Allt det här föranleder förstås en central fråga: om man nu blir uppryckt till himlen, vem tar hand om hunden? Den här frågan har en firma nu använt till en affärsidé.
Eternal Earth-Bound Pets, USA
The next best thing to pet salvation in a Post Rapture World
Firman garanterar att de anställda själva inte kommer att bli uppryckta till himlen. Hur de kan göra det? Firman ägs och drivs av husdjursälskande ateister. Ur informationsmaterialet:
We are currently active in 26 states, employing 40 pet rescuers. Our representatives have been screened to ensure that they are atheists, animal lovers, are moral / ethical with no criminal background, have the ability and desire to rescue your pet and the means to retrieve them and ensure their care for your pet's natural life.Från deras FAQ:
For $135.00 we will guarantee that should the Rapture occur within ten (10) years of receipt of payment, one pet per residence will be saved. Each additional pet at your residence will be saved for an additional $20.00 fee. A small price to pay for your peace of mind and the health and safety of your four legged and feathered friends.
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.