Okay okay, this joke is a little mean, but at the same time it’s also devilishly funny. A comment in a previous post made me think of this video I saw a while back.
The “Rapture” is an event which is supposed to happen before the end times, according to some fundamentalist schools of Christianity. It’s not in the Bible, although some believers claim that it can be inferred from various passages take together.
Supposedly before the end times, the true believers will be taken up into heaven. Not just their souls, but bodies too will be beamed up like Scotty does on Star Trek. Curiously, the process does not take clothing with it, but does take the other non-living things on the human body, such as tooth enamel, the outer layer of skin, finger nails an hair. Go figure. (Okay, there are some problems with this, obviously – like does hair also get beamed up off the barber shop floor?)
Despite the nonsensicalness of it all, some people take this all VERY seriously.
I wonder if this prank might actually make the poor girl start to re-examine her beliefs. Probably not.