Money

  • If you are Mormon paying 10 percent of your income in tithing and then suddenly stop paying, you increase your spendable cash by 11 percent!
  • According to NBC News, it is estimated that the Mormon Church earns $7 Billion a year.
  • The Mormon Church owns about $35 billion worth of temples and meeting houses around the world.
  • Since 1985 the church has spent a total of $1.4 billion on relief for disasters such as Japan’s earthquake and Ethiopian famine, and it operates 129 “bishops’ storehouses” with food and household items for the needy.
  • That means 0.7 percent of the church’s income has been spent on humanitarian efforts…less than one percent.

Membership

  • The LDS church claims 14 million members around the world.
  • More than half of these members live outside the United States.
  • Only about 40 percent of the Mormons counted by the church actually attend weekly services in the United States and Canada.
  • In other words, over 60 percent of Mormons counted by the church as members don’t take active steps to participate in Mormonism.
  • In many countries, including Mexico, Chile and Brazil, only a quarter of nominal members are active or even consider themselves Mormon when asked.
  • Of that “active” 40 percent (using the North America numbers), only about 30 percent of the participating members hold temple recommends, the main distinguishing trait of a “devoted” Mormon.
  • These temple recommend holders are the ones the Mormons like to promote as “typical” Mormons. If that is the typical Mormon, then there are only 2-3 million of them worldwide.
  • The other 11 – 12 million non-participating Mormons are actually the majority and therefore more “typical.”  If you are a Jack Mormon you are typical!
  • Young men in the Mormon Culture Region are defecting at substantially higher rates than young women, creating a growing gender imbalance and a surplus of Mormon women. In Utah, self-identified Mormon women outnumber men by a ratio of 3 to 2.

Missionary Work

  • In no administrative area of the world Church today have MTC-taught missionaries achieved even a 50 percent convert retention rate.
  • This fall about 85,000 missionaries worldwide will be knocking on doors and being “really fucking polite” to everyone! There are about 65,000 right now.
  • Since it is customary is to assign a pair of missionaries to each congregation, there will be 6,743 surplus missionary teams without a congregation… or 6,743 congregations with surplus missionaries…or hoards of new congregations starting from scratch.
  • 70 percent of all Latino converts in the past 10 to 15 years are illegal immigrants.
  • Over 1.25 million people have seen The Book of Mormon Musical on Broadway or on tour. That we know of, only 1 person has converted as a result. That’s a 0.00008 percent conversion rate for your faith-promoting miracle story.

Miscellaneous

  • About eight-in-ten LGBT respondents say the Muslim religion, the Mormon Church and the Catholic Church are unfriendly toward them.
  • About three-fourths of Protestants and more than two-thirds of Catholics said that extramarital sex and homosexuality are always wrong, compared to 90 percent of Latter-day Saints.
  • Utah leads the nation in suicides for men from 18-24 years old, and that an estimated 1/3 of those suicides are tied to homosexuality.
  • There is zero archaeological, biological, genetic, linguistic, geographic, geological or metallurgical evidence to support the claims or descriptions in the Book of Mormon.
  • Forty-five percent of LDS women and 23 percent of LDS men have married by age nineteen. By age twenty-one 74 percent of LDS women and 49 percent of LDS men have married. This is considerably higher than for any other religious group.
  • Eighteen percent of Mormons report that they have been separated or divorced, compared with only 11 percent of Catholics and 10 percent of Jews. After divorce, Latter-day Saints are more likely to remarry than persons from other religious groups.
  • LDS women average about one child more than women in other religious groups.
  • There are about 16,000 organized Mormon Fundamentalists (polygamists who revere Joseph Smith’s teachings).
  • Hymn #69 is: “All Glory, Laud and Honor.

Sources:

Cumorah. com

Mormon Numbers Not Adding Up

Mormon Statistics

A Survey of LGBT Americans

Mormon Newsroom Stats

Brazil mystery: Case of the missing Mormons

Mormon church earns $7 billion a year from tithing, analysis indicates

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