Thank you for that Avengers and SF!!!
I personally feel he was a mason and involved in their beliefs. Of course I could see him deny it once he had the whole WTS thing going I mean that doesn't prove he wasn't. We know he lied and was a snake, why do people excpect him to be telling the Truth.
I appreiciate the fact that RR has done research on this, but isn't he a Russelite??? Russel being a mason would hit the very foundation of his belifs, of course he would not support that.
I feel the evidence that he was is far too overwhelming, esp with Russels own admition!!!