New DVD "Become Jehovah's Friend"

by treadnh2o 364 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • Dagney
    Dagney

    The "obey" message is loud and clear, and I think the kids are the secondary target audience.

    Got the call tonight with the DC rundown, and heard how much jah loves me. Made me want to throw up hearing that after seeing this video.

  • brizzzy
    brizzzy

    Someone I'm really close to has been out for several years, but he's always held back on calling the JWs a cult. He just didn't want to go quite as far as using that word.

    I showed this to him today, and at first he was POSITIVE it must be satire. Once I convinced him it was real, he was like "OK, eff it. They're a CULT. This is grotesque." He's a very quiet, rational, and calm person, and I've barely ever heard him even raise his voice. But he was truly INCENSED by this. I don't think I've ever heard him so livid.

  • NewChapter
    NewChapter

    LOL, looks like the vids have been removed.

  • baltar447
  • brizzzy
  • palmtree67
    palmtree67
    "Who likes magic? Jehovah? Or........SATAN?"

    I haven't seen the video yet, so I hear that quote in the Church Lady's voice from SNL......

  • NewChapter
    NewChapter

    I think the vids may still be there. It might be my comp that isn't picking them up. Sorry bout that.

  • mrsjones5
    mrsjones5

    " I haven't seen the video yet, so I hear that quote in the Church Lady's voice from SNL......"

    LoL, totally!

  • NewChapter
    NewChapter

    I can't paste it, because I had to switch to firefox, but the third part with the singing does not show those children interacting with anyone but their parents. Considering how they mom made that dreadful face when a friend was mentioned, and that even in KH shot, the kids were only with their parents, I just find the entire thing weird.

    NC

  • metaspy
    metaspy

    this dvd makes me sick.

    Essentially it shows that the watchtower knows that the 1st world countries are a loss for door to door.
    They have turned their attention to keeping the children of those in already.

  • therevealer
    therevealer

    download the vid from the other thread

  • exwhyzee
    exwhyzee

    I was half expecting that toy Wizard to come flying back out of the trash can. Maybe if enough JW kids see the Wizard on this video, it will show up one day at some Kingdom Hall doing cartwheels on the literature counter and will replace the somewhat outdated smurf legend. After all viewing a wizard or owning a DVD with a wizard in it could be enough to invite the demons in.

    I'm surprised that they didn't tell Caleb that when he disobeys Mommy and Daddy , it makes the baby Jesus cry. But then again might be placing undue emphasis on Jesus.

  • compound complex
    compound complex

    Thanks, NewChapter, for the explanation on the dream sequence regarding the marbles. Glad I missed it.

    That serpent-entwined wizard I could not believe - bad taste or just plain weird?

  • Billy the Ex-Bethelite
    Billy the Ex-Bethelite

    Is it just me, or does the dad seem to be made studly with a suave Latino Dracula voice, broad shoulders, strong chest, almost proportional head while the mom seems like a grouchy shrew with a head much bigger than her shoulders, small chest, just overall unflatteringly disproportional? And on her knees cleaning the floor with a sponge? Hasn't she heard of a swiffer, mop, or vacuum? And that kid has a huge head with stick neck, arms, and legs. I understand it's supposed to just be cartoonish, but I don't understand why they made mom and kid look freakish compared to dad.

  • compound complex
    compound complex

    Billy:

    It's all about symbolism.

    Dad = God

  • AnnOMaly
    AnnOMaly

    Got it! I know what's missing. The artist forgot to draw buttons where the parents' eyes should be!

  • cedars
    cedars

    I'm actually so angry about this video, I've decided to contact the press about it. Particularly the satanic wizard doll scene.

    I'll keep you all posted.

    Cedars

  • brizzzy
    brizzzy

    Oh my gosh, the Coraline analogy totally fits!

  • light_bulb
    light_bulb

    This just made me sooo sad, that my nieces and nephews are going to have to watch this.

  • cedars
    cedars

    Here's a transcript of the key parts of the "Sparlock the warrior wizard" scene:

    Caleb: Look at Sparlock’s magic cape!

    Mum: Caleb, what toy is that?

    Caleb: It’s Sparlock, the warrior wizard!

    Mum: Woah! A warrior wizard?!

    Caleb: Yeh, my friend gave it to me. All the kids are going to see the movie. Can I see it too?

    Mum: Oh, your friend gave this to you… hm. You look pretty excited about this. Why don’t you come over here and get your snack, okay? (sighs)

    (Caleb sits down to have his snack.)

    Mum: Is this toy magical?

    Caleb: Uh-huh.

    Mum: Caleb, who likes Magic? Jehovah? Or Satan?!

    Caleb: Satan.

    Mum: Right. Magic is bad. That’s why Jehovah hates it. Do you REALLY wanna play with something that Jehovah hates?

    (Caleb looks at his toy sorrowfully.)

    Mum: Do you remember who we learned about at family worship? Who is this?

    Caleb: Adam and Eve.

    Mum: Right! Did they obey Jehovah?

    Caleb: No. They disobeyed Jehovah. And he got very sad.

    Mum: So what if you disobey Jehovah, and play with toys he doesn’t like?

    (Caleb scratches his head)

    Mum: Do you think Jehovah will be happy? Or sad?

    (Caleb imagines a snake hanging down from a tree next to him, clutching his toy suggestively)

    Caleb: Sad.

    Mum: Yeh. Do you want Jehovah to be sad?

    Caleb: No! (slaps the imaginary snake away with his hand) I don’t want Jehovah to be sad with me.

    Mum: No, I don’t want Jehovah to be sad with you either! So what do YOU think you should do with this toy?

    (Caleb looks at his toy again. The next scene shows him throwing it in the garbage bin outside while his Mum opens it for him.)

    Mum: Caleb, I am so proud of you! You made mommy very happy! And you know who else is happy?

    Caleb: Jehovah!

    Mum: Yes! Jehovah loves you very much for obeying him Caleb. Hey, you know what I wanna do?

    Caleb: What?

    Mum: I wanna go ride bikes!

    Caleb: Yay!

    Mum: Let’s go!

    Cedars

Topic Summary

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:.

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