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January 20th, 2010 Posted in Curmudgeonry

If this really is “…the best example of violation of the separation of church and state in this country,” then I think we’re all going to be just fine. And I have trouble seeing how a coded Christian verse on a rifle sight, while odd, is “literally pushing fundamentalist Christianity at the point of a gun.” Annoying misuse of the word ‘literally’ aside, that’s just plain silly. I mean, if you take a .30 caliber match-grade round right between your skeezy Taliban eyes, does it really matter whether someone who loves Jesus shot you? Shouldn’t your real concern be that there aren’t forty virgins waiting for you in hell?

Once again for the breathless Christ-haunted atheists among us: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion” doesn’t mean all religion gets banned. We know full well, in fact, that this is not at all what the Founders meant. What we can’t have is the state mandating a particular religion. So clearly what we need in this situation is not the elimination of the Jesus sights, but production of Jewish, Muslim, Gaia, Wicca, and I-have-no-bloody-idea-and-please-don’t-talk-to-me-about-it sights. Let’s show these Islamofascists that we really are a pluralistic society, and sight them in with all kinds of scopes.