Jehovah's witnesses are the fastest growing religion.

by hoser 87 Replies latest jw friends

  • freemindfade

    You should have told him that was very faith strengthening fact, what was his source so you could use it in the preaching work!

  • sparky1
  • slimboyfat

    Mormons are absolutely not the fastest growing religion. They're probably not even growing. Their so called statistics are a load of rubbish.

    One of many many articles on bogus Mormon figures. Ryan Cragun writes about it constantly.

  • Pete Zahut
    Pete Zahut
    Fungus grows pretty quickly but no one goes around bragging about it.....they just spritz it with a little bleach and move on.
  • blondie

    The expected growth of Islam around the world is perhaps the most striking finding in the recent Pew Research Center report projecting the future of religious groups. Indeed, Muslims will grow more than twice as fast as the overall world population between 2010 and 2050 and, in the second half of this century, will likely surpass Christians as the world’s largest religious group.

    Must be an old outline or he pulled it out of his rearend.

  • Oubliette

    I read somewhere that the JWS has one the highest losses in adherence.

    Check this Pew Research Report:

    May 12, 2015

    America’s Changing Religious Landscape

    Christians Decline Sharply as Share of Population; Unaffiliated and Other Faiths Continue to Grow

  • Giordano

    Thanks Slim!

    But recent studies tell a different story—different because whereas LDS Church records count anyone who has ever been baptized, demographers and pollsters count only those who currently identify themselves as Mormon. Those are the parameters for the landmark Trinity College American Religious Identification Survey: a two-decade project that has produced the largest and most accurate database of self-reported religious identification ever compiled, with 100,000 randomly sampled participants. According to Rick Phillips and Ryan Cragun, the authors of a study of Mormons based on ARIS data, self-identified adult Mormons make up not 2% but rather 1.4% of the adult US population—that’s about 4.4 million LDS adults.

    Phillips and Cragun also place LDS growth rates not at 30% but at 16%—a rate on par with general US population growth. “Despite a large missionary force and a persistent emphasis on growth,” Phillips and Cragun write, “Mormons are actually treading water with respect to their per capita presence in the U.S.” In fact, additional studies by Cragun and Phillips show that retention rates of young people (young men especially) raised Mormon have dropped substantially in the last decade: from 92.6% in the 1970s–2000s to 64.4% from 2000–2010. Rising rates of disaffiliation go a long way towards explaining the gap between LDS Church records and the ARIS population estimates.

  • sparky1

    The article you reference presents a compelling counterpoint to the Mormons and some journalists claims about the growth of Mormonism. Thanks for posting that slimboyfat! After all, who really knows the truth. Both Jehovah's Witnesses and the Mormon religions were founded by men who were prone to great exaggeration and if you will, OUTRIGHT LYING.

  • LostGeneration
    A fast growing cancer, maybe that's what he meant.
  • slimboyfat

    Excellent podcast with Cragun if you're interested in Mormon decline.

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