muslims be upset? Isn't Jesus the brother of their prophet (according to them)?

Tidford Tatt said...

For once I agree with the PC guys. Good Lord doesn't that make me sick!

Why do I agree?

Unfortunately the islamofacists will find this a useful propaganda and recruiting tool. Unlike the PC crazies I don't like anything that the islamofacists find helpful. They are the enemy of most of what I believe in.

You may say it is crazy to be concerned about something like this. Agreed! But isn't "crazy" an essential element in the definition of islamofacist?

Anonymous said...

I'm always amused by people who actually believe that things like waterboarding, Gitmo, Predator UAV raids, etc. will help Al Qaeda recruit more terrorists. It is a totally idiotic theory! Do you actually think anything we do or say would make a difference to people who have a 4th century mentality and who are fighting a "religious war" against us?

No matter what we do, (or don't do) short of a total surrender and blind allegiance to Islam, nothing will alter their plans to destroy us.

Here's some advice for the "confused" among us. When you're in a fight for your very life, you have two choices. Win, or lose! Take your pick.

Anonymous said...

Hum, gotta diagree with Anon 4:38 and agree with Tidford on this one.
I have nothing against the company putting whatever it wants on the scopes but it seems silly to pour further oil on the fire by increasing the opportunities for the extremists to make this a holy war against the Crusaders.
Now, Anon 4:38 - think for a moment about WHY they want to destroy you... Do you think it might have something to do with the powerless wanting to lash out against the powerful for the injustices they feel they are suffering? Imagine you lived in a hovel and saw your family impoverished, your land stolen, your brothers bombed etc. Now imagine you saw fat, ignorant westerners living in huge houses, driving expensive cars, and exercising control over your own government. Isn't there just a small part of you that might want to lash out and hit back?

Anonymous said...

Think about it for a moment, the scopes do NOT have a bible verse inscribed on them. They have a reference to a bible verse on them and it's only those who are conversant with the bible who would even recognize them as such.

It was also very low key, so low key in fact that it only now coming out despite the fact that they've been doing it for a long time.

It's an over-reaction to something that should have been treated as a trivia item suitable for use in board games.

Anon 4:38 said...

Anon 6:13,
So they're waging religious war against us, and all non-Muslims, because they're victims? And of course, it's our fault? Keep in mind that they have been living their "chosen" lifestyle far longer than the US has existed.

But i do agree that they are victims in one sense. They are victims of the "cult" (they call it a religion) they subscribe to, and even then, it's a twisted, perverted, and totally manipulated version of that religion. No known religion preaches death and intolerence to all non-believers.

As for how i would react if my family were in similar circumstances. First, i would not have allowed them to get into that spot in the first place. Also, i would have spent the last 15 centuries building a better life/country for them, instead of blaming everyone else for my own failures and devoting my life to a fake "religion".

Apparently, you are one of those who believes we Americans should apologize for all the things "we've built and earned". Personally, i believe we should apologize for allowing people like you to live here.

Anonymous said...

A picture of the scope and the inscription / serial number can be seen here:

The picture is a thousand words worth of how ridiculous this "controversy" was.

(The company has since agreed not to use any references in their serial numbers.)