Saturday, February 13, 2010

"Caring for Pets Left Behind by the Rapture"

HereA service where they'll be taken care of by atheists, where the guy who founded it says that it started out as a way of making money off of religious folks. But they're very serious about it and they do give some of the income away to charity.

"Many people in the U.S.—perhaps 20 million to 40 million—believe there will be a Second Coming in their lifetimes, followed by the Rapture . In this event, they say, the righteous will be spirited away to a better place while the godless remain on Earth. But what will become of all the pets?

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Promoted on the Web as "the next best thing to pet salvation in a Post Rapture World," the service has attracted more than 100 clients, who pay $110 for a 10-year contract ($15 for each additional pet.) If the Rapture happens in that time, the pets left behind will have homes—with atheists. Centre has set up a national network of godless humans to carry out the mission. "If you love your pets, I can't understand how you could not consider this," he says.

Centre came up with the idea while working on his book, The Atheist Camel Chronicles, written under the pseudonym Dromedary Hump. In it, he says many unkind things about the devout and confesses that "I'm trying to figure out how to cash in on this hysteria to supplement my income.""

Yes, we might believe in all sorts of Jungian weirdness here but the Rapture? Please, come on.

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