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    For more than 100 years, the Witnesses have produced Bible-based publications for
    the blind, and these are now available in 19 languages. Though interested blind
    people can have these publications without charge, many make a voluntary
    donation.

    The Witnesses have developed a computer program that is capable of transcribing
    text into Braille in many languages. After a conversion table is set up containing
    both the vernacular print and the Braille characters, the program is able to convert
    text into Braille. It also formats the publication in a way that makes it easy for the
    blind to read. This automation will make it possible to produce Braille publications,
    including the Braille Bible, in virtually any language that has Braille characters,
    including those that use non roman scripts. Previously, when a new publication was
    released at a convention, the audience was told that the releases in Braille could be
    ordered later. Last year, the United States branch office surveyed the congregations
    to find out which conventions blind individuals planned to attend and which format
    (embossed paper, electronic notetaker, or electronic screen reader) they preferred.
    Embossed paper copies were shipped to the conventions that had blind individuals in
    attendance, which made it possible for them to receive the new releases at the
    same time as everyone else. A week after the convention, electronic formats were
    e-mailed to each person who desired them. A blind sister said: “It was a wonderful
    privilege to receive the literature along with everyone else. Psalm 37:4 says that
    Jehovah will give us the requests of our heart. He did that this weekend!”


    any of the haters care to comment on this evil cult practice of providing literature for
    the blind? free of charge?
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    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    For more than 100 years, the Witnesses have produced Bible-based publications for
    the blind, and these are now available in 19 languages. Though interested blind
    people can have these publications without charge, many make a voluntary
    donation.

    The Witnesses have developed a computer program that is capable of transcribing
    text into Brail ...[text shortened]... e to comment on this evil cult practice of providing literature for
    the blind? free of charge?
    When you "Bible based publications" you mean JW literature?
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    07 Feb '13 20:08
    In 2011, Jehovah’s Witnesses helped more than 5,700 people to become literate.

    This is what has been happening in some countries:

    Ghana: During the past 25 years, we have helped more than 9,000 learn to read
    and write.

    Mozambique: More than 19,000 have learned to read over the past 15 years. A
    student named Felizarda said: “It makes me happy now that I can read
    Bible texts to others. That was very difficult for me before.”

    Solomon Islands: The branch office writes: “In the past, many living in isolated
    areas did not have access to schools. Also, very few girls received a formal
    education. Therefore, women in particular have benefited from the literacy classes.
    After completing the course, many have more confidence in themselves.”

    Zambia: Since 2002, nearly 12,000 have improved their literacy skills. Agnes, who
    is 82 years old, says: “When congregation literacy classes were announced,
    I was happy to enroll. At the first lesson, I learned to write my own name!

    any of the haters tell us why offering literacy classes free of charge is so evil?
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    07 Feb '13 20:09
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    In 2011, Jehovah’s Witnesses helped more than 5,700 people to become literate.

    This is what has been happening in some countries:

    Ghana: During the past 25 years, we have helped more than 9,000 learn to read
    and write.

    Mozambique: More than 19,000 have learned to read over the past 15 years. A
    student named Felizarda said: “It makes me ...[text shortened]... own name!

    any of the haters tell us why offering literacy classes free of charge is so evil?
    Could you answer my question please?
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    07 Feb '13 20:10
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    For more than 100 years, the Witnesses have produced Bible-based publications for
    the blind, and these are now available in 19 languages. Though interested blind
    people can have these publications without charge, many make a voluntary
    donation.

    The Witnesses have developed a computer program that is capable of transcribing
    text into Brail ...[text shortened]... e to comment on this evil cult practice of providing literature for
    the blind? free of charge?
    There are many organizations that provide free literature and services to the blind.

    http://cancer.dartmouth.edu/pf/health_encyclopedia/shc99bli

    http://www.blind.net/resources/services/free-matter-for-the-blind.html


    The mission of Assistive Media is to heighten the educational, cultural, and quality-of-living standard for people with disabilities and help achieve independence and become better integrated within the mainstream of society and community life in general. Assistive Media accomplishes this by providing free-of-charge, copyright-approved, high caliber audio literary works to the world-wide disability community via the Internet effectively, inexpensively, and efficiently.

    http://dbs.myflorida.com/resources/web-links/publications.php

    Other sources of Bibles being provided to the blind:

    http://www.reachingtheblind.info/
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    Jehovah’s loyal servants in Eritrea have been stripped of their citizenship because of their faithful stand on neutrality. (Isa. 2:4) Over the past 17 years, many have been arrested, and at present about 50 brothers and sisters, including elderly women and
    children as young as two years old, are in prison. Sadly, in July 2011, Brother Misghina Gebretinsae became the first Witness to die in Eritrea’s prisons. Prior to his death, he was in solitary confinement in a sheet-metal container for a week; he is alleged to have died under “mysterious” circumstances. Our brothers continue to make efforts to meet with officials to help them understand that our peaceful nature and desire to remain neutral are not in conflict with our respect for the government of Eritrea.

    Any of the haters tell us why exercising ones conscience in the mater of neutrality is so reminiscent of an evil cult?
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    07 Feb '13 20:14
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    Jehovah’s loyal servants in Eritrea have been stripped of their citizenship because of their faithful stand on neutrality. (Isa. 2:4) Over the past 17 years, many have been arrested, and at present about 50 brothers and sisters, including elderly women and
    children as young as two years old, are in prison. Sadly, in July 2011, Brother Misghina Gebre ...[text shortened]... us why exercising ones conscience in the mater of neutrality is so reminiscent of an evil cult?
    Could you please answer my question?
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    07 Feb '13 20:16
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    For more than 100 years, the Witnesses have produced Bible-based publications for
    the blind, and these are now available in 19 languages. Though interested blind
    people can have these publications without charge, many make a voluntary
    donation.

