Does leaving JWs leave every one so bitter? Is it not possible to have any happy memories? Does every single belief , moral , value disintegrate?
"Most actually avoid trying to get Bible studies, probably because that further complicates their already busy JW schedule. " Sorry - that is total rubbish - you know it , I know it!
"I doubt you will find a reputable source to corroborate your "JW's are the fastest growing religion" claim." I've never claimed this , so I won't seek to find any reputable sources!
"1.3% growth is about consistant (sic) with population growth. JW's are baptising primarily family members they birth." Other posters are claiming that few teenagers are being baptised , so I'll let you argue this one. Population growth in Western lands is very low - even static. Allowing for 0.8% death rate , the increase in JWs is 2.1%. That is remarkable in an increasingly secular society.
"Anglicans in my state are pushing for a 10% increase" I'm "pushing" to lose 2 stones in weight next year - aspirations and realities are often different. How are the Anglicans trying to do this? Dumbing down , more tamborines & guitars? How many of the 10% will be active witnesses , preaching the gospel in the streets and how many will be pew-sitters , turing up for the occasional meeting (but boosting the figures). It is far easier to grow from a State base than a global base - Walmart won't grow as much as your corner grocery shop next year.