Please share what YOU know, Ona.....Personally, I never intimated that Russell was a "monster".....And if I want to give an opinion on anything, I think I can do that. Yeah, I can ask questions, give opinions and I don't have to cut and paste.
I have shared what I know, and what I'm finding out about the religion in which you and I were raised; numerous posts from old publications, especially Rutherford, showing what an arrogant self-serving asshole he was, and how he manipulated the WTS into the "form" that he wanted. Some personal thoughts: Of course, you're perfectly free to simply ask questions and express opinions. But in the grand scheme of life, it seems to me that most lifer-JWs go through a phase where they discover what the WTS has printed over the years, and find themselves so absolutely flabbergasted and incensed at the deception that they can't help but to post up a c&p of some QFR, or some other hard evidence of how deceptive that religion is. In the recovery process, hard evidence is the starting point. Farkel and AlanF and many others have provided such information...direct quotes and argumentative dissection of the stupidity of the WTS. Base-line research is where it starts. How many JWs do you think would be compelled to reconsider their situation just because someone says: "Well, in my opinion"? Which is exactly why I have an ongoing issue with Farkel and AlanF about Russell: Plenty of opinions have been expressed, but I have yet to see the hard evidence...evidence for which I am looking. Which leads to: frankie:
Now you got me interested,,what is this project?
I'm proofreading and chronologically collating a text-only database of every Watchtower and WTS book from 1877 through 1955, as one collection. It will take a bit of time LOL, but, when I'm done, and after obtaining proper permissions from copyright holders (none of whom are WTS ), then, we'll see what happens, eh?