I question the truthfulness of any statistics the Watchtower puts out.
Place your bets please!!!
Do the statistics have to be true to bet on them? Then we are betting are what lie the WTS will tell this time?
I bet 8,666
"What do we win?"
As only the Almighty knows how many 'guests' are late for his boy's 'get-together', it becomes obvious that an individual or organisation who also knows must surely be that One's channel of communication at this time!
Therefore, it seems but logical to conclude that any individual who thus proves his credentials, conclusively and beyond any doubt to all but the most reasonable and sane mind, must be one who fills the role of a prophet, in truth the Prophet of the Board!
To wit, only a genuine prophet is able to peer into the deeper things and bring forth truth.
[waking up and shaking head] . . . . Hell! I've been posting in tongues again.
What was the official tally and who was closest?
Yeah good question.
By the way, are the number of Memorial Partakers broken down by country?
It would be very interesting to see how many partakers of non-white descent the Society acknowledges.
And, since they love statistics so much, I'm sure it would be easy for them.
There all the same to me.
I say 8777
I have the January 1 WT in front of me, and the final figure is a slight increase: 8760
I hereby bet 8760.
Stinky Pantz was the closest!