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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Prácticas severas de rechazo

por Donald Alderman Read “Harsh Shunning Practices” by Donald Alderman (2010, PDF) Las prácticas severas de rechazo son parte de muchas religiones. Por ejemplo, durante miles de años, la gente de la India estaba separada en cuatro clases hereditarias principales o castas en las cuáles se dividía la sociedad hindú. La más baja de estas castas fueron los”Intocables” y fueron

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Jehovah’s Witnesses build a new branch in Buenas Aires, Argentina

JW.org has opened a new branch located in Buenos Aires, Argentina in one of the most expensive areas where exclusive gated neighborhoods are built. There are three buildings constructed by a local construction company consisting of many luxurious apartments and offices, a mid to large shopping center, and other commercial premises. Also, included is an underground parking garage. Here are

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105 Years Ago Today

CHARLES TAZE RUSSELL’S DEATH WAS ONE HUNDRED AND FIVE YEARS AGO TODAY On October 31, 1916, which is one-hundred and five years ago today, Charles Taze Russell, called Pastor Russell by his followers, died. At 2:00 PM, Tuesday, October 31, 1916, Charles Taze Russell, the husband of Maria Frances Russell, died four months, sixteen days short of his sixty-fifth birthday.

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Sweden: JWs Showing Unapproved Movies to Children

Sputnik News in Sweden reported in late July 2019 that Jehovah’s Witnesses “run a multi-million dollar film industry with the purpose of specifically reaching out to children. This is despite being convicted in a district court for showing films that have not been approved by the Swedish State Media Council.”

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Labeling A Person For Leaving “The Truth”

If there’s one saying used among Jehovah’s Witnesses (JWs) that I truly dislike, it is this: “He’s not doing anything about the Truth right now.” This is used to indicate that someone isn’t active but there’s still hope they might return. What I don’t like about this is that it makes it sound like the individual is not interested in

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South Korea: Court Rules for Military Draft Alternatives

For many young male Jehovah’s Witnesses, the thrills and joy of reaching “manhood” are tempered by the possibility of serving some time in a Federal prison. Why? Because they face the possibility (especially when there are wars going on) that they will be called up   for military service.

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Watchtower Buys a Large Property in New York

Jehovah’s Witnesses recently added another property to their real estate portfolio. This property acquisition took place in spite of complaints in their publications and on their online video channel that the organization has suffered from a nagging shortage of funds.

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