Old Goat,, What is your position in WT HQ?.
Your comments well worded of course are convincingly supportive of the Organisation stance. Exactly as the society would want people to think and believe. Good try!.
Can People can accept thngs so easily without much thought to a matter?, i ask you this.
What is a symbol?
A symbol is used by many churches, many societies for a reason.
The fact that the cross and crown is used by several different bodies dosent mean that they are not connected in root beliefs.
Their Belief is the same, like the trinity teaching, The society teaches that you can identify the truth by such a symbol as the trinity, which ever church or religous body teaches the trinity doctrine is connected and thus part of the world empire of false religion. Life after death , hell fire and so on...these are identifying MARKS. Identifying SYMBOLS. As the society teaches FLEE from THESE THINGS. Why ,, because their symbols are open for all to see... simplicity for one has reverse application for another!.
The cocacola symbol for an example reqpresents what we all know world wide as the cocacola company it stands for exactly what it is and although the symbol has changed but a llittle, people throughout the years know it and what it stands for.
"SYMBOLS MEAN EVERYTHING"
They are like a jigsaw puzzel that shows connections in amazing places at times.
The fact that Russel was not registered in the masonic order in the area of his grave is of no great interest. The fact that Russel and others whom started Religous beliefs about the same time were not registered masons has no weight except that they are not on that societies register.
Many of those early religious concepts were masonic or illuminati based ideas from mormons to SDA to JW they all posessed symbols of interest that shows their base allegence. Their ROOT Membership. These people established religons that now control millions of zealots whom are preprogramed to serve with mindless willingness.
People being sheep run from one to the other searching for leadership, power or truth.
The fact that they did not openly state whom they represent means nothing, such organisations whom use people always use symbols and the members remain in secret.
The pyramid marker near Russels gave shows exactly whom the organisation represents, it is a symbol of whom the root allegence is to.
Make no mistake "A SYMBOL MEANS EVERYTHING"!.
What you drive, what you write with, what you wear, what you eat, how you cut your hair, what mark you have on your skin, where you live, everything is symbols, Is too naieve to think or state otherwise. Even you old goat show your symbols of belief although hidden beneath your writings.
But it dosent mean that they did not have a connection to a secret organisation whom funded them quietly or in fact gave them directions in what to do or how to do it. Neither Russel or Ellen White or Joseph Smith would ever say openly they were given directives to start or form these organisations, would they!... deception is the mark of these organisations, it always has been in that the members are told only enough to get them motivated to contribute money and effort.Deception is stil the name of the day in the WTBS. But the Real symbols stil exist and are stil being used by the society today.
You mention the winged sundisk on the theatre which is fair enough in theory, but neglect the winded sundisk on Russels books, but the question is why target that theatre for purchase, why not another one or simply build their own, what was the connection to buy that, was it owned by masonic or illuminati interests, hand to hand transfer of energy /assets.
Nothing is what it seems, everything has a meaning, History as you mention, does not always explain the indepth knowledge that we lack as to why something is done.
The Pryamid at Russels Grave is a fitting Illuminati Symbol that makes them proud of what they established, The capstone atop it, the corss and crown symbol, the all seeing eye clearly show the ROOT ALLEGENCE.
Who really controls the WTBTS? it is NOT the rank and file members, I seriously doubt it is the governing body, Whom controls the money, where and what it is invested in. Deception is rife!, lack of accurate knowledge is abundant, but the symbols remain...
I believe that all religions have been established to simply control the masses for a final agenda yet to come that has nothing to do with GOD.