Quotes: "Since 1914 and 1918 enemies have become more vicious"
This is a proof for 1914!
Judges chapters 19 through 21 tells me differently.
Perhaps the quotation was a veiled reference to his personal enemies; those who opposed him in his crude takeover of the Russellite brand.
I think it is quite possible that Rutherford did not believe a word of what he was saying but knew too well how to play the role of the preacher, exploiting the prejudices of his Bible students and appealing to their godliness. He most certainly enjoyed the material perks of being at the top and therefore had great incentive to maintain his position.
So back in biblical times men (humanity) were less vicious and continuing forward all throughout human history ?
Historical facts tells a different story.
Bullshit and quite not the Truth.
Actually considering the world population to date of (7 billion) percentage wise humanity is much less violent and vicious in social behavior.
Propagating lies is the agenda of most religious charlatans trying to sell something.
Exploiting the bible or the believing acceptance of the bible to support those pertaining lies is something else charlatans like the Watchtower Corporation does as well.
Lies and corruption faced over by religious virtue.
Another comment to prove Rutherford a fraud.
In Bible times, the Israelites were instructed to commit genocide. Well not quite, the Israelite soldiers were allowed to keep the virgins to rape. Through most of history, war has resulted in the enemies being slaughtered, including civilians and soldiers. Look at war now. If a civilian is accidentally killed in war, it is a major scandal.
Maybe the WT Org's enemies have become more "vicious"...
...but I would argue that the WT Org has given them reason to be.
Rutherford spoke of vicious enemies as if he were a victim of their evil designs. If you wanted a taste of what it was like to get on the wrong side of Rutherford, you would quickly find out who the real vicious enemy was.