I spotted this Bloomberg News article on the wire and at first thought it was one of those hoax stories. But apparently there’s a real business that matches up Raptured pet owners with atheist care-givers. Called Eternal Earth-Bound Pets, USA, its motto is: “The next best thing to pet salvation in a Post Rapture World.”
I wonder if it’ll have a local franchise. I know some atheist pet lovers who’d like to make some extra cash.
Here’s the article:
Godless Will Adopt Pets of Blessed — for $110
By Mike Di Paola
A fair number of people in the United States — estimates range from 20 million to 40 million — believe there will be a Second Coming in their lifetime, a Judgment Day when the righteous are spirited away to a better place while the godless remain on Earth.
Eschatology raises many troubling questions, but my immediate concern is what happens to the pets of the righteous? Bart Centre, a retired retail executive in New Hampshire, has concocted a plan to address this issue, and make a buck off the apocalypse to boot. Last June he started Eternal Earth-Bound Pets, USA — “The next best thing to pet salvation in a Post Rapture World,” says the Web site — a service that promises to rescue and care for the animals left behind by raptured Christians. Read more »