Monday, January 18, 2010

As an atheist, this doesn't offend me.

Coded references to New Testament Bible passages about Jesus Christ are inscribed on high-powered rifle sights provided to the United States military by a Michigan company, an ABC News investigation has found.

The sights are used by U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and in the training of Iraqi and Afghan soldiers. The maker of the sights, Trijicon, has a $660 million multi-year contract to provide up to 800,000 sights to the Marine Corps, and additional contracts to provide sights to the U.S. Army.

Trijicon is welcome to put whatever they want on their damned scopes. If it offends someone who wishes to purchase one they have two options:


2. Take a file or other tool and remove the offensive reference.

In the case of the military the file option would probably be best. It's easy, it's simple, and it does nothing to degrade the scopes function.

And this is coming from a guy who thing "under God" and "In God We Trust" need to go. But that's another argument entirely.

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