Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Rapture Insurance: Wish We'd All Been Ready

This is a joke.

This has to be a joke.

This must be a joke, right?

Those were my thoughts as I listened to the radio guest explain rapture insurance. I was wrong. It wasn't a joke. Eternal Earth-Bound Pets is serious about providing the next best thing to salvation for pets in a post-raptured world.

"We are a group of dedicated animal lovers, and atheists. Each Eternal Earth-Bound Pet representative is a confirmed atheist, and as such will still be here on Earth after you've received your reward. Our network of animal activists are committed to step in when you step up to Jesus."

So if there rapture were to happen and I am gone those left behind will rescue and care for my cats (picture above). Really? I still hope it is an April Fools day joke. Insurance for Christians, in case the rapture happens so that their pets are cared for.

I guess there would be families worried about their dear Rufus or other fuzzy, feathered, or scaled friends if Left Behind series were to become a reality. If people are willing to track the pending apocalypse with a Rapture Index, leave messages for the un-saved and add warning stickers to their car bumpers why not invest in pet care insurance. Ten years of pet-peace-of-mind only costs $135.00 (plus $20.00 for each additional pet) your pets are covered for after-rapture care. I found these details from the groups FAQs page:

Q: Is this a Joke?
A: No. This is a serious offer to our Christian friends who believe in the Second Coming and honestly care about the future of their pets after the Rapture occurs.

Q: Do YOU believe in the Rapture?
A: As atheists we do not hold beliefs in the supernatural or a divine being. Thus, we do not believe in the Rapture. However, we respect the beliefs of others and are open to the possibility that our perspective could possibly be wrong.

Q: How do you ensure your representatives won't be Raptured?
A: Actually, we don't ensure it, they do. Each of our representatives has stated to us in writing that they are atheists, do not believe in God / Jesus, and that they have blasphemed in accordance with Mark 3:29, negating any chance of salvation.

I will not be getting rapture insurance, and not because they are not in Canada. I am still working out my eschatologoical views (my beliefs about the end times) but I lean away from a pre-tribulation rapture but it is more than just that. I find the insurance/group schemey like a snake oil salesmen. I feel like they are taking advantage of those with a belief they don't share all most in a mocking way and make a profit. Maybe not but that was my feeling looking over the site.

For those who might be worried for my two earth bound kitties have no fear. FA were talking about while I was working on this post and he agreed that if the rapture happens and if he still lives close by he rescue and care for Inu and Kima. At least the pets are ready?


matthew said...

Is there anywhere on their site where they say how many clients they have? I'd really like to know that!

Nuchtchas said...

I'm good, I'm a catholic and we believe that animals have souls too and will be saved just as we are. Actually, animals have instant salvation because they have no sin, so while my pets may be saved I might not :)

I mean the whole humor of this is what you believe is what happens, right?

Is it a scam? Sure, but if people are stupid enough to pay for this and believe it, isn't it their own fault? One could argue this could be God's way of punishing people who are paying more attention to the trappings of the bible and not enough attention to the message?

I know I have a cynical point of view when it comes to things like this and a lot of people don't know what to make of me, but Jesus never spoke about the rapture, he told us there would be a place with his father if we lead good lives and loved one another, so I'm going to do that. :)