I don’t read Bloomberg Business Week online, and I’m obviously missing out.
Yesterday the Cap’n read me an article about one Bart Centre, an entrepreneur who has decided there is a market niche for a post-Rapture pet care coordinator. It seems that those who believe they will be Taken Up during the Rapture are concerned about what will happen to their pets when they are gathered to Paradise. “Pets don’t have souls, so they’ll remain on Earth. I don’t see how they can be taken with you,” [one of the Faithful] says. “A lot of persons are concerned about their pets, but I don’t know if they should necessarily trust atheists to take care of them.”
That’s right. If all the Righteous are gathered and their pets are left behind, who is left to take care of them? It seems other God-believers are not entirely reliable because they might–just MIGHT–be given a share in the World To Come. That leaves the atheists. According to the article, “Rescuers must sign an affidavit to affirm their disbelief in God—and they must also clear a criminal background check.”
So listen up, atheists! If you want to be a pet rescuer, this is the chance of a lifetime. (But probably not.) And if you’re in the business world and were looking for a new way to part people from their money, it looks like Bart Centre beat you to it.