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    The Librarian got a reaction from 4Jah2me in What Makes Jehovah's Witnesses Unique?   
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    The Librarian got a reaction from Arauna in What Makes Jehovah's Witnesses Unique?   
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    The Librarian got a reaction from Isabella in What Makes Jehovah's Witnesses Unique?   
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    The Librarian got a reaction from Joan Kennedy in What Makes Jehovah's Witnesses Unique?   
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    The Librarian got a reaction from Arauna in The public talk title today was, "Where can you find security in this world?"   
    The public talk title today was, " where can you find security in this world?"
    The brother giving the talk gave a very nice illustration, inspired by a true event. Psalm 91:1 states, "Anyone dwelling in the secret place of the Most High, Will procure himself lodging under the very shadow of the Almighty One." So what is that Secret place? and how can you find security there? This illustration also makes it clear as to how we should deal with each other in the christian congregation if any misunderstanding or conflicts arise.And here it is:
    Imagine that you are at the kingdom hall or any other place with some brothers and sisters, and suddenly war broke out, rebels are moving all over the place with guns and knives, randomly killing everyone they saw.Now all present started to search for a place to hide, and finally found a place and all hid themselves. It was a tight, dark , cold room, not enough space for anybody to move. Then one of the brothers/sisters decides to move a bit, and steps on your foot, and that hurt you alot. WILL YOU SHOUT? Will you start complaining that its a tight, dark room and you can't stay in there? You know that rebels are all over the place searching for people, and you know what will happen if you SHOUT. Of course, if you decide not to shout, then all of you will be safe. And if you decide to shout, well you know what will happen. 
    Likewise, the christian congregation today serves as a "secret place" for Jehovah's people. You can be safe from the pressures of the world around you. And you might have conflicts or misunderstanding with some brothers or sisters, you might get insulted, judged. Now will you SHOUT? in another sense, will you COMPLAIN? You know that satan, the REBEL, "walks about like a roaring lion, seeking to devour someone", ( 1 Peter 5:8). If the REBEL, sees any signs of discouragement or hears any complaining, he will creep in and cause division, or may drift you away from the "SECRET PLACE". But if you keep quiet, then all will be safe.
    So next time a conflict arises between you and any of your brothers or sisters, WILL YOU SHOUT ??
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    The Librarian got a reaction from Arauna in THE DEVIL’S BEST TOOL   
    It was announced that the Devil was going out of business and that he would offer all his tools for sale to whom ever would pay the price. 

    On the night of the sale, they were all attractively displayed and marked with a price, even so, they were a bad looking lot: 

    Malice, Hatred, Envy, Deceit, Jealousy and Sensuality and all the other implements of evil were spread out. 

    Apart from the rest, lay a harmless looking wedge shaped tool. Much worn and priced higher than any of the others. Someone asked the Devil, "What is that?" 

    That is "DISCOURAGEMENT", THE DEVIL REPLIED! 

    "But why do you have it priced so high?", the prospective purchaser inquired. 

    BECAUSE SAID THE DEVIL; " It is more useful to me than any of the others. I can pry open and get inside a man's soul with it. I can do this when I can not get near him with any of the other tools I possess.. Once I get inside his mind with discouragement, I can use him in whatever way suits me best. The reason this tool is so worn, is that I can use it with nearly everyone. So, very few know that it belongs to me! 

    It hardly needs to be added, that the Devil's price was so high for discouragement that it was never sold. He still owns it and uses it today!  
     
    - contributed  by email - Many thanks Jenni
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    The Librarian got a reaction from GINHAL in THE DEVIL’S BEST TOOL   
    It was announced that the Devil was going out of business and that he would offer all his tools for sale to whom ever would pay the price. 

    On the night of the sale, they were all attractively displayed and marked with a price, even so, they were a bad looking lot: 

    Malice, Hatred, Envy, Deceit, Jealousy and Sensuality and all the other implements of evil were spread out. 

    Apart from the rest, lay a harmless looking wedge shaped tool. Much worn and priced higher than any of the others. Someone asked the Devil, "What is that?" 

