Date: November 25, 2017 02:29PM
When he wasn't collecting dental fillings from South American peasants to pay for temple construction, Jim Faust couldn't help but ponderize about Christ's Very Bad Weekend. Faust said, at the October 1998 ComicCon, I mean GenCon,
"The ultimate offering was that offered by the Savior Himself in giving His very life. It causes each of us to wonder, How many drops of blood were shed for me?"https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1998/10/opening-the-windows-of-heaven?lang=eng
Three years later, having been unable to figure it out, or get a flunky to do the math, this deep thinker repeated his idle brain dropping in October 2001:
"I wonder how many drops were shed for me."https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2001/10/the-atonement-our-greatest-hope?lang=eng
Wonder no more, dead Jimmy Faust! Let's find out, shall we?
"The average adult weighing 150 to 180 pounds should have about 1.2 to 1.5 gallons of blood in their body. This is about 4,500 to 5,700 mL."https://www.healthline.com/health/how-much-blood-in-human-body#overview1
Say 5000 milliliters (5 liters) in Jesus. That corresponds to 160-165 pounds, a reasonably decent size for a guy living 2000 years ago.
"Pharmacists have since moved to metric measurements, with a drop being rounded to exactly 0.05 mL (50 μL, that is, 20 drops per milliliter)."https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drop_(unit
This gives us approximately 100,000 drops of Jesus blood. That won't even cover Green Bay or Billings – or Provo, for that matter.
The Population Reference Bureau estimated in 2011 that about 107.6 billion people have ever lived.http://www.prb.org/Publications/Articles/2011/HowManyPeopleHaveEverLivedonEarth.aspx
(And so much temple work! "I baptize you in behalf of Random Unknown Neolithic Villager, who is dead.")
Which comes out to 1,076,000 people redeemed per Atoning Jesus Drop. Now THAT's what I call efficiency!!
Taking the inverse, the number of drops of J-positive blood shed for Jim Faust and everyone else = 0.000000929368 (assuming a complete bleed-out).
Faust was a nitwit.