Atheist Delivering Post-Rapture Messages for Christians

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/orl-rapture-postman-joshua-witter-05142009,0,1981214.story

Is it just me, or is this kind of a low thing to do?

Think about it. As an atheist, you're already making it publicly known that you don't believe the rapture is going to happen. Yet, here you are, taking these people's money anyway, for an event you know will never happen. Granted, we could say the Christians shouldn't be paying him for this service in the first place, but it feels like he's capitalizing off of their beliefs, and that just sits wrongly with me.

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Comment by Gaytor on May 18, 2009 at 9:47pm
Genius! Christianity, today, in America, is all about feeling good. If he gives them an outlet to feeling good, what's the difference if it goes to a pastor or him? Either way it's equally beneficial. As long as he performs a task that he's paid for, all's fair in capitalism.
Here's a thought... what makes them think that he'll be able to deliver on this promise before he's cast into the lake of fire? How is he going to beat Jesus or the Four Horsemen or Angels to their friends or family?
We know it's shenanigans, but that's our opinion that the apocalypse didn't happen 2000 years ago when promised, so why would it now? I think that he's selling peace of mind to fools. A fool and their money are soon parted and I'd be happy to stand in line to receive it!
Comment by Walter on May 18, 2009 at 10:05pm
Post Rapture Post (PRP) is a competitive business and the field is getting crowded. One exciting newcomer, Post Apocalyptic Junk Mail Inc., is specializing in bulk mail deliveries. Watch for the flier announcing Ace Hardware’s sale on locust repellent. Safeway coupons will save you money on flashlight battery so you won’t be left in the perpetual dark, and REI will feature an extended line-up of water purifiers guaranteed to clean the bloodiest water. Don’t forget to place your personal ad early so you can replace your mate when they ascend to heaven without you!
Comment by Nick on May 18, 2009 at 10:18pm
At least some Christians trust atheists.
Comment by Rev. Tom Hicks, D.D. on May 18, 2009 at 10:30pm
Awesome. I'll see if I can do this for my theist friends. Once they hand me somethin' to deliver, I'll just say "Don't worry 'bout it. Give it to 'em yourself after the rapture." That'll piss 'em off.
Comment by Dave Nichols on May 19, 2009 at 9:50am
I'm with you, Lauruhhpalooza.

Even though I get the irony here (and the joke), I have to say I'm as opposed to this as I am to the exploitation of people like Benny Hinn who use gullability and desperation for personal profit. I know Witter is just playing a grand joke and making a few bucks, but how is this honestly any better than a Christian televangelist or faith healer selling his/her services in return for a promise of eternal life or perfect health? I wish we held our own to the same standards to which we wish to hold the religious
Comment by Laura on May 19, 2009 at 11:19am
I think this is hilarious. I see absolutely nothing wrong with it. People who honestly believe they need this service were not convinced by him, they were convinced by their churches. That's where the dishonesty lies, in my opinion. If their church has made them feel so desperate that they believe they need this service, then this guy is doing them a favor by making them feel better for a very reasonable price. Good for him.

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