Tall Man, Short Hair
Date: May 04, 2012 03:44AM
I spent so much time outraged at the lie with these numbers that I completely missed the signs that there may well be a phase 2 coming on the horizon. And it may have started today.
In today's Deseret News the church admitted its growth from 2000 to 2010 was 18%, not the 45% previously reported. Everybody interviewed for the article agrees it was just a simple accounting error. Ahem.http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865555185/LDS-Church-reports-18-percent-growth-in-2000s.html
But, the best is yet to come. If the church sticks to a 2010 US membership number of 6,144,582, they can pair that with their reported US membership in 2011 of 8,251,430 and declare "the worst days are behind us. In a single year from 2010 to 2011 we grew at a rate of 34% -- nearly double our growth rate for the entire previous decade. All is well; all is well."
I'm gonna go have a Mountain Dew.