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,