"You can't be serious."
Saying it didn’t stop his roommate from tying the rope around his waist. Oliver threaded it through his belt-loops and double-knotted it over his fly. He shook the knot at Tom like a phallus of wisdom.
"You never know when the world will end. This is just as good a theory as any."
"No, it's not. Some radio guy in the middle of nowhere is not as good an authority as all the world's physicists." Tom folded his arms. "And if God did yank you to Heaven, do you really think a rope is going to stop Him?"
Oliver laughed, tossing the loose end of the rope at Tom. It deflected off his shin.
"It's not supposed to stop God. If I get called up, you and anybody else nearby grabs onto the rope. I figure Jesus can't disagree with saving people."