Perhaps I am missing a key element here, but I am not sure what growth or stagnation or even diminishing numbers has to do with how we feel about the religion we have left.
Good comments David Jay. Really good.
For me, with a BA in Sociology and Psychology, I am fascinated with growth patterns of religious groups in general, and because of my upbringing, JWs in particular.
Besides, JW organization itself trained us well in trumpeting every conceivable "evidence" of "Jehovah's blessing" as seen by constant parading of numbers. For some here, all we are saying is, Isn't it interesting how extremely selective JW organization now is regarding numbers?
But do numbers confirm the truth or otherwise of a religious movement? No one here has said that - although as Witnesses we did. Even Jw org still links attendance numbers to something they think is momentous. For example, in promoting this year's Memorial, JW trolleys sported a billboard that said, "Millions will be there. Will you?" The numbers game still rears its head - but far, far more selectively than in the past.
My JW sister said to me a few years ago something like, "You seem more interested in how much the organization is growing than we [active Witnesses] are." To which I said, "That's true - I blame our upbringing where the literature was always linking the growth with Jehovah's blessing."