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Originally posted by Dock9
Millions of Americans died as recently as World War Two, for instance, firm in the belief that God was on their shoulder.
Originally posted by sparrowstail
Interesting that the bible reference would be on a scope as opposed to the rifle itself. Probably because the scope lets you see close up the face and into the eyes of the guy you are about to snipe. It kind of makes sense when you think of it, the scope gets you awfully close to your kill, maybe so close as to cause cold trigger fingers/feet
I am not in any way supporting it but, but just saying it's a good or bad (how you see it) little piece of disinfo.
Originally posted by Bombeni
There is no conspiracy here believe it or not.
Originally posted by masqua
Is it OK if I don't believe it?
I believe the inscriptions were purposely put there to associate killing with Christian values.
As a portion of the armies involved in Iraq and Afghanistan are NOT Christians, I believe it is a disingenious plot.
Originally posted by Bombeni
reply to post by masqua
Killing???? ---------- Christian values????
Sure, believe what you want.
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Originally posted by Blaine91555
It's not even a Christian related issue without resorting to intellectual dishonesty. The same dishonesty that keeps the words of hate flowing.