What is better? 1 year of freedom, or 99 years in prison? 1 year happiness or 99 years of paranoid torment?
Flames and hellfire - public talks in conflict?
Doesn't really matter who he learned it from. He at least had the balls to speak and publish a doctrine that wasn't popular amoung the masses. He also in my opinion was fervent about a good cause
Difference was, he had enough money to publish his own magazine. But don't get me wrong, I have a lot more sympathy/respect for Russell than today's WTS, even if he was just a notch above some guy who wakes up in a dumpster with a "revelation".