    That is "DISCOURAGEMENT", THE DEVIL REPLIED! 

    "But why do you have it priced so high?", the prospective purchaser inquired. 

    BECAUSE SAID THE DEVIL; " It is more useful to me than any of the others. I can pry open and get inside a man's soul with it. I can do this when I can not get near him with any of the other tools I possess.. Once I get inside his mind with discouragement, I can use him in whatever way suits me best. The reason this tool is so worn, is that I can use it with nearly everyone. So, very few know that it belongs to me! 

    It hardly needs to be added, that the Devil's price was so high for discouragement that it was never sold. He still owns it and uses it today!  
     
    - contributed  by email - Many thanks Jenni
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    The Librarian got a reaction from 4Jah2me in THE DEVIL’S BEST TOOL   
    It was announced that the Devil was going out of business and that he would offer all his tools for sale to whom ever would pay the price. 

    On the night of the sale, they were all attractively displayed and marked with a price, even so, they were a bad looking lot: 

    Malice, Hatred, Envy, Deceit, Jealousy and Sensuality and all the other implements of evil were spread out. 

    Apart from the rest, lay a harmless looking wedge shaped tool. Much worn and priced higher than any of the others. Someone asked the Devil, "What is that?" 

    That is "DISCOURAGEMENT", THE DEVIL REPLIED! 

    "But why do you have it priced so high?", the prospective purchaser inquired. 

    BECAUSE SAID THE DEVIL; " It is more useful to me than any of the others. I can pry open and get inside a man's soul with it. I can do this when I can not get near him with any of the other tools I possess.. Once I get inside his mind with discouragement, I can use him in whatever way suits me best. The reason this tool is so worn, is that I can use it with nearly everyone. So, very few know that it belongs to me! 

    It hardly needs to be added, that the Devil's price was so high for discouragement that it was never sold. He still owns it and uses it today!  
     
    - contributed  by email - Many thanks Jenni
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    The Librarian got a reaction from JW Insider in THE DEVIL’S BEST TOOL   
    It was announced that the Devil was going out of business and that he would offer all his tools for sale to whom ever would pay the price. 

    On the night of the sale, they were all attractively displayed and marked with a price, even so, they were a bad looking lot: 

    Malice, Hatred, Envy, Deceit, Jealousy and Sensuality and all the other implements of evil were spread out. 

    Apart from the rest, lay a harmless looking wedge shaped tool. Much worn and priced higher than any of the others. Someone asked the Devil, "What is that?" 

    That is "DISCOURAGEMENT", THE DEVIL REPLIED! 

    "But why do you have it priced so high?", the prospective purchaser inquired. 

    BECAUSE SAID THE DEVIL; " It is more useful to me than any of the others. I can pry open and get inside a man's soul with it. I can do this when I can not get near him with any of the other tools I possess.. Once I get inside his mind with discouragement, I can use him in whatever way suits me best. The reason this tool is so worn, is that I can use it with nearly everyone. So, very few know that it belongs to me! 

    It hardly needs to be added, that the Devil's price was so high for discouragement that it was never sold. He still owns it and uses it today!  
     
    - contributed  by email - Many thanks Jenni
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    The Librarian got a reaction from JW Insider in "If We Only Understood" by Brother C.T.Russell   
    "If We Only Understood" by Brother C.T.Russell

    Could we draw aside the curtains
    That surround each other's lives,
    See the naked heart and spirit,
    Know what spur the action gives-

    Often we would find it better,
    Purer than we judged we would
    We would love each other better
    If we only understood.

    Could we judge all deeds by motives,
    See the good and bad within,
    Often we would love the sinner
    All the while we loathe the sin.

    Could we know the powers working
    To overthrow integrity,
    We would judge each other's errors
    With more patient charity.

    If we knew the cares and trials,
    Knew the efforts all in vain,
    And the bitter disappointments-
    Understood the loss and gain-

    Would the grim external roughness Seem,
    I wonder, just the same? Would we help where we now hinder?
    Would we pity where we blame?

