For our "Friday morning light" topic I found this to be worth a chuckle . This website is an email and storage service. While that might not sound unique, how about this little twist:
It is a born-again Christian based email and storage company that is set up in a way that 6 days after the "rapture" it will send emails out to your designated list informing them that you have been "taken up".
For those of you who aren't familiar with the concept of "rapture", it is an Born Again Christian belief that rapture will occur prior to the destruction of the world and the second coming of Christ where the righteous are taken up to heaven for protection from the Armageddon. There are some humorous things implied here.
In the case of rapture where there is going to be the destruction of the world and you are called up, what is to say that during the Armageddon to follow that people will be checking their emails? Additionally what purpose would this serve? If they weren't called up these are not good people right? Are the emails supposed to be an "I told you so" to the wicked?
Not only that, what a great scam! Because what if they don't fulfill their services? Meaning, if you die or are in fact "caught up" are you going to sue them if they never send out your emails? How can you?
For those of you that read this blog I would recommend reading the "why?" section of their web page. It seems enlightening to think that we as Mormons get flack for practicing baptisms for the dead, a practice done in hopes of the future progression of those who have passed on without hearing the gospel. We are treated as loonies sometimes for believing something that is talked about in the bible. But an email service that is "rapture triggered" in effort as being your posthumous attempt at converting those that have not yet accepted the gospel.... well I am sure that is how Christ would want it. Sounds like someone didn't do their missionary work on earth and might consider this some heaven insurance.... wait Heaven Insurance.... why not! It's brilliant! For a small premium we will enlist the services of a group of predetermined group of "Christians" to pray for your soul after you pass on to ensure your safe passage to the pearly gates. Wait, Ahhh too late. Someone already did it.
Interesting to note, it seems like "Mormon's" were kept off their list of religions they cover.