It is pretty sad that whatever graces Pastor Russell possessed and whatever his legacy is to the the religion now called Jehovah's Witnesses the full magnitude
of his talent as a writer vanishes without a trace in the style of today's Watchtower magazine.
The JW's are obliged to acknowledge he existed because without him--there would have been no publishing company endowed with flush funds for Judge Rutheford
But, his style and his manner are expunged. A great deal of his life and his malfeasance has to be covered up or diverted away from so that contemporary Witnesses
can smile and nod and think bland, neutral thoughts about the legacy.
Many of his writings are quite lovely to read. Pity he wasted his talents on endless imaginative inventions of the mind obsessed with the End of the World!
Wouldn't he be truly shocked and stunned into silence at being informed it is the year 2012 and almost one hundred years have passed since the 1914 END he lavished so much enthusiasm upon?