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#409625 - 01/21/10 03:09 PM Biblical References on Military Scopes
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#409627 - 01/21/10 03:21 PM Re: Biblical References on Military Scopes [Re: MissMina1556]
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I read somewhere that by putting those biblical references on the gun scopes, they're strengthening the beliefs of Islamists that they're fighting a Holy War.

Onward Christian soldiers! vomit
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#409629 - 01/21/10 03:34 PM Re: Biblical References on Military Scopes [Re: Original Sly]
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I never noticed them on my scope. They could put a damn cross on it for all I care, as long as it does not screw up my shooting.
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#409632 - 01/21/10 03:50 PM Re: Biblical References on Military Scopes [Re: SomethingLikEvil]
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Originally Posted By: SomethingLikEvil
They could put a damn cross on it for all I care, as long as it does not screw up my shooting.


I thought the cross in your scope was what helped you shoot straight? wink
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#409633 - 01/21/10 03:50 PM Re: Biblical References on Military Scopes [Re: Eclipsed_Cosmos]
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Its generally unnoticeable but highly politically incorrect


If we spent more time killing the enemy during a war and less time worrying about pissing them off or hurting their feelings, we might actually win one of these things. I doubt that Islamic extremists are going to become more of a threat due to an obscure, barely noticeable scripture reference. To them, this already is a Holy War - it's called Jihad.

The decision to remove these markings should not be a PC move, but a Constitutional one. That's in a perfect world, though.



Edited by Poetaster (01/21/10 03:51 PM)
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#409635 - 01/21/10 03:54 PM Re: Biblical References on Military Scopes [Re: Delta]
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I suppose a Star of David would be overkill, target-centering-wise? wink

And an OM symbol would just be damn useless! grin

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#409638 - 01/21/10 04:05 PM Re: Biblical References on Military Scopes [Re: Poetaster]
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Originally Posted By: Poetaster

If we spent more time killing the enemy during a war and less time worrying about pissing them off or hurting their feelings, we might actually win one of these things. I doubt that Islamic extremists are going to become more of a threat due to an obscure, barely noticeable scripture reference. To them, this already is a Holy War - it's called Jihad.

The decision to remove these markings should not be a PC move, but a Constitutional one.


Exactly! Bravo! I completely agree with everything that you said above.

The only reason that we should remove those markings is because the U.S. should not be considered a “Christian country”. Not because we’re afraid of pissing off our enemies.


Edited by John Prophet (01/21/10 04:07 PM)
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#409640 - 01/21/10 04:21 PM Re: Biblical References on Military Scopes [Re: SomethingLikEvil]
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I never noticed them on my scope. They could put a damn cross on it for all I care, as long as it does not screw up my shooting.


Hahaha, love it!
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#409642 - 01/21/10 04:23 PM Re: Biblical References on Military Scopes [Re: MissMina1556]
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Now if they'd only put the pseudo-verse on featured in "Pulp Fiction." coopdevil

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#409646 - 01/21/10 04:25 PM Re: Biblical References on Military Scopes [Re: Quaark]
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Damn. I think you just gave me an idea. Next scope I buy I'm going to have the cross-hairs be a custom-made Sigil of Baphomet! grin

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#409657 - 01/21/10 05:35 PM Re: Biblical References on Military Scopes [Re: NapalmNick]
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Blah. Things like this are why we need separation of church and state. And Sigils of Baphomet cross-hairs.

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#409658 - 01/21/10 05:35 PM Re: Biblical References on Military Scopes [Re: MissMina1556]
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#409661 - 01/21/10 05:50 PM Re: Biblical References on Military Scopes [Re: Quaark]
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Originally Posted By: Daark
I suppose a Star of David would be overkill, target-centering-wise? wink

And an OM symbol would just be damn useless! grin


I just feel sorry for O.T.O. soldiers, yet another problem with Crowley.


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#409663 - 01/21/10 05:51 PM Re: Biblical References on Military Scopes [Re: Delta]
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HA...thats good.... XD

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#409671 - 01/21/10 06:58 PM Re: Biblical References on Military Scopes [Re: Liberterius]
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We already have separation of church and state. Sure, the vast majority of American politicians (and by extension their voters) are some brand of Christian, but you cannot say with much confidence that there exists a Church of America! wink

The USA's stance of secularism is the reason why there are so many denominations in the first place. Of course, these same people (the anti-secular Christians) who equate secularism with atheism are retards. They will most likely point to the old USSR and all the naughty things they did. But the USSR was not secular; it was officially atheist. Secular simply means the government has NO say on religious practice whatsoever.

As far as this Bible shit on the scopes, I really don't give a shit.
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