new boy : It seems Russel was quit a raciest also.
Your quotation is misleading. It is not Russell who said that.
It is taken from an article entitled THE WORLD'S HOPE NOT IN MISSIONS,
BUT IN THE KINGDOM in which Zion's Watchtower refers to the lack of success of missions to India, China and Africa.
On p.265 of Zion's Watchtower (August 15, 1901) the article states :
The following discouraging reports
of missionary efforts we clip from the Literary Digest:
It then quotes from the Literary Digest:
Reynolds' Newspaper (London) has
lately been devoting considerable space to this topic [i.e. the impression of Christian missions in foreign lands]. In a recent issue the results of some
investigations by a special correspondent employed for this purpose are given.
These investigations cover the missionary organizations in London--the great center
of Protestant foreign missions--as well as the results obtained by them in the
chief countries of the Orient...
In commenting on the foreign
results received for these vast sums [Church Missionary Society: £404,906 /
$2,000,000; London Missionary Society: £150,168 / $750,840; Wesleyan
Methodists: £133,690 / $668,450; Baptists: £73,716 / $363,580], the special
agent of Reynolds' Newspaper gives the following facts, based on his study of
the official missionary reports:
Then follows a quotation in the Literary Digest of what
Reynolds' Newspaper wrote about missions in India, Africa and China. On p.266 the quotation continues:
...As to Africa one quotation may
suffice. Sir H.H. Johnson, our present Special Commissioner for Uganda, and a man of many years' experience in Africa, says in The Nineteenth
Century, November, 1887…
Then follows the quote in your post.
Not only did you take it out of context but you attribute to Russell what the preceding paragraph makes quite clear is the viewpoint of another man altogether.
Shame on you.