JW-land is now bigger than Switzerland!

by slimboyfat 11 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • slimboyfat

    I notice the latest Yearbook was making a big think about JWs being more populous than the country of Switzerland. JWs have overtaken a number of small countries in recent years, such as Norway, Denmark, Israel, El Salvador, Finland, Georgia, Hong Kong and New Zealand.

    They will be overtaking places like Austria, Portugal, Belgium and Greece next.

    If you count memorial attenders then they are already bigger than medium sized countries like Chile.

  • sir82

    Yeah and there are more Mormons than the population of Uzbekistan.

    There are more Catholics than the population of Peru.

    There are more left-handed nose-pickers than the population of Toronto.

    Not sure what the point of the OP is.

  • FrankieGoesToHollywood

    ´Taking over? In what way?

    Yeah, Hitler took over some of these countries as well. He must have had God´s blessing also.

  • Las Malvinas son Argentinas
    Las Malvinas son Argentinas

    The point is that JWs are obsessed with numbers and believe that this is all a sign of the last days, God's approval and blessing, and the their rich spiritual heritage.

  • villagegirl

    There are over 7 billion people in the world,

    7,123,852,538 in 2013 census.

    There are 20 million people living in Beijing,

    one city in China.

    There are over 9 million people living in

    Los Angeles County California 9,962,789 in 2013

    The world population growth is over 34 million

    annually worldwide.

    There are over 850 million Buddists and Buddism

    is seeing a 79% increase in many countries.

    Pentacostals are the fastest growing religion in Christianity.

    There are over 2 billion Christians and 1 billion Muslims worldwide.

    Jehovah's Witnesses are claiming 7 million members

    which is less than 1% of the world's population and

    less than the population of Los Angeles County.

    There are over 8 million people in New York City

    and that does not include the over 1 million

    in the Bronx, 2 million in Brooklyn and 1.5 in Manhattan

    and 2,230,722 in Queens.

    JW numbers are insignificant.

    There are over 17 million Seventh Day Adventists and they

    run schools, hospitals, and universities.

    Adventists are growing at 2.5% in North America.

    There are 46 million Baptists.

    There are over 15 million Jews worldwide.

  • villagegirl

    Austria- Roman Catholic 73.6 % Protestant 4.7%

    Muslim 4.2 % "Other" = 3.5% ( includes JW's)

    USA populaton 315,091,138 million

    JW's in USA = 1.2 million or 0.38 % (thats point 38)

    in other words they would have to almost double or

    TRIPLE their numbers to be 1%. in the USA.

    In Austria they would have to be 25 times more

    than they are now to equal Catholics.

  • Satanus

    If by some chance a country became 74% jw, like austria is 74% catholic, i wonder what that country would be like. I have never haerd that austria is worse than any other country.


  • Shador
    Jehovah's Witnesses are claiming 7 million members which is less than 1% of the world's population.

    Actually 7,000,000,000 x 0.01 = 70,000,000. 70 million would be 1% of the world population.

    7 million is actually only 1/10 of 1%.

    Dubs ain't shit, man.

  • Billy the Ex-Bethelite
    Billy the Ex-Bethelite

    Pfft. Imagine a countrly like Switzerland populated almost entirely by undereducated residents. I know lots of JWs that would neither hire nor work for other JWs.

    What kind of a country would JWs produce? The way WT is selling off Brooklyn real estate and foreign branches, the "WT Switzerland" would be slowly selling their land to Germany. And the rate that I've seen JW kids leave the religion and get demonized for getting "higher education", only to be replaced by new "Bible students" with mental and emotional problems, I'm sure "WT Switzerland" would see a continuous "brain drain" and wouldn't be able to prove any education higher than the kids reading "My Book of Bible Stories". And judging by the contents of the elders manual, "JW Switzerland" would find themselves criticized by their neighbors for their crappy laws that let pedophiles run free if they "act repentant".

  • whathappened

    Good points, Billy.

    This made me think of an observation I made while still in. The new ones are all very vulnerable people. Most of them had mental or physical problems. We didn't see any college professors, doctors, lawyers, etc. coming in, even though our hall was located in a highly educated urban community with a big ten school right in the territory.

  • villagegirl

    I stand corrected , 1/10 th of 1% = JW numbers WORLDWIDE in 2013

    But I was speaking of the USA population of 315.1 million with

    1.2 million JW's in the USA. So whats that ? .38 which is ??

    ( WHAT Great Crowd?? It doesn't exist. )

    I am no mathematician thats for sure, but anybody with a calculator

    and some google searches on demographics

    can see JW's are a grain of sand on this beach

    and completely without power or purpose or deeds.

    ALL of Switzerland has less people in it than New York City

    Religion in Switzerland: the Swiss breakdown is Catholics 41%

    Protestants 35 % Muslims 4 % Orthodox 1.8% Other 1%(jw's)

    no religion at all 11 % So how are JW's "taking over" ???

    Switzerland has a population of 7 million in the entire country.

    The statistics are: every hour 8.4 people are born in Switzerland

    and every hour 7.7 people DIE in Switzerland.

    Current Swiss population 7,733,544 - oops somebody just died.

  • villagegirl

    I think what the WT is trying to do is copare the 7 million JW's

    to the 7 million people in Hong Kong and the 7 million people

    in Switzerland these are locations with a 7 million population.

    But the comparison is meaningless , since these places all have

    very few JW's. Its typical WT double-speak.

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