Was Pastor Charles Taze Russell a Freemason?

Considerable evidence demonstrates that Charles Taze Russell (CTR hereafter) was not a member of the Freemasons.  Examining the Pastor’s own words about Freemasonry;  Considering a requirement for membership as published in the Encyclopedia Britannica, proving Freemason membership for CTR was impossible;  Examining contradictory statements made by a one-time supporter regarding Freemason membership of CTR;  Disproving accusations that popular Egyptian occult

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What is an advertorial?

by Barbara Anderson It’s the name for a paid advertisement that turns up in the media, i.e. websites, magazines, or newspapers written by a staff writer or generally by the one who paid for it to be published. This is a common practice as publishers use different ways of generating revenue to stay afloat financially.

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Former Chair of ASCO’s Health Disparities Committee, Karen M. Winkfield, MD, PhD, Faced Her Own Barriers

https://ascopost.com/issues/june-3-2018-narratives-special-issue/karen-m-winkfield-faced-her-own-barriers/ Asked about her parents’ reaction to her defiant educational journey, Dr. Winkfield replied: “My parents made it quite clear that if I went to college, they’d disown me, and they did. In fact, I only recently reconnected with my family, fueled in part by my brother’s untimely passing and my father being diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma. It was

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“Women—Deserving of Respect”

“After this July 8, 1992 Awake! “Women—Deserving of Respect” was published, many letters of appreciation from women were received. Most disconcerting to us was the fact that 75% of the letters were not signed because the women said they were afraid of retaliation at home and in the congregation if the Watchtower sent their letter to the body of elders in their

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Setting the Record Straight: The Atlantic “Secret Database” Article

Sometimes you have to speak up and speak out when you come across a news article or a TV program that gets everything wrong. What follows is a case of an article whose author not only got the story wrong but just about everything else connected to the story was messed up – including where the story was actually published!

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Working in the Watchtower’s Engineering Department

Before my transfer from the Engineering Department to the Writing Department in 1989, the architect designing a 30-story staff residence building (that was about to be built near the four Watchtower printery buildings) mentioned to me his need for a professional cost analysis system to be put into place for future building projects. He designed the buildings but the Accounting Department paid the bills.

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