Friday, August 22, 2008


From craigslist:
Have you ever thought about what will happen to your pets after Jesus comes back to claim the souls of the saved during the Rapture and deliver them to heaven to enjoy ever lasting life? The bible clearly teaches that only those that have accepted Jesus as their savior will enter heaven (John 14:6, Romans 3:23), and we all know that pets do not have the cognitive ability to do this, so what will happen to your beloved pets? Surely without you there, they would be stuck inside your empty house, starving to death with no one to feed them, let them out to potty, or clean their litter box. This is probably not what you envision for your pets after you are gone. This is where I come in.

I am here to offer you pet care service for after the rapture. As an atheist, I will surely still be here on this earth post rapture and would love to look after your pets for a small fee and make sure they are still well taken care of after you and your family have been raptured. You will be able to look down on them from heaven and see them being well cared for by me and living happy, healthy lives. Do not let my atheism scare you! I am a moral and loving pet owner and would never do harm to any animal.

For a small deposit of only $50, you can be assured that your pets will be well cared for from the time that you are raptured until the end of their natural life. They will get adequate amounts of food, water, and shelter as well as plenty of exercise and socialization as I would imagine there will be a lot of pets that will be abandoned by Jesus the pet hater that will need to be cared for. [My emphases.]


  1. Many are the times when I wish I could turn down my conscience just a bit. There is so much money to be made from these people.

    I'd like to claim this says something about atheists' morality, but it may just be residual Catholic guilt.

  2. Brendan,
    I honestly don't think that a typical atheist is any more or less "moral" than a typical theist. Certain beliefs, however, expose people to all sorts of charlatanry.

  3. For sure. I'm just one of those people who takes particular exception when wingnuts insist that morality requires religious belief, so I tend to deliver the counter message at the slightest provocation.