A recent digg entry shows that some people have put quite a bit of thought into the Christian prophecy of rapture. First there’s the (derogatory) Post-Rapture Post, which will deliver letters after the rapture, enabling one to send a message to non-believing friends/family explaining what’s happened. The service is guaranteed to be rapture-proof, because it’s run by Atheists. On a less-sarcastic note, Rapture Letters provides a similar email service. It’s run by Christians and works via a software dead-man switch. When the rapture occurs, the dead-man switch will not be reset, and the emails will be sent. Both services assume that critical infrastructure will be in place to enable the transmission of messages.
The most thought-provoking service is Jesus Pets. Suppose you’re instantly removed from the Earth via rapture. What will happen to your pets? Think about it. Jesus Pets states: “We are assembling a community of heathen pet-lovers to care for pets that are ‘left-behind.’ We are coordinating with feed mills and kennels in preparation for your post-apocalyptic pet care needs.”