It's official - JWs have least common sense of any religious group in US

by slimboyfat 45 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Billy the Ex-Bethelite
    Billy the Ex-Bethelite
    From the stat for meeting attendance, it looks like 15% of these participants are inactive JWs. 5% said they are "living with a partner" as their marital status, so they would be dfd, very faded, or never baptized. I think that explains how there were 14% that use common sense.
  • GrreatTeacher
    But only 1% uses philosophy / reason, which explains why you can't reason with them.
  • steve2

    Interesting that 14% favored/highly favored same sex marriage - I wonder if cross-comparisons would show it is the same 14% who use common sense.

    Regarding other responses, there is an impression they may have misunderstood the question. For example, the notably high percentage of repsondents who endorsed the item about not believing in heaven may be an artefact of believing they have "the earthly hope" and, therefore, not believing they have the heavenly hope?

  • truthseeker100
    untill you meet the inuit at the North pole you guys have no idea about crazy beliefs? They are representative of a resilient culture that has survived for thousands of years without us. Smart people indeed>
  • Wonderment


    Good to hear from you again!

    Thanks for the Pew Research Center Survey link.

    I agree with you posters concluding that JWs in the Survey were likely confused with the questions. JWs definitely have a different mindset than the general population. So the question about whether JWs believed in heaven or not would produce a good number of yes and no's, when we all know the WT stated position on the matter.

    Perhaps, the typical JW would answer: "It depends... if the ‘heaven’ reference pertains to whether most faithful believers go to heaven after death, the answer is ‘no.’ But if you ask us about whether some will live in heaven after resurrection, the answer is ‘yes.’ We also believe in the existence of a sky firmament (heaven)."

  • Dunedain
    No wonder the WTS, is having such a hard time finding "capable men". When your religion consists of only 35 percent male, and within that 35%, many are older, not reaching out, not considered "worthy" by all their BS reasons, "unqualified" because of not speaking well, and so on, it leaves them with an even much smaller percentage of males, to draw from. Then you add to that, all the people waking up to TTATT, and they are screwed.
  • elderINewton

    great find, thanks for sharing.

    The demographic stats really highlights why the organization is both needing money, and is getting older.

    This is really an old woman's club religion now.

    Income growth is really shrinking as well. Large immigrant shift as well. Wow

  • Oubliette
    Also the lowest, or very near it, in science & reason.
  • FayeDunaway
    It's striking that 48% of witnesses make less than $30,000 a year. That doesn't leave much for the contribution box.
  • Simon
    They are so stupid they will probably announce that they were ranked the #1 religion ... without the qualifying criteria of course.

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