Worried about the end of the world? Don’t have enough time to seek forgiveness for your sins? Worried that you may not make it to heaven? A Russian coupon site has the answer for you.
What’s the price of redemption, fellow sinners? Well, according to this offer posted on Russian site Kupon Klub, it’s just 500 rubles ($16). Come on, you have to admit that’s a bargain! But, truth be told, it’s 50% off thanks to the kindness of an Italian Catholic church that has offered to pray for the forgiveness of your sins at half price. All someone has to do is buy this holy coupon and send its unique number to an email address mentioned on site. No matter how much you’ve sinned over the years, you can buy just one coupon for yourself, but you can get as many as you want to have your loved-ones’ sins forgiven as well. According to Lifenews.ru, the organizers of this bizarre campaign believe the number of sold coupons will be in the millions, but with 37 days to go to expiry, only 110 people have bough the discounted indulgence vouchers. That’s right, 110 people believe paying $15 for a coupon will open their way into Heaven.
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For me this raises several questions, is there a money back guarantee? What if I pay the money and don’t make it to heaven? How do I know my sins are really being forgiven? I think it’s a scam to get some Russian’s hard earned ruble, much like the Nigerian email scams. Unfortunately people will fall for this, so I am offering to pray for peoples forgiveness for the low price of $10. That’s right you can save six dollars by using my prayer service. I take cash only, I offer no guarantees.
I really am not trying to knock the power of prayer to whatever higher being one believes in, prayer can be a very powerful thing, it’s just there are to many unscrupulous people trying to profit off of religion. It is wrong on so many levels.