Originally Posted by aaronwt
They did say in the show that people paid a bunch of money to have them shipped to be buried. Or something to that effect.
Yeah, I thought there was a TV commercial on in the background in this or a previous episode that advertised fake bodies for burial as a means of providing closure, or something to that effect.
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More generally, after watching 4 episodes of this series, I can’t see much sense to it.
It seems to me that for all these characters actions and attitudes to make sense, they pretty much have to believe that the great disappearance was The Rapture ([tm] some American Christian evangelicals, sometime in the early 19th century), and not only that, they have to have to come to that belief after the event, otherwise presumably they would have been Raptured themselves, and not among the leftovers.
But how would they come to this belief? Who would be left, post-Rapture, to preach Rapture theology? Since most mainstream religions don’t subscribe to Rapture theology, and presumably most mainstream clergy would be among the leftovers, we should expect that the remaining clergy would be among the most vocal denouncers of Rapture as an explanation of the disappearances.
And indeed, anyone who firmly believed in Rapture and did not disappear would be loudly denouncing that idea as well. And yet, in the third week, we got a whole episode dedicated to the supposedly lone voice crying out in the wilderness that this was not Rapture. Ridiculous!
All things considered, I think alien abduction or some similar theory would be far more likely to gain traction as an explanation of the disappearances than Rapture, and thus I think all the mopey dopey depressive nonsense depicted in the book and TV series is just that, utter nonsense.
I plan to watch episode 5 because that one was apparently distributed for preview and praised by critics, but I think that will be as far as I go with this absurdity.