Any information about an apostate from the 30s?

by paradiseseeker 16 Replies latest jw friends

  • Gorbatchov

    Walter sued Rutherfraud, won the case, and tot a lot of money. He wrote about Rutherfrauds wealth and behavior. Rutherfraud called Walter “the devil” in a Watchtower article.


  • paradiseseeker

    OMG!! There's actually a shitload of information about this gentleman!!

    I wonder why WT keeps bringing up his name after 80 years instead of giving just vague details about the whole thing like they do with 1975 or Raymond Franz.

    Thank you very much for your help!

  • Tara N Seals
    Tara N Seals

    Let us not forget Olin Moyle, also from the 30's.

  • Uzzah

    Alex Reinmueller? Wow he has moved up in the Org. He was a non-entity when I was at the Canadian Branch

  • Gorbatchov

    Did Reinmueller not write the Hapiness book?


  • Room 215
    Room 215

    Gorby, you're thinking of Reinhart Lengtat

  • steve2

    Schnell first published his book, Thirty Years a Watchtower Slave: Confessions of a Converted Jehova;s Witness in the 1957. Its chief claim to fame is it was perhaps the first ever extended critique of the Watchtower Society.

    Schnell, however, was not an effective communicator: The blatant tone throughout his tome was disproportionately hostile, he lacked empathy for the rank and file and the reader could be forgiven for never being clear what point Schnell was trying to make. Even a sympathetic reader could tell that Schnell's pride had been wounded by the organization.

    Unfortunately, the bitterness of his book has provided the organization's chief "rebuttal" for decades up to the present that ex-JWs are proud, bitter and angry people.

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