Friday, May 20, 2011

End-of-Time Planning

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If you are planning ahead for the end of the world tomorrow, and if you're worried about Fido, check out a post by at Religion in American History, taking up Post-Rapture Pet CareAppropriately enough, J. Michael Utzinger historicizes the matter:
Religious concerns about pets are hardly new for Protestants. Martin Luther, if the Table Talk can be believed, thought there would be dogs in heaven with silver fur and gold tails. Billy Graham's Swedenborgian vision of heaven included dogs and golf. Likewise, post-rapture services for pets existed long before Harold Camping's predictions became part of the recent media frenzy. 

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