Posted by | February 12, 2010 21:42 | Filed under: Top Stories

You’re going to be saved by Jesus when the rapture comes; but what about your pet?  Bart Centre of New Hampshire has created Eternal Earth-Bound Pets, so that when you are spirited away your furry friend will also be 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 is not devout himself. Rather, he’s looking to cash in on rapture hysteria.

Whatever motivates Centre, he has tapped into a source of genuine unease. Todd Strandberg, who founded a biblical prophecy Web site called raptureready.com that draws 250,000 unique visitors a month, agrees that Fido and Mittens are doomed. “Pets don’t have souls, so they’ll remain on Earth. I don’t see how they can be taken with you,” he says. “A lot of persons are concerned about their pets, but I don’t know if they should necessarily trust atheists to take care of them.”

Logistics will be very important to make sure that no pet is left behind. Laura, one of the atheist recruits, who doesn’t give a last name, has it figured out.

‘I’ve got work to do,'” Laura says. “The first thing I’ll do is find out where I need to go exactly.”

The rescuers won’t know the precise location of the animals until the Rapture arrives, at which time they will contact Centre for instructions. “I’ve got to get to [the pets] within a maximum of 18 to 24 hours. We really don’t want them to wait more than a day.” A day she believes will never come.

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