Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Post-Rapture Post

Now that the Rapture Index is 157 (3 points below "Fasten your seatbelts!" level), the End is Nigh if not Near, and opportunistic entrepreneurs seeking to take advantage of the rubes who actually believe this stuff are trying to cash in. One particularly enterprising atheist in Florida has offered to handle Post-Rapture mail from the saved to those who were Left Behind through a business he calls the "Post-Rapture Post":

"For as little as $4.99, Witter offers to deliver your letters to friends and loved ones left behind after the Rapture, when some Christians believe they will be whisked up to heaven while everyone else — the "Left Behind" of the popular book series — suffers a series of tribulations."

Billing itself as "the Postal Service of the Saved", Post-Rapture Post will deliver messages to the loved ones of those who've made their heavenward flight. The unsaved: now Postmasters of the Apocalypse. Maybe there's a chance for me to get that cushy lifetime job at the post office after all.