It is a societal rule that if two or more people are wearing similar outfits or color, someone must make a comment along the lines of “they got the memo” or “I didn’t get the memo” or “they called each other.”
WASHINGTON (AFP) – When judgment day comes — which some US Christian fundamentalists insist will happen on Saturday — have you thought about what you’re going to do with the family dog and cat?
In 26 US states, you could have them rescued and adopted by enterprising atheists who have set up a business to care for the animal companions of any Christians who are selected to go to heaven when Jesus Christ comes back.
"You’ve committed your life to Jesus. You know you’re saved. But when the Rapture comes, what’s to become of your loving pets who are left behind?" Eternal Earth-Bound Pets says on its website, offering to "take that burden off your mind."
The post-doomsday pet rescue service already has 259 clients, who have paid $135 for the first pet and $20 for each additional pet at the same address, to ensure the faithful animal companions are looked after and loved even when their Christian owners have gone to the other side.
All the rescuers are sworn atheists, which means they will definitely be left behind on Earth, ready to rescue pets after the Rapture, which one US Christian fundamentalist group has penciled for Saturday.
When judgment day happens, Eternal Earth-Bound Pets co-founder Bart Centre “will notify all of our rescuers to go into action and they will drive to the homes of anyone who’s signed a contract with us, pick up their pets and take them home and adopt them as their own, keeping them happy and healthy for the rest of their lives.
"This will happen only if and when the Rapture happens. So we do not expect to have to do anything on Saturday," Centre told AFP.
Contracts are good for 10 years, just in case the Mayan calendar prophesy, which predicts the world will end in December next year, comes true.
i’m performing in this really cool show! my first play in about 500 years, give or take. we’re performing in green-wood cemetary in brooklyn, amoung the civil-war era tombstones and catacombs. there will be midnight performances! what’s a cooler date night than that?!
The Green-Wood Historic Fund proudly presents the New York City premiere of The Spoon River Project, an adaptation of Edgar Lee Masters’ 1915 masterpiece, The Spoon River Anthology. Tom Andolora of Brooklyn College has recreated the classic American work for the stage and directs the production as well.
Accompanied by beautifully-sung hymns and songs from the turn of the last century, including, “Shall We Gather at the River,” “Softly and Tenderly” and “In the Gloaming”, the eleven actors tell a story of the fictional town of Spoon River through its residents who have since left this world. In death and with no fear of reprisal from their personal revelations, the characters finally divulge their secrets. As the play progresses, the social façade of the small town, whose residents lived behind the veil of decorum, comes crashing down. For this reason, the director and Green-Wood have appended the phrase “for mature audiences only” and admission is restricted to ages 15 and over.
PREVIEW NIGHTS: Wednesday, June 15 and Thursday, June 16 (Arrive by 8:00 p.m. sharp.)
OPENING NIGHT: Friday, June 17 (Arrive by 8:00 p.m. sharp.)
SHOW NIGHTS: June 15, 16 (preview nights), June 17 (opening night), 18, 22, 23, 24 and 25 (Arrive by 8:00 p.m. sharp.)
MIDNIGHT SHOWS: Saturday, June 18 and Saturday, June 25
MATINEES: Sunday, June 19 and Sunday, June 26. (Arrive by 3:00 p.m. sharp)
i am totally completely obsessed with this print. it is currently my wallpaper on my work desk top. there are so many things i want to do with this fabric: wear it, put it on a chair, put it on a wall, put it in a bowl and eat it…