Watchtower Growth To Get Difficult

by metatron 5 Replies latest jw friends

  • metatron

    Headline from the Financial Times Aug. 24, 2005: page 3

    "Shrinking Population - Number of Japanese falls ahead of expectations"

    "Deaths exceeded births in Japan by 31,000 in the first six months of this year, raising the

    prospect the number of people in the world's second biggest economy has started shrinking

    two years earlier than expected" This, in a small part , is why Japan has lost about 500

    congregations in less than a decade.

    The Population Explosion is rapidly turning into population deflation in France, Germany, Italy

    Spain, Taiwan, Poland, Czech Republic, China, South Korea, North Korea, Russia

    Slovakia, Tunisia and the U.K. as their fertility rates fall below replacement levels.

    Birth rates have rapidly dropped in South America and Arab states. You may be surprized

    to see Brazil and Mexico below replacement levels soon!

    Given that the door to door work is highly unproductive - and they are losing young Witnesses

    - I'd say Watchtower growth will be very difficult. On the other hand, look for them to emphasize

    converting immigrants and getting dying Witnesses to bequeath them money!


  • Caedes

    Somehow I imagine this will be shouted as proof of jehovah's loving kindness.

  • inquirer

    @Caedes LOL

    Interesting Metatron! JW's are a dying breed.... 500 CONGREATIONS GONE IN UNDER 10 YEARS IN JAPAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT'S STAGGERING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Cygnus

    Reductions for efficiency's sake are a blessing from Jehovah and demonstrates how wonderful his organization operates.

  • sir82

    500 fewer congregations in Japan?

    All praise Jah, for this simplification is evidence of his loving kindness!

  • I quit!
    I quit!

    I seem to remember them bragging about many Japanese were coming into the "truth" in the 1970s. The internet is probably having a negative effect on witnesses in Japan as it is in any hi-tech society. It's getting harder to dupe the natives.

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