Blade Runner mentioned in the Watchtower

by ThomasCovenant 32 Replies latest jw friends

  • sir82

    Ironic, considering just how much hard-R content is found in their own scriptures.

    Hard R?

    If filmed, it would be beyond even "x-rated". It would be a snuff film:

    Judges 19:25-29:

    But the men refused to listen to him, so the man grabbed hold of his concubine and brought her outside to them. They raped her and abused her all night long until the morning. Then they sent her away at the break of dawn. Early in the morning, the woman came and fell down at the entrance of the man’s house where her master was and lay there until it was light. When her master got up in the morning and opened the doors of the house to go out to resume his journey, he saw the woman, his concubine, lying at the entrance of the house with her hands on the threshold. So he said to her: “Get up; let us go.” But there was no answer. The man then put her on the donkey and set out for his home.

    When he reached his house, he took the slaughtering knife and took hold of his concubine and cut her up limb by limb into 12 pieces and sent one piece into each territory of Israel.
  • javierjiminy

    @john.prester I vaguely remember the Arbiter illustration too! Do you happen to know exactly when it appeared? Would love to see it again for the laughs. lol

  • jws

    So they talk about movies LONG after they come out? How is that supposed to warn anybody?

    Blade Runner: released 6/25/1982 - Awake 4/8/1984
    Star Trek 2: released 6/4/1982 - Awake 4/8/1984
    Basic Instinct: released 3/20/1992 - Awake 11/8/1992
    Die Hard 2: released 7/3/1990 - Awake 12/22/1990
    Jaws: released 6/20/1975 - Awake 3/8/1993
    Indiana Jones: released 6/12/1981 - Awake 3/8/1993
    ET: released 6/11/1982 - Awake 7/8/1983
    The Exorcist: released 12/26/1973 - Watchtower 7/15/1983

  • jws

    For some reason, the last half cut off. I was saying by the time they're reviewing it, the movie going congregation has already seen it and formed their own opinion.

    I remember people liking ET as a good wholesome movie. And a year later, after everyone's seen it, the WTBS is going to denigrate it? People are thinking "What? That was a good movie". Making the writing department look that much more like idiots.

  • sir82

    So they talk about movies LONG after they come out? How is that supposed to warn anybody?

    Purpose isn't to warn, it's to heap up loads of guilt on any JW who happened to see it.

    Not sure if you've ever noticed, but the WTS is big on making people feel guilty for doing normal stuff.

  • Captain Schmideo2
    Captain Schmideo2

    You haven't even mentioned the Awake on comic books...

  • smiddy3

    So they talk about movies LONG after they come out? How is that supposed to warn anybody

    Good point jws

    That reminds me of a direction given in the 1980`s that the only "News" worth reading was "Watching The World " at the inside back cover of the "Awake" magazine

    The only trouble was that it was biased and about 3 months behind the times

  • stillin

    I loved the self-righteousness that some Witnesses had about not watching R rated movies. "If a WORLDLY board of movie reviewers says this movie should be rated R, how should WE feel about it?"

  • punkofnice

    How do they know they're bad by mentally unstable cult standards if no one is allowed to watch them?

    Are they viewed by some old sanctimonious WBT$ twat that smells off piss, in a bunker deep in Warwick that watches them under strictly mentally retarded controlled conditions?

    It's madness how they go after the entertainment industry yet won't go after sexual predators in their own ranks.

  • 2+2=5

    Doesn’t even need to be R rated, you can’t be sure that Jehovah won’t start getting jealous if your enjoyment level spikes during any film.

    You can watch a movie, but you are supposed to be enjoying Jehovah the most.

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