Posted: May 19, 2011.
Print: Seattle Times
If the Rapture indeed occurs, and Christians worldwide are transported to heaven, “we know as atheists, we’re not going,” said Case, one of several people organizing the Saturday party in Tacoma. It’s one of several such gatherings being organized by atheist groups nationwide.
“If it occurs, it’s a good thing for us,” he said. “We get the real estate and cheap cars, and we won’t have to worry about separation of church and state.”
On the other hand, if the Rapture doesn’t happen, “it’s another egg in the face of those who say the end times will come. So it’s a win-win for us,” Case said.
...But it’s atheists, in particular, who appear to be poking the most fun.
In Tacoma, producers of the weekly radio show “Ask an Atheist” are sponsoring the local Rapture party. Their slogan: “Countdown to Backpedaling: The End is Nah!”