Mirror of Justice

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Praise the Lord and Pass the Precision Aiming Solution

MoJ readers might find this ABC News story -- http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/us-military-weapons-inscribed-secret-jesus-bible-codes/story?id=9575794&page=1 -- which comes to my attention by way of the Leiter philosophy blog, to be of some interest.

I don't know which is more telling of our times: (a) the fact that a company that sells rifle sights to the military refers to the devices as 'precision aiming solutions'; (b) the fact that the same company inscribes Gospel cites on the sights, which in turn turn up on rifles being used by US military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan; or (c) the fact that some military officials who know of the sights are alleged to refer to guns equipped with them as 'spiritually transformed firearm[s] of Jesus Christ.'

I daresay that Thomas Pynchon could not outdo this in even the most imaginatively rich of his dystopian futuristic fictions. 


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