Caring for Pets Left Behind by the Rapture

Bloomberg BusinessWeek:

Caring for Pets Left Behind by the Rapture

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?

Bart Centre, 61, a retired retail executive in New Hampshire, says many people are troubled by this question, and he wants to help. He started a service called Eternal Earth-Bound Pets that promises to rescue and care for animals left behind by the saved.

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."

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I’ve already offered our services as cat carers.

Yet when Benny Hinn was a hit, the atheists decried him as a fine example of someone using religion to scam people…

Aaaaah, New Atheism, its stench of hypocrisy, which I first found repulsive, now smells like fresh flowers. Thanks Mr. Centre for proving me right about the laughable fallibility of you lot in the same way hypocritical religious have done the same for your equally blind followers. :cool:

[quote="Kaninchen, post:2, topic:197770"]
I've already offered our services as cat carers.

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No need.
Cats will return to Hell whence they came.

:D

Good job this thread isn’t in ‘Back Fence’ or you’d be in pretty serious trouble over this post! :smiley:

[quote="didymus, post:4, topic:197770"]
no need.
Cats will return to hell whence they came.

:d

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LOL! Almost spit my diet coke all over the computer screen.

[quote="didymus, post:4, topic:197770"]
No need.
Cats will return to Hell whence they came.

:D

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Basement Ketteh...:D

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Oh man, I wish I'd thought of this first. But I'll still be willing to do house sitting or even caring for plants, post-rapture, for an upfront fee, pre-rapture. No cats or dogs, please.

I wouldn't worry. The rapture isn't a Catholic teaching therefore I doubt it would happen and even if it did God would provide.

People have been reading too many "left behind"books. Try some history books instead.

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