WT and the Masons - pt 25 (history behind banning of beards - Rutherford)

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  • truth_about_the_truth
  • Surreptitious

    I missed where this says anything about beards.

  • Double Edge
    Double Edge
    I missed where this says anything about beards.

    It's on page 188 - 3rd paragraph.

  • moomanchu

    where are these photo copies taken from??

    Is there a date for the beard ban?

    I always thougtht beards were frowned on because of

    the 60s and the hippie stereotypes.

    any wt pub to pin ban back then? jws don't believe

    anything unless it comes from the channel.

    Side point, I have a beard, recently my company hired

    a jw that I now work with. He told me mustaches are

    allowed but only to your lower lip ?????

    I told him to grow a big handle bar mustache.

  • Surreptitious

    Well I'll be go to hell...

    *** yb74 pp. 97-98 Germany (Part One) ***

    But more equipment was needed. For that reason Brother Balzereit asked Brother Rutherford for permission to buy a rotary press. Brother Rutherford saw the necessity and agreed, but on one condition. He had noticed that over the years Brother Balzereit had grown a beard very similar to the one that had been worn by Brother Russell. His example soon caught on, for there were others who also wanted to look like Brother Russell. This could give rise to a tendency toward creature worship, and Brother Rutherford wanted to prevent this. So during his next visit, within hearing of all the Bible House family, he told Brother Balzereit that he could buy the rotary press but only on the condition that he shave off his beard. Brother Balzereit sadly agreed and afterward went to the barber. During the next few days there were several cases of mistaken identity and some funny situations because of the “stranger” who was sometimes not recognized by his fellow workers.

  • unclebruce

    Yes Rutherford had to remove any trace of Russell loyalty just as his contemporary Stalin was doing to the memory of comrad Lennon.


    6.50 PM Australia

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