A company with a contract to supply rifle scopes to the military has been casting "Secret Jesus Codes" on the scopes. These should have been rejected as being out of spec, and whoever accepted these scopes should have been fired. They should have asked the company what these letters and numbers meant.
Got the picture from Raw Story
"One of the citations on the gun sights, 2COR4:6, is an apparent reference to Second Corinthians 4:6 of the New Testament." "Other references include citations from the books of Revelation, Matthew and John dealing with Jesus as "the light of the world." John 8:12, referred to on the gun sights as JN8:12"
After this came to light, a company spokesman whined, "The issue was being raised by a group that is "not Christian." "
This scandal of the company casting "Secret Jesus Codes" on rifle scopes for the military is another example of Christians acting like the "Cool Kids" in Junior High cliques. If you are one of the "Cool Kids" you know what the code is and will understand the reference. But sooner or later one of the "Not So Cool Kids" will find out about your secret codes and use it against you. In this case it would be the Jihadists who could then claim that our military is on a "Crusade".
The company has since announced it will no longer put the Jesus Codes on the scopes and will also provide the military with kits to remove the codes from the scopes the military has in use. IMHO this is not enough, the company should be made to pay a substantial fine and their contract pulled and banned from ever doing business with the government!!
Thirty some years ago the leader(Brother Don) of a Pentecostal prayer group told me about having worked somewhere with Jim Bakker before he became a TV personality. He said Jim Bakker would go around the workplace (don't remember what kind of place it was, could have been a warehouse or a machine shop) always saying "PTL" to everyone. Someone asked Jim Bakker what did PTL mean. He said PTL meant Praise The Lord. Brother Don thought that was pretty chickenshit that he didn't have the balls to come right out and say "Praise The Lord".(My phrasing of words, but his sentiments. Brother Don wouldn't use such coarse language, but that is the best way I know to express how he felt!!)
The thing I don't understand is why the Christianists have a martyr complex. (Oh, that's right the one they worship was one!!) They go around acting like they have to meet in the catacombs and hide from the Romans, when in reality most of the laws of this country have been written with their beliefs in mind because almost all of the politicians claim to be Christians!!