Data for Partakers from 1935-2016. Latest number wasn´t this high since 1954!
I gathered the data for the memorial partakers every year since 1935 (the first year they had data) until now.
The latest figures haven't been that high since 1954!
This stat looks very bad in Watchtower Land because the decreasing # of partakers was given, for decades, as PROOF that the end was near!
It stands to reason - if you tell millions of people that they might be a rule of the galaxy if they eat a cracker and sip some wine then at least a few thousand will end up thinking "sure, sign me up!"
Also, free wine and crackers!
Also, free wine and crackers!Still needs cheese or something!!
The JWS religion is an exercise in imagination, ignorance and delusion.
There appears to be more than 144,000 partakers.
The increase in partakers coincides with the appointment to the GB of men who could not have been around when "the door closed" to the heavens in 1935.
When Tony and Goofery got their appointments in 2005, followed by the the baby, Mark Sanderson, in 2012, the org had to come up with a way to leave the door open a crack
Once that door cracked open...people who felt they were special, started to sip the blood of Christ
*to add - expect a doctrine change. Maybe 144,000 will come from each generation...the overlapping ones. Or the number will be declared to be metaphorical/symbolic
During the "overlapping generations" the number of anointed will increase until they reach 144,000, and then the end will come.
When Tony and Goofery got their appointments in 2005, followed by the the baby, Mark Sanderson, in 2012, the org had to come up with a way to leave the door open a crackAnd that door was officially opened in 2007. http://www.jwfacts.com/watchtower/memorial-partakers.php
I agree, there are more than 144,000 in that graph. Well, maybe it's really close to that number anyway. So with all the anointed in the first century through until now, plus what the graph shows, it certainly is WAY above the 144k.
Thanks for your graph ILTTATT2.
I am looking forward to an inverted bell jar curve, it’s going that way already with such a steep rise in partakers last year. Another half a dozen years and it will demolish the credibility of the idea that some individuals are super special. What a holy mess this is playing with fragile minds demanding divine attention for the sake of personal affirmation and holy status in an uncaring world.
Stuff the governing body is what they are saying!
The more cracker crunchers and wine bibbers the nuttier the religion looks even to insiders. The more removed it is from the WT Society’s predictions the more stupid the leaders appear and the less authority they have to bully the flock.
Long may partakers confound the JW organisation’s cherished beliefs.