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Brian-M
23rd January 2010, 01:39 AM
High quality gun-sights used by military forces around the world (such as US, UK, Australia and New Zealand) are causing controversy because they're manufactured with Bible references in the serial numbers.

The Australian Defense Force claims that they had ho idea that the numbers, such as "JN8:12" were references to Bible passages when they bought them.

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1177257/Diggers-using-Bible-inscribed-rifles
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1176532/NZ-army-to-axe-Bible-quotes-from-sights

The manufacturer has responded to Muslim outrage by producing kits for removing the numbers from the sights.

Jaggy Bunnet
23rd January 2010, 01:49 AM
Already a thread on this over in Religion

http://forums.randi.org/showthread.php?t=165262

Brian-M
23rd January 2010, 02:20 AM
Damn... I didn't see that thread.

(But I think Religion & Philosophy is the wrong place for it too. The religion isn't the subject, but the social implications of putting the references on military weapons.)

Jaggy Bunnet
23rd January 2010, 02:29 AM
Damn... I didn't see that thread.

(But I think Religion & Philosophy is the wrong place for it too. The religion isn't the subject, but the social implications of putting the references on military weapons.)

I agree, not where I expected to find it either.

bigred
23rd January 2010, 08:29 AM
The manufacturer has responded to Muslim outrage by producing kits for removing the numbers from the sights.
And goodness knows we best bow to Muslim outrage when fighting.....uh.....

:boggled:

Don't get me wrong, it was an odd/dumb thing to do, but the justification to remove them is at least as much so.

quixotecoyote
23rd January 2010, 08:54 AM
And goodness knows we best bow to Muslim outrage when fighting.....uh.....

Judging by the groups who actually complained, I think it was us do-gooder liberals rather than Muslim Jihadist terror fighters, although I admit some people have a perplexing difficulty telling us apart.

Soapy Sam
24th January 2010, 11:59 AM
Judging by the groups who actually complained, I think it was us do-gooder liberals rather than Muslim Jihadist terror fighters, although I admit some people have a perplexing difficulty telling us apart.

Well, it can be hard on the internet.
Which are you? And can you prove it?