Scare tactics generating fear of THE END is the core message of Jehovah's Witnesses.
Predictions based on so-called Bible Prophecy is their mother's milk.
"Critical times hard to deal with" flavors every book, article,pamphlet and conversation spoken by Dub on the doorstep.
Indeed, all we hear anywhere seems to be Bad News. Are JW's right?
CAN THIS BE PUT TO THE TEST?
If things are worse than ever it must be measurable and verifiable--right?
In just the last 30 years, for instance, what are the Stats?
For every one hundred thousand people in the U.S. the current murder rate is 5.3 but 30 years ago? 8.5.
7% of Americans live in poverty today compared to 12% 30 years ago.
21 million tons of particulate matter and 4 million tons of sulfer dioxide.
30 years ago we emitted 35 million tons of particulate matter and 20 million tons of sulfer dioxide.
In 2017 there were 12 ongoing wars. 60 Autocracies.
10% of the world in extreme poverty and 10 thousand nuclear weapons.
But, 30 years ago, there were 23 wars, 85 autocracies, 37% of the world in extreme poverty, and 60,780 nuclear weapons.
In Western Europe last year 248 deaths due to Terrorism occurred.
30 years previous, 440 deaths by comparison.
Figures Don't Lie--but Liars Figure!
The world, for all it's troubles is GETTING BETTER but Newspapers and Media make money
by promoting the concept "If it Bleeds--it leads."
Jehovah's Witnesses do the same.
They scoop up new recruits by scaring them.
For a Dub, this world has been ending since 1874. Over and over.
An endless loop of misinformation, filtering out progress.
The same old same old is really all the Dubs have to offer.
Have you ever cornered a Witness and asked them to guess?
I did--and you wouldn't believe how far off their guesses are--it's sad and hilarious simultaneously.
FACTS and EVIDENCE things are getting better and better
1. Malaria deaths have been cut in half since the year 2000.
(400,000 would have died who were saved.)
2. Polio has been 88% eradicated. In 1988 350,00 kids suffered with polio. Today: 40.
3. 1.5 billion fewer people live in poverty in the world since 1970
4. In the year 1770, the average lifespan was 29 years! Today the average is 71.
5. In the year 1820, fewer than 1 in 10 people could read or write. Today, 8 out of 10 are literate.
6. In 1820, 1.5% lived in a Democracy. Today, more than half are free to vote.
7. Since 1990, 2.6 Billion people have access to clean water. That's 91% of the world.
The largest earthquake recorded was 58 years ago, 9.5 magnitude in Chile.
Earthquakes have always been common at the rate of half a million detectable each and every year. Yes, 500,000 each and every year.
100,000 can be felt but only about 100 cause damage.
Southern California has 10K quakes annually.
The deadliest recorded earthquake in history was in the year 1550 in China.
So, as far as the FREQUENCY of Earthquakes predicting "The End"? Bullshit.
Famines and Food shortages?
90% of the world is now safe from poverty.
Only naturally occurring disasters bring temporary emergencies with the world at large sending food, clothing and medical care in response.
In 1966, the Watchtower began preaching OVERPOPULATION would definitely bring about worldwide starvation and signal Armageddon by 1975. I preached and taught it door to door.
Guess what? Total bullshit!
The Watchtower is a diabolical organization which suppresses Child Abuse statistics which hides the actual harm occurring inside the "safety" of the Kingdom Halls.
At the same time, the Watchtower is exaggerating the danger in "the World", which they insist is ending soon.
The true picture of this religion is that of manipulation and lies and ongoing distortion of reality.