America’s Only Real Defense

by Terry James

I received a phone call from my friend Chris in New York City the other night and there was incredulity in the distinctive NYC brogue while he talked. A subway train conductor, he was flabbergasted over the number of police personnel combing the subway and other places in the great city on the Hudson.

When a New Yorker who sees as much as a subway conductor sees every day gets excited over something, it is best to pay attention. The intensive concern of the authorities was, he and I surmised, over the attempted bombing in Times Square. Rather than easing as the present moved farther from the moment of the discovery of the loaded vehicle, the anxiety and effort to find…we don’t know what…is increasing everywhere my friend looks.

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The Business of Causing People Distress

by Todd Strandberg

Great Britain was once the center of Christian liberty, where free men could speak their minds and where they worshiped God in courage and truth. In the late 1880s, London was the most church-going city on the planet.

Today, Christians in Britain are required to keep their opinions to themselves. Only about 2 percent of the population can be measured as true believers. Many churches in London have either closed or have been turned into museums–relying on tourists for their funding.

I can see how bad things are there from the hits that come to Rapture Ready. Even though Europe is the birthplace of many Christian faiths, 98 percent of the site’s traffic comes from North America. The top-ranked foreign country is Australia, and they only have 22 million people.

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