The Gospel According to Murka

You have heard that it was said, “Love your enemies”. But I say to you “Blow your enemy’s head off“. If someone slaps you on the right cheek, Stand Your Ground and blow his head off. If someone compels you go one mile, that’s kidnapping. Blow his head off. If you refuse to let somebody push you around and blow his head off, do not even the Muslims do as much? Rather, you must not only kill him, but invade his country as well, even if they had nothing to do with attacking you. For your heavenly Father rains bombs on the just and on the unjust.

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  • Dave G.

    Did something new happen with that story? I remember that from several years ago. I didn’t think it was anything other than a throwback to a bygone age, invoking the old notion of cross shaped hilts on swords or carrying a bible verse wherever you went. Of course the big scandal was the Separation of Church and State, and that the Government was involved with someone using flagrant religious references. But unless there’s something new, I haven’t heard about this for quite some time.

  • Pete the Greek

    Click through rate getting a bit low, or have you decided to do some free marketing for Trijicon?

    What I do find kind of odd is the usual, at least with fundamentalist protestants, attitude of ‘blessing objects, relics, etc are PAGAN!!!’, and yet even they place Holy Writ on items like this.

    Of course, weapons of the Crusaders were blessed as well. Not saying that’s the same thing as this, but it’s not like it hasn’t been done. Also, full disclosure, our parish priest blessed the sidearm I carry every day for defense.

  • Rebecca Fuentes

    I think Psalm 91:5 would be very comforting to a soldier in combat.

  • I don’t really see a problem with this. If there are legitimate uses for firearms by Christians, wouldn’t it be better if they were “blessed” than not? If it’s not legitimate to bless an object, then it seems to me there’s not legitimate use of it. If there is a legitimate use of the object, then it seems to me the object could be blessed.

    If, on the other hand, this company was sneaking these serial numbers only onto the scopes they sold to the military, but had a separate, non-blessed, line for other customers, then that would seem to me to be improper proselytizing and somewhat dishonest. But if this is how all their scopes have always come from the factory – including the evaluation samples they send to whoever’s in charge of procurement … well, nobody says the army has to buy their scopes.

  • D.T. McCameron

    I find it amusing that the verses invariable refer to light are are placed on scopes. It’s…less negative than I imagined (something like placing some “smite-y” verses on the weapons themselves). Or at very least, it’s a (perversely?) clever selection of verses

    “For your heavenly Father rains bombs on the just and on the unjust.”

    People can be as indiscriminate as nature. Of course, our surrender to that sort of action would be evil.