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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 01:21 PM

Man behind 'Rapture pets' rescue admits it's a hoax

Hilarious.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/story/2012-03-21/rapture-pet-rescue-business-hoax/53691320/1

By Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service

he owner of a business who claimed he would provide atheist rescuers for Christians' pets left behind in the Rapture now says his service was an elaborate hoax and never had any clients.

Bart Centre, who lives in New Hampshire, came clean after the state Insurance Department delivered a subpoena because he appeared to be engaged in "unauthorized business of insurance" through his Eternal Earth-Bound Pets business.

"Eternal Earth-Bound Pets employs no paid rescuers," Bart Centre wrote in a blog post on March 16. "It has no clients. It has never issued a service certificate. It has accepted no service contract applications nor received any payments not a single dollar in the almost three years of its existence."

Centre's business was reported widely by Religion News Service, NPR, The Washington Post, The Associated Press, CBS News, the BBC, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Huffington Post and other media outlets in the past year.

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Reply Man behind 'Rapture pets' rescue admits it's a hoax (Original post)
cbayer Mar 2012 OP
rexcat Mar 2012 #1
ChairmanAgnostic Mar 2012 #2
Kalidurga Mar 2012 #4
Starboard Tack Mar 2012 #5
dmallind Mar 2012 #6
LARED Mar 2012 #9
rexcat Mar 2012 #10
dmallind Mar 2012 #3
NV Whino Mar 2012 #7
rexcat Mar 2012 #8

Response to cbayer (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 01:54 PM

1. One can make several conclusions from this...

1. End timers don't really think the end is near and they aren't as stupid as they appear;
2. End timers don't care about their pets;
3. End timers think their pets are going with them;
4. End timers are disingenuous.

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Response to rexcat (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 01:56 PM

2. 4. End times don't really think.

I suspect they never bothered to consider Muffy or Mr. Paws.

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Response to rexcat (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 02:19 PM

4. I think you nailed it.

They probably think their pets can take care of themselves or Jesus will make provisions for them cause he provides all donchaknow.

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Response to rexcat (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 03:11 PM

5. It's simpler than that

They don't believe that animals have souls.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 03:31 PM

6. That still leaves #2

Soulless animals still starve.

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Response to rexcat (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:34 PM

9. 5. Endtimers

 

can figure out a hoax just like the rest of us.

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Response to LARED (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:05 PM

10. Not really...

they believe in the literal interpretation of the bible so it disqualifies them from being reasonable, sentient beings.

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Response to cbayer (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 02:00 PM

3. Well there's a surprise.

I wonder if he had any enquiries though. People apparently have tried to get directions to Landover Baptist services after all.

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Response to cbayer (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 03:38 PM

7. Surely this is the Onion

The Insurance Department went after him? Really?

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Response to NV Whino (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:44 PM

8. Not the Onion...

this guy was highlighted last year in the national news when the one gentleman predicted that the rapture was going to occur last year, twice and, to everyone's surprise nothing happened. Some stuff just isn't made up!

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