Religion: Waiting for Armageddon

The pennant of baseball's 1949 world champions was missing from the Yankee Stadium last week. A speakers' stand stretched across the infield, and huge posters plastered the stadium, bearing messages like Saarnaa Sanaa and Pregetha y gair. They all meant the same thing: "Preach the Word" (II Tim. 4:2). Beneath this slogan, spelled out in 77 tongues, some 77,000 hot, hungry and happy Jehovah's Witnesses had gathered together from 48 states and 68 nations.

For eight days they packed the ballpark, protecting their heads from the sun with handkerchiefs and folded newspapers while they...

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