This really made me laugh out loud, but believe it or not – this is for real!
I saw it on the Killing the Buddha blog – and thought it was worth repeating here.
For the Christians out there who take a pre-tribulation Rapture position – this is a serious question 😛
Who will look after your pets when the Church has gone?
Don’t worry – help is at hand – in the form of an insurance policy guaranteeing that your pets will be looked after by card carrying but pet loving atheists, just in case Jesus returns before you can sort out long term care provision.
As the article explains:
“Never mind friends and family who’ll be left behind when you’re Raptured—what about those you really love? Eternal Earth-Bound Pets, “The next best thing to pet salvation in a Post Rapture World,” promises “to step in when you step up to Jesus.” Purchase a ten-year Rapture insurance plan for just $110, and rest easy, knowing that an atheist—not just any old non-believer like a Jew or Satanist but an honest-to-God, non-spiritual, non-religious atheist—will tenderly care for your pet in the event of your heavenly ascension.”
Read the full article here.
In case you were wondering what the Killing the Buddha blog is all about – here is some blurb off their Manifesto page:
“Killing the Buddha is a religion magazine for people made anxious by churches, people embarrassed to be caught in the “spirituality” section of a bookstore, people both hostile and drawn to talk of God. It is for people who somehow want to be religious, who want to know what it means to know the divine, but for good reasons are not and do not. If the religious have come to own religious discourse it is because they alone have had places where religious language could be spoken and understood. Now there is a forum for the supposedly non-religious to think and talk about what religion is, is not and might be. Killing the Buddha is it.”
What I like about KtB is that the majority of the contributions are tongue-in-cheek about spirituality and faith, and sceptical to a large extent rather than cynical or critical for no reason. I enjoy reading their view from the ‘other side’ of spirituality – and can’t help but laugh sometimes at just how ridiculous we people of faith must seem to those of, lets say, a more secular persuasion. 🙂