There are an especially holy and righteous group of Christians who have finally created a service that we have all been longing for. Every since as teenagers we were crammed into the the church basement to watch the horror of all films, A Thief in the Night, and been terrified that the rapture was around the corner and we weren’t going to be ready.
Of course being ready for the rapture, in our teenage minds, meant being married (having sex), going to college (having lots of fun without parents around), and becoming sports legends (some of these things were never going to happen). But now, you can really be ready for the rapture and make sure that your heathen friends and family won’t be forgotten.
This site called You’ve Been Left Behind, is intended as a bit of rapture insurance for the unrighteous. For a small $40 registration fee you can store emails, documents, and contact information that will be sent to all those whom you leave behind at the rapture. So now all the witnessing you never did can be done even after you are gone.
Here is a description of their services: “We have set up a system to send documents by the email, to the addresses you provide, 6 days after the “Rapture” of the Church. This occurs when 3 of our 5 team members scattered around the U.S fail to log in over a 3 day period. Another 3 days are given to fail safe any false triggering of the system.
We give you 150mb of encrypted storage that can be sent to 12 possible email addresses, in Box #1. You up load any documents and choose which documents go to who. You can edit these documents at any time and change the addresses they will be sent to as needed. Box #1 is for your personal private letters to your closest lost friends and relatives.
We give you another 100mb. of unencrypted storage that can be sent to up to 50 email addresses, in Box #2. You can edit the documents and the addresses any time. Box #2 is for more generic documents to lost family & friends.
The cost is $40 for the first year. Re-subscription will be reduced as the number of subscribers increases. Tell your friends about You’ve Been left behind.
I am not sure what to think of this except for amusement. I am hopeful that the people behind this are just being as faithful as they can in their own way and trying to use technology for the good of the kingdom. The cynical side of me (let’s call him Gregori and use a strong Russian accent as we hear his voice) thinks that this smells fishier than discount caviar. Why do I have a sinking feeling that three guys who were in the same youth group did this almost as a prank and then found that people would give them money so they turned it into a business.
So you can get yourself a little rapture insurance now for your loved ones. Maybe we can work with blogger to create a post for the blog that goes up in case of rapture. I am torn between a strong I told you so and a hey can you believe it actually happened tone. Maybe you can add some input into what our “in case of the rapture read this post” post should sound like.