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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Onward Christian Soilder, Says Arms Manufacturer In Coded Bible Verses

Posted By on Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 12:54 PM

Barack Obama took a lot of flack on the campaign trail in '08 for suggesting that Midwesterners "cling to guns or religion."

Now, thanks to one Michigan arms manufacturer, it's now possible to embrace both at the same time.

Trijicon, a company based in Wixom, Michigan, produces combat rifle scopes for the U.S. military and its scopes are standard issue for the Marines. The company was recently busted by an ABC News investigation for surreptitiously stamping coded Bible messages behind the serial numbers on its scopes.

The abbreviated codes lead savvy Christian soldiers to specific verses in New Testament scripture. But why -- one wonders -- would Trijicon shun the Old Testament? After all, God's wrath was way more bad-ass B.C. Ezekiel 25:17? C'mon!

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