Thursday, September 03, 2009

Post-Rapture Pet Care for Christians. . . by Atheists

When the Rapture comes, and you're taken up to Heaven, won't you rest a little easier knowing your cat or dog will be taken care of?

Sure, they'll be taken care of by atheists and other people who were left behind, but you've got to take what you can get.

At least that's what atheist-run Eternal Earth-Bound Pets, a post-rapture pet care business is saying. They are offering a solution — at least tongue-in-cheek – that they will take care of cats and dogs of people who are taken up. For a small fee, of course.

The London Daily Telegraph said this idea was "...an irreverent attempt to cash in on the belief – widespread among US Christians – that the pious will be carried up to heaven by God in a sudden swoop, leaving unbelievers to endure the seven-year reign of the anti-Christ on Earth."

"You've committed your life to Jesus. You know you're saved. But when the Rapture comes what's to become of your loving pets who are left behind?" says the group's website. "Eternal Earth-Bound Pets takes that burden off your mind."

The firm promises lifetime care for your pet if the Rapture comes within the next 10 years. But if the Rapture doesn't come, or you renounce your faith, they're very sorry, but there are no refunds.

It's an interesting conundrum, especially for those people who believe the world is going to end soon. I'm a Christian, but I don't believe anyone knows when the world is going to end, so I always get a kick out of those people who think the world will end soon, just because they played Bible Word Search.

Still, the "End is Near" crowd would almost certainly be a guaranteed sale for the Earth-Bound Pets company, since there's really no way you can say "no" to that idea without looking like you don't believe what you've been shouting about all those years.

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