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Old 01-18-2010, 11:45 PM   #1
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Solar powered bibles for Haiti

They're digital quality!

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news...-1225821184929

So much better than food, water, medicine, tents...
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Old 01-19-2010, 12:02 AM   #2
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This is a brilliant idea.

The word of God is much more important than any others I believe so too.

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Old 01-19-2010, 12:06 AM   #3
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Yeah - why not let them read about the all-powerful being who just killed so much of their families?

The only thing that these could possibly help with is money - if any of them had any - from selling them.
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Old 01-19-2010, 02:58 AM   #4
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I think they'd be more appreciative to some fresh water to drink and a roof over their head to sleep under.
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:55 AM   #5
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Let's talk about the eBook aspect of this and keep religion out of it, please.

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Old 01-19-2010, 10:37 AM   #6
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Old 01-19-2010, 11:53 AM   #7
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Definitely the essentials over the Bible. Pretty assuming that they would want to follow the religions contained in the Bible, what if they wanted to follow Islam or Buddhism? Or how about Vodun?

I would love to tell the people who thought this was a good idea to stop shoving their religion down people's throats. Food and water, fine, but keep your ideals to yourselves.

From the ebook aspect, definitely food and water over a book (sadly) because you can't read when you are dead.
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Old 01-19-2010, 12:00 PM   #8
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I wish there was a way to be neutral from both Atheist and Religion.
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Old 01-19-2010, 12:02 PM   #9
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Agnosticism?
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Old 01-19-2010, 12:03 PM   #10
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Old 01-19-2010, 12:04 PM   #11
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What a stupid idea. These people do not need a book. They need to rebuild their lives. They need help. A Bible will not help. The money it costs for these bibles could be put to better use like to help rebuild their lives.
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Old 01-19-2010, 12:36 PM   #12
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According to their website, the Proclaimer is "self-powered and can play the Bible in the jungle, desert or ... even on the moon!"
Next time a meteorite hits the moon, they can send their Proclaimers to give hope to whatever may be there. They will be as useful as in Haiti.
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Old 01-19-2010, 12:46 PM   #13
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I suspect what they don't need is a bunch of people a long way away telling them what they do or don't need.

I'm an atheist, but I wouldn't begrudge them any comfort they can find - and if this helps some of them then it's good imho.
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Old 01-19-2010, 12:49 PM   #14
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my first reaction was incredibly idiotic!!! but then I thought... what if advanced first aid techniques, and basic survival skills (with a heavy emphasis on water purification) could be put on it?
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Why not just regular bibles? And they aren't doing it for conversion, because something like 80% of Haiti is Catholic.
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