Friday, June 06, 2008

Told You So

This is even better than my last post...

If millions of Christians suddenly disappear from the face of the Earth as the opening act for Armageddon, Threat Level thinks most nonbelievers will be too busy freaking the hell out to check their e-mail. But if they do log in, now they can be treated to some post-Rapture needling from their missing friends and loved ones, courtesy of web startup

For just $40 a year, believers can arrange for up to 62 people to get a final message exactly six days after the Rapture, that day when -- according to Christian end times dogma -- Christians will be swept up to heaven, while doubters are left behind to suffer seven years of Tribulation under a global government headed by the Antichrist.

"You've Been Left Behind gives you one last opportunity to reach your lost family and friends for Christ," reads the website, which is purportedly run "by Christians, for Christians." The domain name is registered through an anonymous proxy service, presumably to protect the proprietors from the Forces of Darkness, and not because they're up to anything shady.

The e-mails will be triggered when three of the site's five Christian staffers "scattered around the U.S." fail to log in for six days in a row -- a system that incorporates a nice margin of safety, should two of the proprietors turn out to be unrepentant sinners or atheists.

Maybe a couple of years from now when these scammers blow town the can send everyone an e-mail that says, "You've been had!"



Anonymous Anonymous said...

This story was profiled on this weekend's edition of "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me." It was on the "Bluff the Listener" segment. The listener didn't think this story was true, and therefore, lost.

8:40 PM, June 09, 2008  
Blogger laura linger said...

Thanks a lot, now I just snorted orange juice right through my nostrils. It hurts like a bitch, I tells ya.

I have got to feature this over on Sack Of Monkeys today, linking to you, of course.



10:15 AM, June 15, 2008  

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