How many are awake to the problems within the WTO? Of the 7 million or so that are active JWs is there any possible way to reach an estimated ballpark number of how many are out there?
I’ve been doing some research on this and I’m good at math but not a statistician (big difference lol) however I’m sticking with it. When scientists count how many hairs are on the human head they actually cordon off a small area (like 1 cm x 1 cm) and then count those and do an extrapolation.
So how many are of the conscious class, the struggling class, whatever we want to call them? Ex-Witnesses are important folks and I love them but for the sake of this exercise I am trying to limit it to how many are still considered JWs (active or inactive) but have serious doubts or know that there are major flaws in the WTO. Maybe they have read Ray Franz’s books, and/or know that 1914, 607, FDS, etc. are false teachings.
So to narrow the number down, there’s this deductive reasoning:
1. There’s gotta be more than a thousand, since there’s easily that many forums, boards, and “ex-JW” blog sites online alone, lol.
2. There could be over ten thousand awake Witnesses because there are that many posters/contributers on all these forums and blogs actively typing away as we speak.
3. Could there be 100 thousand? It seems unlikely there’s more than that but who knows… Elijah thought he was all alone but there was 7,000 that had not bent their knee to Baal.
How could we ever take a census? Imagine if every one of these sites had a link to something like: “www.areyouanawakejw.com” where each of us could register their ‘net name and be counted. It might be staggering…
Anyways I’m dreaming and the alarm clock is buzzing so I’ll wake up now…