Protect Us, Oh Lord, From Your Followers

weird-jesus-holy-gunRiight. So, when Ahmed and his fellow travellers paint verses from the Qu’ran on their rocket launchers and try to kill us, they’re rabid islamofascists and obviously deserve to be tortured and their countries invaded — even if their countries don’t represent them. If, on the other hand, our government spends our tax dollars putting Xtian inscriptions on our weapons before our soldiers head off to kill muslims, then we’re merely righteous defenders of a noble cause and should never have our motives questioned or our means challenged. The Baltimore Chronicle ran a great story on that little bit of moral double standards a few years back.

But, dammit, if I’m going to pay $600 million to get Bible verses etched on rifle scopes, can’t they at least run with some seriously butt-kicking lyrics, like Ezekiel 25:17. “The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you!”

(ht: Talkingpointsmemo, image from here)