February 26, 2016
Despite lampoon jokes and illusory illustration in the beliefs which people undertake in following or practicing any given organized religion by those who dislike religion and its adherents, every form of religion claims that they have recorded growth in membership enrollment as they show in their statistical data as they declare in many reports which people read. As many people are heard complaining on the road since they are met by preachers of gospel, and they are asked to listen to the words of the book, they also declare growth.
Although they do not put any membership resignations data from their given domain, it sounds that there is kind of political drama which they want to play since such way of looking and interpreting data could be manipulated, is used as weapon to attack those removals and resignation from such organized forms and ways of life since this is the one major way they can keep their given momentum and influence so as to keep their existence and survival. Followings are few news which such organized religions register in their given statistics as per resources obtained.
The two fastest-growing church bodies in the United States and Canada, according to a newly published report, are ones whose beliefs are known to conflict with traditional Christian teaching. Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, regarded by many Christians as cults, reported the largest membership increases in a year, according to the National Council of Churches’ 2008 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches.
Although Jehovah’s Witnesses currently rank 25th in size with over 1.06 million members, they reported a 2.25 percent increase in membership since the publication of the 2007 Yearbook. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – also known as the Mormon church – grew 1.56 percent and is listed by the NCC as the fourth largest “church
Thirty years ago, the LDS Church had “137 separate congregations and about 22,000 members,” the release said. “Today, there are more than 1,600 congregations and half a million members — that’s 11 times more wards and branches and 20 times more members than in 1985.”
Corporate Scientology shouts from the rooftops that there are 10 million members worldwide (though this number has been being used since 2006 so it’s time for a new number). The Scientology spokespeople waffle about how they arrive at this figure – but it is actually no mystery. Many years ago the figure was pegged at 4 million which was derived from a guess of how many names had EVER been in any org central files and then adding to it a theoretical number of how many people on average read a hard back book.
Is growth in numbers an indication of real growth such organized religions undertake? Is increase in statistical data or numbers tell real end of their given goal? What does number in such given case tell? Does number tell the quality of life of such organized religion? How? How can numbers dictate growth of any organized religion? If all claim that they have increase in statistical data, does it mean that they have achieved their good goal or end? How?
The concept of science in relation to quality and quantity aspects of life state that quantity plays great role in determining any given quality and could be directly or inversely related as per the nature of the matter of any aspect in which increase or decrease in quantity does affect the quality of any given aspect of life. Quantity is in most cases inversely related with quality they have opposing relationship with each other as there is more quantity, there is less quality.
For example, when more dose is added in formulating medical drugs, as more than the limit is put, the quality and purpose of the drug is lots and it could be a poison than medicine. As more spices are put in preparing any given food, its taste could be lost and it could not be tasty and delicious. Hence quantity affects the quality of any given matter. As more numbers of passengers are on train or bus, suffocation could come, it does not make the journey comfortable and enjoyable too.
The same is true in membership of the enrollment people do have in joining any given form of life such as any organized religion as more people are into such given domain, the quality of life of such given domain is under jeopardy since it is not possible to think and to make that everyone should think and behave in similar way and manner and certain deviations from the norm within such given domain is evident. Hence, systems of life adjust themselves as per the change in the nature and character of adherents which they are joined and the only way they have to maintain their given membership is by making certain plastic surgery to the systems of life so as to keep and maintain the balance within the system.
As more number of people do enroll, the quality of life and the objective of any given claim is under question since more numbers of enrolment do put danger as the quality of life and they could fall apart. Since diverse people with diverse background come, new and different needs arise which require to an engine overhaul of system otherwise it is not possible to sustain as such kinds of growth in numbers could destroy the quality of life as the new needs are not met. In such given case, increase in quantity mean less in quality as to its extinction of the original quality if such increase is not properly managed and appropriately handled too.