While this reads like an obvious spoof, I’m not 100% sure that it is. A domain-name lookup didn’t provide any useful information.
I suppose it’s possible that someone who sincerely believed they might be bodily taken up to heaven at any moment might write a little script that would initiate mass mailings if they didn’t reset a countdown each day. (Maybe have a couple of other sincere believers “in the program” to ensure that getting run over by a bus didn’t trigger a false rapture-alarm?)
Or maybe it’s just an original e-mail addy collector.
Guin, I did I search a’fore I posted, and only found the thread “What does this bumper sticker mean?” (“In case of Rapture, this car will be driverless.”) I didn’t search outside of MPSIMS, though.
Revtim, the person says s/he wrote a program to take care of things. I’m guessing it’d be a sort of “Dead man switch.” Or would that more properly be an “Assumed man switch”? “Translated man switch”? What?
I have a friend who uses the name Eternal Rapture and we have a message board under that name.
It’s more of an adult play ground so I can just about imagine their faces if people are doing a search for Rapture and come up with his site. :eek:
If the only way this person could leave the mortal coil was via rapture, then that might work. Unfortunately, when this idiot gets hit by a bus, a bunch of live walking-on-Earth non-raptured people are going to look pretty stupid when their loved ones get an email describing their living ascent into heaven. All their stuff will be gone when then get home from work!