Wednesday, February 17, 2010

post-rapture pet care

*giggle* the post-rapture pet care business is in the news again. I like Steven Landsburg's comment on it best:
"There are roughly 30 million [self-professed Christians who expect the Second Coming and the Rapture in their lifetimes] in the United States. How many of them really believe what they say they do? New evidence suggests that the number is somewhere around 100. Either that or fundamentalism breeds exceptional callousness toward ones’ pets"
I love my cats and trust that if I vanished tomorrow, my friends and family would take care of them. But if I believed everyone I knew and loved would vanish with me, 92 cents a month would be a perfectly reasonable price to pay for their insurance!