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Solar Powered Bibles

Posted by spritzophrenia on January 22, 2010

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Faith Comes By Hearing is sending Haitians solar-powered Bibles in order to relieve their “spiritual poverty.”

These are solar-powered audible Bibles that can broadcast the holy scriptures in Haitian Creole to 300 people at a time.

Called the “Proclaimer,” the audio Bible delivers “digital quality” and is designed for “poor and illiterate people”, the Faith Comes By Hearing group said.

According to their website, the Proclaimer is “self-powered and can play the Bible in the jungle, desert or … even on the moon!”

The Albuquerque-based organisation said 600 of the devices were already on their way to Haiti.

It said it was responding to the Haitian crisis by “providing faith, hope and love through God’s Word in audio”.

With tens of thousands of Port-au-Prince residents living outdoors because their homes have collapsed or they fear aftershocks from last week’s quake, the audio Bible can bring them “hope and comfort that comes from knowing God has not forgotten them through this tragedy”, the group said.

Because what people need when they’re dying and have nowhere to live is… a talking Bible. From Unreasonable Faith.

What do you think? Is ‘spiritual poverty’ a valid need?

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4 Responses to “Solar Powered Bibles”

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  2. Thanks for your thoughts on the solar-powered audio Bibles. I can see where you may think this is not a good approach.

    I 100% agree that food, water, medical attention are essential and take first priority. These audio Bibles are still in the United States enroute to dozens of relief groups who have called ASKING for them (and these won’t arrive for until early Feb).

    So, these are NOT displacing ANY aid to the victims of this terrible tragedy. The Haitians have been preyed upon for a long-time by those interested in exploiting their natural resources and impoverishing their people.

    Faith Comes By Hearing believes the people of Haiti are that nation’s most precious resource, and we desire to empower them with the Scriptures (which they believe) in a format they can use–audio.

    Roughly half the nation is unable to read and predominantly Christian, so giving them the Bible in a format they can use–audio, is completely reasonable. All the Haitian leaders we’ve talked with have said, “Thank you for the Bibles, send more.” We’ve been serving them since 1986, so this is a continuation of our connection with these people who have lost and suffered so much.

  3. Mariano said

    Am I understanding this correctly?

    FCBY is teamed up with another org and are supplying food for the body and soul.

    For the past few years atheists worldwide have literally wasted enormous amounts of money during times of recession, war and poverty not in helping anyone in any material need but in order to purchase bus ads and billboards attempting to demonstrated just how clever they consider themselves to be; and now they want to become the charity police—please!

    Futher dissection of this particular atheist hypocrisy here.

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