A couple of important points to keep in mind, the majority of sexual
abusers do not limit themselves to a single victim. Dr. Monica
Applewhite acknowledged that in her testimony. Also, it is likely that
there are abusers whom the WT Australia Branch is unaware. This means
that the 1,006 known abusers represent a much larger number of victims.
How many, it is impossible to know.
Let's extrapolate this to the Worldwide Work, shall we?
There were 66,484 publishers in Australia last year and 7,867,958 average publishers total (source: 2015 Yearbook).
little quick math suggests that there likely has been more than 100,000
abusers in the organization over the last half century. This suggests
that there has been many hundreds of victims of their abuse, possibly in
Obviously, this mental exercise involves a certain
amount of conjecture and speculation, but I don't believe there is any
valid reason to believe the problem in Australia is unique or
significantly different to any other area or culture. Are Australians
more depraved than other people? Nothing suggests this. On the contrary,
that the Australian government is leading the way in addressing it
suggests the opposite if anything.
Also, I have not made any
attempts to adjust for various growth rates of the religion throughout
the world over the last 50 years. But I don't think that is important or
necessary to understand the point.
What is important is to
allow the significance of the known facts to really sink in. Take some
time with this and ponder what it really says about this religion,
particularly in light of its history of pointing their finger at other
religions meanwhile denying their own moral failing. Really consider the
magnitude of this problem.
The facts speak for themselves, JW/WT's own
internal records document "more than one child abuse allegation every
month yet in 60 years has never reported them to police."
single report in more than half a century with more than 1,000
opportunities to do the right thing. Never. Not once. This is one of the
most stunningly spectacular failures I have ever seen!
Then, let's review: It's not just a cult, it is one of the worst, most damaging and destructive religious cults in the history of mankind!