“Jehovah’s Friend” DVD announced

The Watchtower Society is releasing a four-part DVD called “Become Jehovah’s Friend” at the 2012 summer District Conventions. As with many new releases, within hours of its first distribution on June 26th, active Jehovah’s Witnesses and Watchtower critics had posted all of the DVD’s segments on YouTube.com.

Within days the Watchtower filed copyright infringement complaints, obligating YouTube.com to take most of them down and send warning notices to the original posters.

During a 2012 District Assembly in Oregon USA, the speaker announcing the new release  repeatedly emphasized that this DVD’s videos are not about entertaining Jehovah’s Witnesses’ children, but rather to “inculcate them.” -Deut. 6:6,7.

After seeing these videos, ask yourself if you really want the Watchtower Society inculcating your children.

in·cul·cate   [in-kuhl-keyt, in-kuhl-keyt] Show IPA
verb (used with object), in·cul·cat·ed, in·cul·cat·ing.
1. to implant by repeated statement or admonition;
teach persistently and earnestly (usually followed by upon or in ): to inculcate virtue in the young.
2. to cause or influence (someone) to accept an idea or feeling (usually followed by with ):
Socrates inculcated his pupils with the love of truth.

New humorous versions and extended critical commentaries went up on YouTube almost overnight. Since the law allows for “fair use” of copyrighted material when used in satire, parody, commentary, or criticism, that’s exactly what happened. Within days, it was almost impossible to see the original Watchtower versions, but there was a virtual smorgasbord of both hilarious and severely critical versions of elements of the DVD widely available and accessible.

Rather than offer my own commentary on the quality, competence, or logic of the original DVD at this time, I will instead provide you with some excellent examples of modified versions. I’m sure that some of these adaptations will be keeping the Governing Body Awake! at night for the next few months. The brothers at Bethel who actually wrote the scripts and prepped the visuals will probably be getting missionary assignments in remote villages in Borneo or as Special Pioneers in Somalia.


Thanks to “John Cedars,” “KingdomHallOfJWs,” “JehovahsWatch Tower,” and “Cumbuskenisawesome” for their hard work and quirky humor.

4 thoughts on ““Jehovah’s Friend” DVD announced

  1. This shouldn’t surprise us old timers out there. Being born and raised under the Wiz of Oz one was always subject to that hated question, “Do you want Jehovah angry at you?” My parents used this idiotic question whenever I did something that displeased them, not so much that what I had done was a sin or wrong. The intelligence of this DVD is pathetic. Duh! Can you say robot? Oh crap, where did I put my Papa Smurf action figure?

  2. Dear Mr. Adams,
    I want my child hood back. especially the teens. I missed out on a lot of sex, drugs, and rock & roll because of your freeky brain washing property grab scam.


  3. I am right with you!!! Jehovah’s Wittnesses are currently brainwashing half of my family. ;( My 22 year old niece is considered too young to have a boyfriend. She was home schooled by her insane mother… she is currently pioneering, ( her second year) and is doing janitorial work at night. Yeah! You go God! Great work!!

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