    The Witnesses have developed a computer program that is capable of transcribing
    text into Brail ...[text shortened]... e to comment on this evil cult practice of providing literature for
    the blind? free of charge?
    When you "Bible based publications" you mean JW literature?
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    In Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia, there lived a shop owner named Saba.
    One day, two sisters approached her with an Awake! magazine that featured a
    discussion on abortion. Saba took the sisters inside and tearfully told them that she
    was thinking about having an abortion. As they discussed the matter, all three
    became so overcome with emotion that they began to weep. That day, Saba decided
    to keep her baby and firmly told her husband why. In time, she gave birth to a
    beautiful baby girl. She also started studying the Bible and got baptized. She is now
    a happy pioneer (preacher) Her husband also studied and became our brother, and
    in April 2012, their two other children were baptized


    Any of the haters tell us why saving the life of this unborn child is so reflective of an
    evil cult? Perhaps they would have done better reading Brenda Less book?
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    07 Feb '13 20:21
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    In Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia, there lived a shop owner named Saba.
    One day, two sisters approached her with an Awake! magazine that featured a
    discussion on abortion. Saba took the sisters inside and tearfully told them that she
    was thinking about having an abortion. As they discussed the matter, all three
    became so overcome w ...[text shortened]... so reflective of an
    evil cult? Perhaps they would have done better reading Brenda Less book?
    Could you please answer my question?
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    07 Feb '13 20:27
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    In Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia, there lived a shop owner named Saba.
    One day, two sisters approached her with an Awake! magazine that featured a
    discussion on abortion. Saba took the sisters inside and tearfully told them that she
    was thinking about having an abortion. As they discussed the matter, all three
    became so overcome w ...[text shortened]... so reflective of an
    evil cult? Perhaps they would have done better reading Brenda Less book?
    The Watchtower is inconsistent in allowing blood fractions. This is readily apparent when considering the following.

    "Jehovahs Witnesses do not accept transfusions of whole blood or the four primary components of blood namely, red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. They also do not donate or store their own blood for transfusion." Kingdom Ministry Nov 2006 p.3

    "Beyond that, when it comes to fractions of any of the primary components, each Christian, after careful and prayerful meditation, must conscientiously decide for himself." Watchtower 2000 Jun 15 p.31

    1. If it is wrong for a Witness to donate blood, who do the blood fractions they use come from?

    2. If blood must be poured on the ground, where are the blood fractions they use derived from?

    3. If abstaining from blood does not allow taking a "major" fraction, why does it allow a fraction of a fraction?

    4. If blood fractions were always acceptable to Jehovah, who is responsible for the Witnesses that needlessly died refusing them, due to Watchtower policy forbidding them prior to the year 2000?

    Jehovah's Witness mother dies after refusing blood transfusion after giving birth to twins

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-491791/Jehovahs-Witness-mother-dies-refusing-blood-transfusion-giving-birth-twins.html#ixzz2KFNTXaHj
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    The prison guards in Bolivia wrestled 20-year-old Andrea into the courtyard of the jail while she screamed profanities and threats. Violent and strong, she cut an imposing and intimidating figure. Leidy, one of Jehovah’s Witnesses who had been falsely accused and imprisoned, did not fear Andrea but felt pity for her. Every morning Leidy had the custom of reading aloud a song from our songbook. When Andrea heard this, she asked, “Are you one of Jehovah’s Witnesses?” When Leidy replied that she was, Andrea said: “My mother is one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, and I used to attend the meetings with her. She studied the Bible with me.” Andrea broke down and cried. During the next few days, Leidy had deep spiritual conversations with Andrea, and when it came time for Andrea’s hearing, they prayed together for Jehovah’s help and guidance. Andrea was released and continued to learn about Jehovah. She quickly qualified to be an unbaptized publisher, and she is now preparing for baptism. Leidy took advantage of her wrongful imprisonment and started 21 Bible studies before she was released. She now returns to the prison three days a week to cultivate the interest.

    Perhaps Andrea and Liedy as well as the 21 prisoners would be better of studying Brenda Lees book?
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    07 Feb '13 20:38
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    For more than 100 years, the Witnesses have produced Bible-based publications for
    the blind, and these are now available in 19 languages. Though interested blind
    people can have these publications without charge, many make a voluntary
    donation.

    The Witnesses have developed a computer program that is capable of transcribing
    text into Brail ...[text shortened]... e to comment on this evil cult practice of providing literature for
    the blind? free of charge?
    When you say "Bible based publications" do you mean JW literature?
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    07 Feb '13 20:50
    Originally posted by divegeester
    When you say "Bible based publications" do you mean JW literature?
    🙂
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    07 Feb '13 21:22
    Originally posted by kd2acz
    🙂
    On their way to attend a funeral, a group of Witnesses traveled through a small
    village in Indonesia. A pioneer (Bible teacher) noticed some young people at the
    roadside. He talked to them and left the brochure Listen to God and Live Forever.
    Sometime later, a sister passed by the same place on her way back home. A man
    who was holding the Listen and Live brochure in his hand approached her and
    thanked her for giving it to his children. “This saved my children’s lives!” he said.
    The sister, not aware of the initial conversation, asked what had happened. The
    father explained that the youngsters had planned to attack a certain village. In
    accord with local custom, they intended to avenge an assault on one of their friends.
    However, when the boys read the brochure, they learned that people who fight with
    others will not inherit the coming Paradise. So they calmed down, abandoned their
    plan, and went home. A potentially dangerous conflict had been avoided because of
    the Bible’s message in the brochure.

    Perhaps they should have left Brenda Lees book?
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