http://www.mormondialogue.org/topic/571 ... g-numbers/
I'm not quoting anything specifically but would like to site the entire thread as an example of callous and smug behavior. Here they are having an entire discussion about the logistics of proxy temple for more than 100 billion people
without ever having the meta discussion about the ethics of it. Are you kidding me?
all right I was wrong I want to quote something. Here we go with the humble Zerinus speculating that there will be 100 million Mormons in 200 yrs (complete with his expert graph made with...MS paint that boldly and scientifically lets out the truth:
According to my projections of the graph found in that website, the total membership of the Church in 200 years from now is close to 100,000,000.
But wait! Someone double checked the math and we find out that Zerinus was being conservative:http://www.mormondialogue.org/topic/571 ... 1209099041
When you're projecting growth, small changes make a big difference. http://www.mormondialogue.org/topic/571 ... 1209099044
For example, let's look at things 200 years out and assume world population grows at 1%.
Right now, LDS makes up about 0.2% of the world or 1 of every 400 people in the world are LDS.
If LDS grows at 2.4%, in 200 years 1 in every 27 people will be LDS.
If church grows at 1.5%, in 200 years 1 in every 160 people will be LDS.
If church grows at 1%, in 200 years the same 1 in every 400 people.
If church grows at 0.5%, in 200 years 1 in 1,156 people will be LDS.
I don't think so. The growth rate is actually exponential. I erred on the side of caution. The true figure in 200 years time is more likely to be close to 200,000,000, if past trends continue.
That's right sports fans! Not 100 million but approximately 200 million Mormons by 2212! Yes indeed!