Are you planning for The Rapture this Saturday evening? Neither are we! But the May 21st Doomsday movement continues. Lawrence has already told you what he thinks about all this. But on tonight's edition of The Last Word, Lawrence discussed why some people believe this nonsense with Professor Barbara Rossing of the Lutheran School of Theology. Their discussion also covered the more serious ramifications of what I'll affectionately refer to as The Rapture, Inc. You can see the segment in the video below.
The Internets, however, are providing us with some sillier bits and pieces about the impending fake Rapture. The New York Daily News has a story on a business run by self-described atheists. For a fee of $135, Eternal Earth-Bound Pets, USA will care for your pets after you've been raptured. Each $135 fee is good for ten years of coverage and each additional pet is an extra $20. On its website, the company calls itself "The next best thing to pet salvation in a Post Rapture World." So far Eternal Earth-Bound Pets, USA has coverage in 26 states... but sadly for me, that does not include New York. So I guess I still need to find a heathen to take care of my cat Willie once my ultra-virtuous self is raptured on Saturday (fingers-crossed!!). For said heathen's troubles, he or she would of course be welcome to any of the DVDs and books in my apartment.
If you're not sure whether you'll be raptured, there is a helpful flowchart provided over on the Peas and Cougars blog (ht Jezebel).
If you know you won't be raptured... you can plan with others to loot from those who have been raptured thanks to this page on Facebook.
And lastly, for the latest Rapture news in 140-character form... there are updates on Twitter (of course).