This is both a heart-breaking and heart-warming post about an unlikely alliance between atheists and evangelicals.
Regardless of how good and loyal a pet has been, come Rapture time, evangelicals just can’t take Fido with them. The good news is that an enterprising retired retail executive has assembled a team of moral, humane atheists who will be on hand throughout the Bible Belt and in 22 states to come to the rescue and see those pets through tribulation – and it only costs $110 for a ten year contract.
This venture, which is serious enough to be worthy of an article in Business Week, has already attracted over 100 clients. But the potential market is enormous, as between 20 million to 40 million bible-believing Christians apparently believe there will be a second coming in their lifetimes – and a lot of those folks have beloved pets.
These atheist rescuers are top of the line. In addition to being serious, dedicated, moral and ethical animal lovers, the representatives of Eternal Earth-Bound Pets “must sign an affidavit to affirm their disbelief in God—and they must also clear a criminal background check.”
In addition, they must have the means to rescue and transport the animals in their charge.
But it gets better… A portion of the income generated from advertising on the Eternal Earth-Bound Pets site is contributed to community food shelves and food banks in Minnesota and New Hampshire.
Are these atheists God-fearing or what?
With responsible humanitarians like this walking the earth and offering peace of mind to rapture-ready souls and pets in distress, you would think that Dispensationalists could revise their theology a bit and give some selected and loyal atheists access to the pearly gates…and perhaps even let in a canine or two.