"See! See? Just as like the bible says! earthquakes are increasing!"

by highdose 37 Replies latest jw friends

  • Heaven

    I feel dumb, but please explain the slang "dub".

    Scarlouie, welcome!

    "Dub" is a term used to identify and describe a Jehovah's Witness.

    The dub part is a short form for the "'W". Also a double meaning and rather derogatory as a "dub" used in the noun form means "An awkward person or player; a bungler."

  • Ex-Dub MS
    Ex-Dub MS

    After 9/11, I can't possibly forget the near-glee at the local Saturday door-knocking meeting where one after another would comment, "NOW people will have questions...and they'll turn to US!" Gag.

  • BizzyBee

    Whether or not the Bible says that earthquakes are "increasing" or even if Armageddon were to occur - it still doesn't make the JW cult the truth.

  • thetrueone

    Keeping people in a state of fearful ignorance has always been an important valuable asset.

    Don't be surprised if you see a WT article in the near future talking about " and there will be earthquakes in one place and another "

    The WTS is quite proficient in exploiting things to gain support for themselves, an undeniable fact.

  • clearpoison

    Continuation to AnonJW notes

    What seems to have happened couple of last years that high magnitude quakes are slightly more common than in general. But in overall the quaker figures are somewhat constant. higher magnitude will automatically mean more forces and energy in action, exponentially unfortunatelly.



  • jwfacts

    What seems to have happened couple of last years that high magnitude quakes are slightly more common than in general.

    That is only true if looked at over a very short period of just a few years. The quake was only in the top 5 for the last 100 years. In the long term there has been no increase in earthquakes. Long term there has been a large decrease from when volcanos and earthquakes formed the planet and the earth has cooled.

    The Watchtower earthquake doctrine completely flies in the face of their flood doctrine. If a global flood were true, than just 4000 years ago there was massive earthquakes and volcanos to cause mountains to rise from a flat earth under a global covering of water.

  • Vidiot

    d - "It is just sick to think that they are going to enjoy the death of millions across the world."

    I have a theory about this.

    I suspect that on some level, the few JWs who do get a joygasm every time there's mass casualties (for whatever reason) secretly don't want to be JWs (but feel like they have no choice but to stay), and that's the reason they're looking forward to the Big A.

    Think about it a minute; if WT eschatology really was correct, there'd be no need for the WT to actually exist in the "New System", so for them, the Big A means their eventual freedom from the WT without the painfulness of ostracization.

    I could be wrong.

  • viva

    In additon to publishing facts and statistics, the world's largest science agency, USGS, has also directly tackled the question "Are Earthquakes Really on the Increase?"

    Thier answer is found here:


    " We continue to be asked by many people throughout the world if earthquakes are on the increase. Although it may seem that we are having more earthquakes, earthquakes of magnitude 7.0 or greater have remained fairly constant.

    A partial explanation may lie in the fact that in the last twenty years, we have definitely had an increase in the number of earthquakes we have been able to locate each year. This is because of the tremendous increase in the number of seismograph stations in the world and the many improvements in global communications. In 1931, there were about 350 stations operating in the world; today, there are more than 8,000 stations and the data now comes in rapidly from these stations by electronic mail, internet and satellite. This increase in the number of stations and the more timely receipt of data has allowed us and other seismological centers to locate earthquakes more rapidly and to locate many small earthquakes which were undetected in earlier years. The NEIC now locates about 20,000 earthquakes each year or approximately 50 per day. Also, because of the improvements in communications and the increased interest in the environment and natural disasters, the public now learns about more earthquakes.

    According to long-term records (since about 1900), we expect about 17 major earthquakes (7.0 - 7.9) and one great earthquake (8.0 or above) in any given year."

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