    Ah, we judge each other harshly,
    Knowing not life's hidden force;
    Knowing not the fount of action
    Is less turbid at it's source.

    Seeing not amid the evil
    All the golden grains of good,
    Oh, we'd love each other better If we only understood.

    Charles T. Russell From "Poems of Dawn" 1912
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    The Librarian got a reaction from Isabella in THE DEVIL’S BEST TOOL   
    It was announced that the Devil was going out of business and that he would offer all his tools for sale to whom ever would pay the price. 

    On the night of the sale, they were all attractively displayed and marked with a price, even so, they were a bad looking lot: 

    Malice, Hatred, Envy, Deceit, Jealousy and Sensuality and all the other implements of evil were spread out. 

    Apart from the rest, lay a harmless looking wedge shaped tool. Much worn and priced higher than any of the others. Someone asked the Devil, "What is that?" 

    That is "DISCOURAGEMENT", THE DEVIL REPLIED! 

    "But why do you have it priced so high?", the prospective purchaser inquired. 

    BECAUSE SAID THE DEVIL; " It is more useful to me than any of the others. I can pry open and get inside a man's soul with it. I can do this when I can not get near him with any of the other tools I possess.. Once I get inside his mind with discouragement, I can use him in whatever way suits me best. The reason this tool is so worn, is that I can use it with nearly everyone. So, very few know that it belongs to me! 

    It hardly needs to be added, that the Devil's price was so high for discouragement that it was never sold. He still owns it and uses it today!  
     
    - contributed  by email - Many thanks Jenni
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    The Librarian got a reaction from Isabella in "If We Only Understood" by Brother C.T.Russell   
    "If We Only Understood" by Brother C.T.Russell

    Could we draw aside the curtains
    That surround each other's lives,
    See the naked heart and spirit,
    Know what spur the action gives-

    Often we would find it better,
    Purer than we judged we would
    We would love each other better
    If we only understood.

    Could we judge all deeds by motives,
    See the good and bad within,
    Often we would love the sinner
    All the while we loathe the sin.

    Could we know the powers working
    To overthrow integrity,
    We would judge each other's errors
    With more patient charity.

    If we knew the cares and trials,
    Knew the efforts all in vain,
    And the bitter disappointments-
    Understood the loss and gain-

    Would the grim external roughness Seem,
    I wonder, just the same? Would we help where we now hinder?
    Would we pity where we blame?

    Ah, we judge each other harshly,
    Knowing not life's hidden force;
    Knowing not the fount of action
    Is less turbid at it's source.

    Seeing not amid the evil
    All the golden grains of good,
    Oh, we'd love each other better If we only understood.

