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Do JW's examine the nature of the imagery of their sect?

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Imagery is a powerful device in which to capture the imaginations of individuals for the purpose of enticing them into supporting that which is imaged.

Every business - secular or religious based - know the importance of imagery in relation to attracting investors/supporters of said business.

Q: What are the kind of people who are attracted to JW imagery, and why do these particular types fill a niche in the market?

The organisation is able to be studied in this light, as an example as to how long it takes for a small business to gain popularity and how long it takes for the business to grow in the hustle-bustle of the market place and what clientele the organisation is attracting which are otherwise not accounted for in said market place.

The image below, is just one of many which are used to attract a particular type of human being with the expectation of getting them to part with money, and the method used to spread this organisations advertising involves getting the clients themselves to promote the business by freely distributing the propaganda door to door, not even having to pay said clients for the service, as the clients believe they are doing so for the Christian sects claimed leader, "Jehovah", and therefore willingly promote the JW.Org for free, based upon the promise of reward "When Jesus (Jehovah's representative) returns" - or some similar type promise. "Pay in this life - get your reward for service in the next"

With images of what that promised next life will be like.

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There are of course many types of imagery used by this organisation, which gives a clear indication of the types of individuals that the business is focused upon attracting, to build the numbers and maintain their piece of the action in the marketplace.

The image above, represents a white middle-class nuclear family walking hand in hand toward an idyllic scene, appropriately costumed in acceptable garb, and no other humans around.

Q: What does this image invoke in the individual who identifies with it?
Q: Who is most likely going to identify with it?

Obviously the JW organisation is reaching out to white middle class family orientated folk as one type of customer in which they feel their message will take hold and earn money from.

I, for one, can bear witness to the fact that white middle class people representing the organization are predominately the ones knocking on my door, trying to get me to buy into the JW.orgs imagery.

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[Replying to post 60 by William]

One artist or 50. Your attack on one Jehovah's Witness artist is viewed as an attack on all of them.

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[Replying to post 61 by 2timothy316]
One artist or 50. Your attack on one Jehovah's Witness artist is viewed as an attack on all of them.
That is a strange way to look at things, and quite unfounded. All it really does is show the reader you are making excuses for your earlier blunder [which I called you on in post #60 ] rather than simply do the better thing and acknowledge your mistake, and make amends.

I understand that you are emotionally invested in your faith-based beliefs, but if you could make an effort to either argue against what I have actually argued, and refrain from unfounded proclamations such as the one quoted above, or refrain from posting such, that would be well appreciated.

Thank You.

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Yes, I think its fair that we get back to discussing the actual ARTWORK. To recap ...
William wrote: the JWOrg is still invested in portraying white skinned folk as the biblical heros ...
Emphasis MINE

I posted the following in response:

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Watchtower 3/15 p.2
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SOURCE: https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2019325#h=53

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SOURCE: https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1102010144#h=34


Screenshot biblical Drama: Noah—He Walked With God
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SOURCE: https://tv.jw.org/#en/mediaitems/VODMov ... no_x_VIDEO




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[Replying to post 63 by JehovahsWitness]

If you want to get into discussion with me regarding these pictures you posted, you will have to do me the courtesy of quoting me in context.

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[Replying to post 62 by William]

Strange way of looking at things? Yet I'm quite sure you deal with people quite the same way. Someone accuses your family of false accusations, doesn't it feel like an personal attack? Does it matter if was your mate, son, daughter, mother or father? Do you not view such attacks on one as an attack on all? Do you not defend your name? If not then that is truly strange.

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[Replying to post 65 by 2timothy316]
Strange way of looking at things? Yet I'm quite sure you deal with people quite the same way. Someone accuses your family of false accusations, doesn't it feel like an personal attack? Does it matter if was your mate, son, daughter, mother or father? Do you not view such attacks on one as an attack on all? Do you not defend your name? If not then that is truly strange.
Tim: Jesus, someone is attacking a member of my family.

Jesus: So?

Tim: I feel I have to defend the family name.

Jesus: Why?

Tim: Because I would feel strange NOT to.

Jesus: What do you mean by 'feel strange'?

Tim: Because my family expect it of me and it is how I have been taught to react. If I don't, then it makes me feel like I am not part of that family - they would treat me as if I were not because I would be treating them as if I were not.

Jesus: Sometimes you have to do what is RIGHT in The Truth, rather than what is expected of you by your familiars.

Tim: But...

Jesus: Come now Timothy - is this thread for the purpose of defending your family or examining the nature of the imagery of the JW sect?

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William wrote: is this thread for the purpose of defending your family or examining the nature of the imagery of the JW sect?
this thread is for the purpose of ... examining the nature of the imagery of the Jehovah's Witnesses
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SOURCE https://tv.jw.org/#en/mediaitems/VODInt ... 07_4_VIDEO



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[Replying to post 61 by 2timothy316]




Tim, Do you remember what we talked about regarding this thread?


Please try,

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[Replying to post 68 by JehovahsWitness]

Apparently he speaks for Jesus and me now. I guess I don't even need to be in the conversation anymore. I'm not being taken out of context, my input has been completely taken out of the conversation and replaced with his own words. :-s

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[Replying to post 68 by JehovahsWitness]
Tim, Do you remember what we talked about regarding this thread?
[Replying to post 69 by 2timothy316]

Actually - if you both could keep your personal comments in the domain of PM, that would be great!

Thank Yous.

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