Friday, January 29, 2010

Solar-powered bibles sent to Haiti

As international aid agencies rush food, water and medicine to Haiti's earthquake victims, a United States group is sending Bibles.

But these aren't just any Bibles; they're solar-powered audible Bibles that can broadcast the holy scriptures in Haitian Creole to 300 people at a time.

The Faith Comes By Hearing organisation says its Bible, called the Proclaimer, delivers "digital quality" and is designed for "poor and illiterate people".

It says 600 of the devices are already on their way to Haiti.

The Albuquerque-based organisation says it is responding to the Haitian crisis by "providing faith, hope and love through God's word in audio".

The audio Bible can bring the "hope and comfort that comes from knowing God has not forgotten them through this tragedy," a statement on its website says.

"The Proclaimer is self-powered and can play the Bible in the jungle, desert or ... even on the moon!"

Tens of thousands of Port-au-Prince residents are living outdoors because their homes have collapsed or they fear aftershocks following Wednesday's quake.

While people suffer and die, they still push their hate-filled lies, their religion, over fool, water, or shelter. No real human would do such a thing. The people in 'Faith Comes By Hearing' aren't humans. They're soulless monsters. If they had any hearts they'd send food, not electronic bibles. Fucking barbarians.


Mariano said...

Am I understanding this correctly?
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.

Christopher Miller said...

It is the concept of trying to cash in your idea on a tragedy that is bad. E-bibles aren't charity. These people in Haiti don't need e-bibles, they need food. If you send a religious document it is obvious you're trying to trick weak and suffering people.

Also, in your example of billboards, both theists and atheists get them so I don't see the theists on higher grounds there than atheists.