    Charles T. Russell From "Poems of Dawn" 1912
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    The Librarian got a reaction from Isabella in The public talk title today was, "Where can you find security in this world?"   
    The public talk title today was, " where can you find security in this world?"
    The brother giving the talk gave a very nice illustration, inspired by a true event. Psalm 91:1 states, "Anyone dwelling in the secret place of the Most High, Will procure himself lodging under the very shadow of the Almighty One." So what is that Secret place? and how can you find security there? This illustration also makes it clear as to how we should deal with each other in the christian congregation if any misunderstanding or conflicts arise.And here it is:
    Imagine that you are at the kingdom hall or any other place with some brothers and sisters, and suddenly war broke out, rebels are moving all over the place with guns and knives, randomly killing everyone they saw.Now all present started to search for a place to hide, and finally found a place and all hid themselves. It was a tight, dark , cold room, not enough space for anybody to move. Then one of the brothers/sisters decides to move a bit, and steps on your foot, and that hurt you alot. WILL YOU SHOUT? Will you start complaining that its a tight, dark room and you can't stay in there? You know that rebels are all over the place searching for people, and you know what will happen if you SHOUT. Of course, if you decide not to shout, then all of you will be safe. And if you decide to shout, well you know what will happen. 
    Likewise, the christian congregation today serves as a "secret place" for Jehovah's people. You can be safe from the pressures of the world around you. And you might have conflicts or misunderstanding with some brothers or sisters, you might get insulted, judged. Now will you SHOUT? in another sense, will you COMPLAIN? You know that satan, the REBEL, "walks about like a roaring lion, seeking to devour someone", ( 1 Peter 5:8). If the REBEL, sees any signs of discouragement or hears any complaining, he will creep in and cause division, or may drift you away from the "SECRET PLACE". But if you keep quiet, then all will be safe.
    So next time a conflict arises between you and any of your brothers or sisters, WILL YOU SHOUT ??
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    The Librarian got a reaction from Isabella in Kobe Bryant: Basketball legend dies in helicopter crash   
    In some ways, it’s surprising that private air travel remains so dangerous, especially 👀 as flying on a commercial ✈️ is now one of the safest things you can do — safer even than even walking. In 2013, an MIT statistics professor calculated that “flying [on a passenger ✈️] has become so reliable that a traveler could fly every day for an average of 123,000 years before being in a fatal crash.” While in 2018, some 393 people were killed in civil aviation accidents across the United States, only one of those deaths was an airline passenger fatality. Worldwide, commercial airline fatalities actually fell 50 percent in 2019.
    Context is important, of course: Helicopters, which are a favored transport of the uber-wealthy, tend to fly at lower altitudes than airplanes and thus increase the overall chance of crashing into hillsides and buildings when compared to jets. Still, helicopters are a relatively safe mode of transportation — except when it comes to personal and private flights, which “account for just 3 percent of flight hours but more than a quarter of fatal accidents,” NPR reports.
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    The Librarian got a reaction from James Thomas Rook Jr. in Kobe Bryant: Basketball legend dies in helicopter crash   
    In some ways, it’s surprising that private air travel remains so dangerous, especially 👀 as flying on a commercial ✈️ is now one of the safest things you can do — safer even than even walking. In 2013, an MIT statistics professor calculated that “flying [on a passenger ✈️] has become so reliable that a traveler could fly every day for an average of 123,000 years before being in a fatal crash.” While in 2018, some 393 people were killed in civil aviation accidents across the United States, only one of those deaths was an airline passenger fatality. Worldwide, commercial airline fatalities actually fell 50 percent in 2019.
    Context is important, of course: Helicopters, which are a favored transport of the uber-wealthy, tend to fly at lower altitudes than airplanes and thus increase the overall chance of crashing into hillsides and buildings when compared to jets. Still, helicopters are a relatively safe mode of transportation — except when it comes to personal and private flights, which “account for just 3 percent of flight hours but more than a quarter of fatal accidents,” NPR reports.
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    The Librarian got a reaction from Claudia Sanchez in 2020 off to a stressful start   
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    The Librarian reacted to admin in New Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Pandemic (aka WuFlu)   
    @The Librarian 
    You know it's never good when a public health scientist starts off a tweet with "HOLY MOTHER OF GOD."    
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    The Librarian reacted to admin in New Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Pandemic (aka WuFlu)   
    @The Librarian 
    That's just the virus attempting to shed the human host skin. 😷    
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    The Librarian reacted to admin in New Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Pandemic (aka WuFlu)   
    One of the doctors in a Wuhan hospital has just died.


    70,000 theaters shut down
    Disneyland shutdown
    40+ million in quarantine
    29 out of 31 Chinese provinces have infected
    No travel agencies allowed to book any tours or trips in any region of China
    Roads being blocked with dirt/rocks
    Chinese officials with assault weapons in hazmat suits guarding transportation hubs in Wuhan.
    Seems like a lot for 1300 people or in other terms 0.0001083 of Chinese population.
    I heard a Mongolian citizen say they were shutting down transport there as well as schools and businesses.
    Something just doesn't sit right, this virus incubates for 14 days so we probably have a lot more numbers to come.
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    The Librarian got a reaction from Arauna in 2020 Yeartext of Jehovah's Witnesses   

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