The Watchtower Society Tells Us To Not Look At Older Publications

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  • kurtbethel

    And holy cow, he also had the worst voice for speaking. I heard him at the 1978 International Assembly. Very thin, reedy voice, difficult to listen to.

    I would call it a wailing banshee voice.

  • ziddina


    I've heard that this situation swings both ways - er, 'flip-flops'...

    Sometimes JWs are told it's O-K to read the "older" literature; sometimes the Watchtower quotes from older literature....

    But I remember as a child, in the early 1960s, picking up the Rutherford book "Children" from the Kingdom Hall library as my parents were having a shallow chit-chat with an overseer or whatever the heck they were called back then.

    As I was reading the book, the adults eventually noticed what I was doing, and they snatched that book out of my hands like it was on fire. I was sternly told that we were "not to read" those older books...

    That would have been around 1962 - 1963, if I recall correctly.

  • St George of England
    St George of England

    Freddy Franz talk - 1955. Possibly his voice had changed by 1978. The last time I heard him would probably be in the 1960's. Can't remember much other than he went over time and came back to give the longest concluding prayer in memory.


  • ziddina

    Oooooo, St. George!!!

    Thanks for posting that!!

    Can't wait until we get our speakers hooked up so I can have a listen. (Dealing with new computer here...)

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