"Though Shalt Not Kill – Unless They Be Taliban"

Our armed forces in Afghanistan are apparently using gun sights that have biblical inscriptions on them.

According to the Herald:

The New Zealand soldiers were issued with Trijicon advanced combat optical gun sights but defence officials have only just learned they had a biblical inscription put on them by the American manufacturer, Trijicon Incorporated.

The sights, dubbed “Jesus sights” by overseas media, were also issued to American troops, and troops from other countries, but the news outraged Muslim groups, who said it could provide propaganda material for extremists claiming there was a “crusader war against Islam” by the United States.

If we’re going to have biblical inscriptions on our weapons, may I put forward the following for consideration:

Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed. (Genesis 9:6)

The Lord blesses his people with peace (Psalm 29:11)

For God is not a God of disorder but of peace (I Corinthians 14:33)

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God (Matthew 5:9)

Let him who is without sin, cast the first stone  (John 8:7)

Though shalt not kill  (Exodus 20:13)