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New DVD "Become Jehovah's Friend"

    M treadnh2o posted Sun, 27 May 2012 15:06:00 GMT(5/27/2012)

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    Hey Peeps,

    It's been a long while since I've posted (I am completely out - wife and kids still in) but thought you might this interesting.

    They came home from the District Convention yesterday with the new DVD intended for kids. They popped it in right away and this is what happens:

    Anthony Morris, Governing Body member begins with an introduction. He refers to the "Governing Body" three times and uses the term "we" or "our" at least a half dozen other times, all in less than 2 minutes. Additional references were made to other Watchtower publications in this same short introduction. Interestingly no reference was made to Jesus. I have always discounted references by others here that the Watchtower was eliminating Jesus and focusing on the Governing Body being the mediator from Jehovah. But this introduction really solidified this argument. It was uncomfortably weird and poorly edited.

    Anyway, the DVD started and I had no idea what to expect. Holy crap! It was animated. Very Toy Story-esque, although the quality was not as high the animation was pretty good. The first thing that popped into my head was “brilliant marketing”! I was immediately disappointed that perhaps this organization created something that could actually capture my kids interest. Upon watching it the adults were trying to figure out what horrible accent the father character was using. I still don’t know but joked that they picked someone in the writing department who thought they had a Spanish, French, Italian etc., you pick it, accent. All the adults laughed and agreed. I should point out that my kids are at the targeted age for this publication. Well here was the test….

    Within a minute, one kid went to his room to play with his “violent” toys lol!

    One went to the computer to play games.

    One grabbed the I-phone to play games

    Within 5 minutes all the adults lost interest and put normal TV on.

    I have no idea what to make of this but thought you all might like a story with a happy ending

    Until next time,

    Tread

    F mrsjones5 posted Sun, 27 May 2012 15:09:00 GMT(5/27/2012)

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    The title sounds kinda creepy, which doesn't leave much hope for the DVD. Not surprised that the kiddies weren't impressed.

    exwhyzee posted Sun, 27 May 2012 15:12:00 GMT(5/27/2012)

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    Any chance of downloading some of it and positing it on here. On second thought that might not be a good idea since it might wind up on Internet and spoil the suprise before they've had a chance to release it to the clamoring public.

    M treadnh2o posted Sun, 27 May 2012 15:12:00 GMT(5/27/2012)

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    I cant make this up....

    As soon as I hit send on the previos post, an Elder called me and said "Why dont you come to the drama this afternoon? Your son would love to see you here. We even saved you a seat". For real? I havent been to an assembly in 5 years! My response "Why dont I just go pick him up for lunch and not come back. No chance buddy!"

    The idiot is probably coutning an hour field service time for that phone call!

    InterestedOne posted Sun, 27 May 2012 15:20:00 GMT(5/27/2012)

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    Excellent response to his cheap attempt to exploit your child-parent relationship.

    St George of England posted Sun, 27 May 2012 15:31:00 GMT(5/27/2012)

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    This would be great on YouTube!

    George

    compound complex posted Sun, 27 May 2012 15:31:00 GMT(5/27/2012)

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    Welcome back, tread:

    Type "Become Jehovah's Friend" into Google and see what pops up about eight entries down!

    All the best,

    CoCo

    F Gayle posted Sun, 27 May 2012 15:38:00 GMT(5/27/2012)

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    how long is the program of this this dvd?

    I am wondering with these dvds,,is it one of those things JWs will watch once and be done with it? At least with books or booklets/pamphlets that become a "study" and "comment" meeting over and over (as repitious mind control tactic), do these dvds get shown at the KH to be seen over and over again?

    Sounds like your kids weren't enraptured with it, thankfully. Especially just after having to sit all day at convention, plenty much enough for poor kids. Lucky (hee-hee), your kids have you to help them develop their free minds and hearts!

    Well, I would think in time the dvd will get "YouTubed."

    p.s. side thought: did you get possibly, how many baptized there and attendance number? Thanks!

    Finkelstein posted Sun, 27 May 2012 16:09:00 GMT(5/27/2012)

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    "Become Jehovah's Friend"

    By buying and selling his products from his publishing house the WTS. Corporation.

    This will appease him well and guaranty to not whack you come his great day of judgment known as Armageddon.

    breakfast of champions posted Sun, 27 May 2012 16:17:00 GMT(5/27/2012)

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    Wasn't there another kids DVD released at this convention?

    Listen, Obey, or be Killed at Armageddon or something like that?

    Are these targeted at different age groups?

    M treadnh2o posted Sun, 27 May 2012 16:53:00 GMT(5/27/2012)

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    Gayle,

    The video is 15 minutes long according to the DVD cover.

    As far as any other answers to everyones other questions or request to post, I dont even want to give anyone the idea (wife) that I might care enough to ask. I mean this respectfully but, I hope everyone here can get to the point where both this site and more importantly the religion is too irrelevant to care or be bothered by either. It's a wonderful feeling. It only stinks that every once in a while something pops up the reminds a person you can never escape completely.

    Chariklo posted Sun, 27 May 2012 17:01:00 GMT(5/27/2012)

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    Sickening.

    Can you put in onto Youtube so the whole world can see the indoctrination process?

    daringhart13 posted Sun, 27 May 2012 17:06:00 GMT(5/27/2012)

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    Someone sent it to me last night.

    Disgusting.

    Funny how the Internet is now used for preaching and PIXAR like animation is now used for kids.

    Weren't all of these things 'warnings' just a few years ago?

    puffthedragon posted Sun, 27 May 2012 18:26:00 GMT(5/27/2012)

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    new dvd cover

    new dvd back

    F shopaholic posted Sun, 27 May 2012 18:32:00 GMT(5/27/2012)

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    Wow...are there lyrics with a bouncing ball on the Sing With Us portion?

    MrFreeze posted Sun, 27 May 2012 18:45:00 GMT(5/27/2012)

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    I don't to be Jehovah's friend. He is an a-hole who only takes and never gives. What kind of friend is that?

    00DAD posted Sun, 27 May 2012 18:54:00 GMT(5/27/2012)

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    Is that DVD cover for real or a fake? If it's the actual cover, it's pretty scary stuff!!!

    "Listen, Obey and Be Blessed" = MIND CONTROL

    00DAD posted Sun, 27 May 2012 18:56:00 GMT(5/27/2012)

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    Interestingly no reference was made to Jesus.

    What a surprise. It's not like he matters. He's been Invisibly Present for 98 years with absolutely NO VISIBLE AFFECT OR EVIDENCE OF SAID PRESENCE!

    puffthedragon posted Sun, 27 May 2012 18:59:00 GMT(5/27/2012)

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    Yes it is real, here are the other ones that I could get.

    http://www.jehovahs-witness.net/watchtower/bible/226205/1/Thank-our-friends-at-JW-Talk-for-the-Convention-Release-Scans

    M slimboyfat posted Sun, 27 May 2012 19:16:00 GMT(5/27/2012)

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    Wow this is too creepy.

    "You must obey" direct to children from the GB.

    It's a far cry from Jack Barr reading the "Listening to the Great Teacher" book that I actually enjoyed when I was young.

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