There’s this new organization that will pet-sit for Christians who get raptured away when Jesus flies back to Earth from heaven. They are called Eternal Earth-bound Pets, USA. From their website:
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? Eternal Earth-Bound Pets takes that burden off your mind.
They are charging $110 for the first pet, and $15 for each additional pet. This is a great idea because whatever happens, they win. If people go for it, these people will get the money they deserve for coming up with this brilliant idea. If people don’t go for it, then it leaves us with a point at which we can question the sincerity of the believers. Do they really believe in this stuff? If they did, you would think they would want to take care of this kind of business.
I suspect that the results will unfortunately be closer to the latter. Most people who claim that they believe in an imminent apocalypse or rapture or whatever are just lying. They don’t really believe in that any more than I do. It’s just a posturing in order to fit into a group – sacrifice critical thinking skills, gain acceptance. Because if that weren’t the case, then they would plan in advance for it in the same way that they would stop their newspaper delivery when they go on vacation.
But maybe they’ll prove me wrong. Maybe the reaction to this proposal won’t be nervous laughter and defensive questioning. And if that’s the case, then the people running this scam perfectly legitimate business venture will never have to work again.