The Military’s Guns are Engraved with Bible Verses?

It’s been long known amongst our historians that the Europeans came with the bible in one hand and the gun in the other to conquer a people.  They spread Christianity this way throughout Africa.  Now the age old practices of trying to spread Christianity has come back again, but this time they’re cutting out the middle man…no bible in tote…just scripture engraved on the gun. 

Michael Weinstein runs the Military Religious Freedom Foundation and they are running a crusade against the weaponry being engraved with the bible verses.  He told ABC News that he had “many, many soldiers” reach out to him because of the disgust of this practice.   He also said that he heard that they make reference to the rifles calling them Spiritually Transformed Firearms of Jesus Christ.  And they train the Iraqis and Afghans on these very same weapons.

ABC also reported that the U.S. government also has a military law called General Order No. 1, which prevents military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan from proselytizing or pushing their religion on anyone.   A documentary filmmaker Brian Hughes witnessed boxes of new testament bibles translated and published in afghan language obviously to be circulated amongst the afghan people.  They were clearly operating outside of General Order No. 1.

The weapons are made at Trijicon in Wixom, Mi., and their spokesperson said there was “nothing wrong or illegal about them adding the biblical references to the military sights.”   Yet the Pentagon’s army and marines claim they were totally “unaware of the biblical codes” until ABC contacted them.   The company spokesperson said the company’s founder, Glyn Bindon, a devout christian started the practice , so isn’t it weird that Trijicon holds nearly $1 billion in government contracts, yet the Pentagon is saying “What’chu talkin ’bout Willis!”  Trijicon just received another $660 million contract from the marines, specifically for special services, to receive weaponry from them.

 Army Chaplain LTC Gary Hensley gave a fiery speech  about christians vs. muslims.  He said, “We do the same thing as christians, we hunt people for Jesus.  We hunt ’em down!  Get the hounds of heaven after ’em. So we can get ’em in the kingdom, right?!”  He’s preaching this over in Iraq to the servicemen.  Almost sounds Ku Klux Klan-ish, right? 

Check out the report here.

6 thoughts on “The Military’s Guns are Engraved with Bible Verses?”

  1. U.S. Evangelical christian criminal Nuclear War!
    1. Military Bible+Soldiers Bible!
    2. Trijicons Snipers with Bibleverses!3.
    3. Evangelical Nuclearwar against people in Afghan. and Iraq!
    4. Evangelical Nuclearwar against Jugoslavia!
    5. Evangelical criminal U.S. Politic!
    6. Evangelical U.S. criminal Politic against World!

    Atheist 100%

  2. Shouldn’t are Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Guardsmen, and Airmen constitutionl rights be protected first and formost. Seriously what gives you the right to tell me what I can and can’t engrave on my freakin guns that I buy with MY OWN money that I (BLEED) to earn? I’m joining the marines and guess what if I want to bring my bible down to Iraq or Afganistan and teach the gospel of Jesus Christ I have that right…and duty. If my God tells me to preach his word and my government tells me not to guess who I’m going to listen to. GROW UP! Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, OR PROHIBITING THE FREE EXERCISE THEREOF; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

  3. I think you will find these inscriptions are done by the soldiers themselves, not some government conspiracy. I think they have every right to hold their belief in any manner they see fit. Even if it may be on each extreme, tongue in cheek for some and hate for others. You think other religions don’t do this, wake up look around, just look at the people they are fighting to see religious branded hate. This is the world in which we live.

    Handing out Bibles in Afghanistan what rock do live under, there are Christians in every country in the world as there are Muslims, they have a right to practice their faith as any other. Giving people back what was taken from them is not as you quote;

    “U.S. government also has a military law called General Order No. 1, which prevents military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan from proselytizing or pushing their religion on anyone. A documentary filmmaker Brian Hughes witnessed boxes of new testament bibles translated and published in afghan language obviously to be circulated amongst the afghan people. They were clearly operating outside of General Order No. 1.”

    Oh I forgot it was ok for the Taliban to outlaw and persecute those who held a faith other than Islam but God forbid (yes that was an attempt at humour) if anyone gives them that right back. Wake up to yourself. Might like take look at places like Egypt to see some other religious persecution, could ask the Israelis about how they have been persecuted by most religions.

    Think you might find these a more compelling force of faith to be concerned about than a few words scribed on the weapon of a soldier who may only have that as his only moral support in a life and death situation.

    Or for that matter part of a sermon that has obviously been taken and fitted into a context. A Padre will speak to his people in a manner relevant to their situation, when you are fighting a religiously motivated enemy you must make them understand that your fighting not just the man but the moral fabric of that person. That you are a match for them and that these things you must do however abhorrent must be done.

    If that means putting it in a context of religion then that is what is done, to give them moral certainty and the support of their faith but, mostly to give them faith in each other and themselves. If you have never been in battle you won’t really understand what that belief in each other and that moral certainty is about, it is a very tenuous thing.

    In case you are wondering, I am an atheist and an ex soldier, oh and I have no problem with people killing, it is part of who we are and we are the least deserving species on this planet to any kind of redemption. The world would be much improved with a lot less of us, particularly religious and political, zealots and fanatics.

    I believe the world would be a much better and safer place without religion but, until the day comes I am happy to see people who practice religion in peace do so. The others can all go to hell, well whatever their version of it is.

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