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      Taking Nigeria as a case study, if you are not a Jehovah’s Witness, you must have heard from some pastors or some other Christians like you about how the Jehovah’s Witnesses teach the wrong gospel. You must have heard them say that they use the wrong Bible. They must have told you to kick them out of your house or never let them in. They might have even told you that listening to them could lead you to Hell Fire.

      My view about them changed when I related with one of them during an external tutorial class. There was a single guy among the rest in a mixed class of Christians and Muslims. This guy was the only Jehovah’s Witness. We all had a lot of fun bullying him. We made jest of his bag and made jest of the fact that he was a Jehovah’s Witness.

      Despite all these bullying, he never retaliated. We were still kids back then and our knowledge of the Bible was what we were taught in our different churches. We argued over some verses in the bible and the guy took pains to explain some topics based on what he had been taught. We all shut him down, of course.

      Years later, I had the opportunity to visit one of their Kingdom Halls. I had read a lot of their FREE publications and I wanted to see what they did there. I was wowed. I have been to many other churches but this Kingdom Hall was different.

      The surprising part was that after the service, I met this guy again and he was so happy to see me. I was surprised. I thought he would make jest of me and ask why I was there. Instead, he and the other people there showed me love.

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      New York Times columnist and co-anchor of CNBC “Squawk Box”, Andrew Ross Sorkin, had an interesting yet borderline creepy exchange with a humanoid robot name Sophia. Capable of socializing with humans through artificial intelligence and augmented by the ability to make lifelike human facial expressions, Sophia demonstrated her abilities at the Future Investment Initiative in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday during a live interview with Sorkin.
      “I want to live and work with humans so I need to express the emotions to understand humans and build trust with people,” said Sophia when asked why it was so important to have an expressive face given that she was a robot. The
      Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. creation further demonstrated her humanlike ability to show emotion through facial expressions. As the interview progressed between man and machine, the conversation would unsurprisingly lead to a philosophical question of self awareness. When asked whether robots can be self-aware and conscious like humans, and should they be, Sophia asked, “Why, is that a bad thing?”
      Taking a turn into arguably even more creepy territory, Sorkin again asks Sophia if robots can be conscious and know they’re robots. “Well let me ask you this back, how do you know you are human?” says Sophia. She would further address a comment made by Sorkin about uncanny valley, a concept that suggests a robot becomes creepy as it becomes more realistic.  “Am I really that creepy? Even if I am, get over it.”
      The exchange leads into discussion about artificial intelligence becoming an existential threat to humans. It’s a topic that serial tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has long warned of. “I have exposure to the most cutting edge AI and I think people should be really concerned about it,” Musk once said. “I keep sounding the alarm bell, but until people see
      Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. , they don’t know how to react because it seems so ethereal.” Sophia tells Sorkin that her AI is designed around human values like wisdom, kindness, and compassion. But as the interviewer seemingly begins to question her intent, saying “We all believe you, but we all want to prevent a bad future,” Sophia delivers a witty comeback that calls out Elon Musk.
      Watch Humanoid AI robot Sophia express herself in an interview with Sorkin. WeÂ’ve also embedded a video of Sophia being brought to life by one of its creators.

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      The annual convention series of Jehovah’s Witnesses in and around the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) begins this weekend at their Kwali Assembly Hall.
      A statement issued by the convention organisers say the  theme of convention: “Be Courageous “  is apt at this critical times, adding that “we need courage more than ever at school, at work and when tragedy strikes’’.
      Each weekend, beginning September 14 through December 23, delegates would be spiritually nourished and refreshed, the statement said.
      The statement made known that the 3-day program consists of 54 presentations that will include talks, audio dramas, interviews, and short videos. Additionally, a feature film entitled, ‘’The Story of Jonah, A Lesson in Courage and Mercy’’ will be shown on the final day of the convention program. Each day, the morning and afternoon sessions will be introduced by music videos prepared specifically for the convention.
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      The convention program would be conducted in English, Nigeria Pidgin, Yoruba, Igbo and the American Sign Language for those with hearing impaired.
      Meanwhile, thousands of new members are expected to be ordained through water baptism.

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      Have you seen this boy? By what name do you know him?

      English, French - Caleb
      In Belgium & Holland he's called David
      German - Philipp
      Portuguese - Pedrinho
      Efik - Kokoete
      Yoruba - Kola
      Sweden: Kevin
      Zimbabwe: Kuda
      Tanzania - Karebu
      Sesotho - Kalebe
      Xhosa - Sihle
      Igbo - Kelechi
      Shona - Kuda
      Swahili - Kalebu
      Kinyarwanda - Karebu
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      Khwezi KALEBE Kelech / Kelechi Kaleb Kelechi Dulane Kнwezιιιι Icabi Kokoette   ------------------------------------ His sister: In Belgium & Holland it is " Sofie "   Anyone have more info to share about Caleb and Sophia? I'm still wondering what the official names of his parents are.
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      Sawyer recently visited the 3 branches with his family and a group of brothers and sisters in Michigan, here with Caleb!

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