TWO MEN who changed Watchtower History but YOU NEVER HEARD of them!
If I had known just a part of this crack-pot history I would never have stepped foot inside any kh.
What a bunch of utter loonies; what the hell was in the water?
OrphanCrow2 hours ago
William Hudgings was also an inventor.
He invented an "asshole flusher" and filed a patent for it in 1930.
Huh...there must have been a market for the device at Brooklyn Bethel.
C.T. Russell was plagued with what he thought were haemorrhoids, but he died of cystitis. I don't know how accurately this was diagnosed, but the swelling of the prostate is often involved. All of which to say, I find an interesting irony in the fact Russell had ass problems, and Rutherford died of rectal cancer. Knowing Hudgings had invented an 'assflusher' makes me slightly wonder why the preoccupation with that particular region of the human body in the Watchtower Organization?
It seemed to attract assholes, you might say.
Excellent research, and observation in that last post
steve24 days ago
Thanks Terry - indeed I had heard of neither man but had heard of Ironside. Absolutely fascinating. Looks like Sykes's group was "truer" than the Bible Students during WW1.
Where did you first hear of Sykes - and what promoted you to look?
I was looking at vintage reference pages, documents, off the beaten path websites and such and I came across the self-styled :THE INTERNET'S BEST WATCHTOWER SOCIETY HISTORY.
I began reading and Boom!
There it all was right in front of me.
From that, I did Google searches and read whatever could be found.
I'm currently looking for information on the WatchTower's
official portrait photographer: W.R. Mitchell.
Anybody have anything to offer?