I covered the last scheduled Rapture on September 21, in my piece entitled Have a Happy Rapture Day.
That Rapture fell through though. Cripes, I wrote the thing in a hurry too. I mean there have only been a couple of hundred Rapture dates and I figured that, with all the fanfare, that one was going to be The Big One.
Anyways, as all the Right Wing Religious Crackpots gear up for yet ANOTHER Rapture date, this time they can be swooped up in the twinking of any eye knowing that their beloved pets will be well cared for after they are yanked right out of their shoes.
Now a group of atheists in the US have come up with a tongue-in-cheek solution, offering to take in the cats and dogs of “saved” believers in return for a small fee.
All the atheists signed up by Eternal Earth-Bound Pets are self-confessed sinners and blasphemers, guaranteeing they will be left behind when the chosen are selected.
Sounds like a plan. I mean, bogus ministers have been cashing in on Raptures for as long as I can remember. How about that guy who wrote the Late Great Planet Earth? I mean he told everybody the end of the world was coming then. When his dates turned out to be so much crappola (geeze, whadda surprise), he still had a following. I think he even set more dates, all of which have come and gone.
….. Which brings us to the question, How many false prophecies does it take to make a false profit profit? Apparently, to the evangelical community, this is not such a big deal.
So if make-believe prophets can cash in on Raptures, why not athiests?
I guess this post means when the next scheduled Rapture comes, I will just be able to continue on loving my pets right here on earth. Obviously I will be Left Behind too. But that’s okay. I prefer the company of my pets to some of the religious crackpots I have had to endure in my lifetime. So, I suspect, does God.
Now I just have to figure out how to co-exist with the atheists’ Religion Replacement: Reverend Al Gore’s Church of Global Warming.
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