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Dr_Ken's Journal: What's The Big Deal? 2

Journal by Dr_Ken
Apparently some amongst the nuttier elements in today's new atheist movement are apoplectic because bible verses were being surreptitiously added to telescopic sights for rifles sold to the US military. Boo hoo. I see this as a simple matter of changing the contract specs, not worthy of all the hoo-ha currently being voiced. Beretta has their trademark and name on the grips of all 300,000 or so of the M-9 pistols they have sold to the Pentagon. All the rifles and other small arms have their makers names and marks as well. At least they did when I was active duty, not that long ago. If the Pentagon brass feels so strongly about this they should just say so, but jeez. These folks doing all the bitching really need to get a life. Warriors have been carving, writing, etching and doodling on their weapons and kit since the first cavemen carved symbols into their war clubs all those thousands of years ago. And all the tut-tutting from these goofs ain't gonna change a damn thing.
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What's The Big Deal?

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  • Rules. That is the big deal.

    RTFA:

    "U.S. military rules specifically prohibit the proselytizing of any religion in Iraq or Afghanistan and were drawn up in order to prevent criticism that the U.S. was embarked on a religious "Crusade" in its war against al Qaeda and Iraqi insurgents."

    Sounds like a fine rule to me. At least let's pretend that we are in Iraq for some reason better than a religious crusade.

    If there is a god, I find it telling that the founder of the company was called to their final reward by a

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