About this blog: Discussing religion, spirituality and values. About the writers: Amy Umble is the religion reporter for The Free Lance-Star. Janet Marshall is the religion editor for The Free Lance-Star.
Faith and Law & Order
Anyone catch last night’s Law & Order? It was filled with religious references, starting with unraptured.com. The site is based on a real one, youvebeenleftbehind.com. The site offers a subscription service. For $40, it will store messages to be delivered to your loved ones after the Rapture. Here’s a sample from the site’s FAQs:
Q:With all of the devastation after the Rapture how do you think the emails will be delivered?
A: I do believe that the Internet will be up and running. There may be some localized temporary outages.
Want to know more about the Rapture? Over the holidays, I read a book called "How to Profit from the Coming Rapture: Getting Ahead When You’ve Been Left Behind."
The book comes from the Jewish comedic couple who wrote "How to Raise a Jewish Dog." And the book definitely has a tongue-in-cheek and sometimes sacreligious flavor. But I also learned a lot about Revelation and the Rapture from reading it. It got spooky at parts.