Thursday, January 21, 2010

Jesus Rifles? Why?

Here is another example of the perverse fusing of "Christianity" and militarism. Why does this have to keep happening? We seem to daily come up with new ways to offend Muslims. If we really wanted peace in the Middle East, we would be speaking with Muslims instead of pointing guns at them.

The irony about the connection between Jesus and guns is that Jesus never hurt anyone. As I recall, in the bible Jesus let Himself be hurt (crucified) for others.

The difference between the cultural Jesus and the biblical Jesus could not be clearer.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just learned where exactly on the rifle this is and what verse. Technically, it is not "on" the rifle. It is on an after-market optical sight made by Trijicon that can be attached to the M4 Carbine, the primary weapon of US Army Infantry soldiers. The sight is called an ACOG which stands for Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight. The sight allows the soldier to see a target in complete darkness. Ironically, the verse on the optical sight is John 8:12