Yes it does.
We already know the fact that Jesus ain’t coming back will take an emotional toll on all those gullible Christians who believe this “May 21st is Judgment Day” nonsense.
But it’s also taking a financial toll on one man:
A 60-year-old New York City man is so sure the world will end on May 21, he has spent his retirement savings to warn people about it.
According to a report from the New York Daily News, Robert Fitzpatrick spent $140,000 for an ad campaign for signs on subway cars and bus shelters around the city reading “Global Earthquake! The Greatest Ever — Judgment Day: May 21.”
“I’m trying to warn people about what’s coming,” Fitzpatrick. “People who have an understanding [of end times] have an obligation to warn everyone.”
Dave Silverman of American Atheists was trying to defend the poor guy:
“Doomsday cults are money-making enterprises,” said David Silverman, of the American Atheists. “I wonder what is going to happen on May 22 when people no longer have their possessions or their savings and we are all still here and they don’t have their rapture.”
I can predict one thing: Harold Camping is not about to come to the aid of Fitzpatrick. Camping will be too busy planning out his next con — readjusting the date for the next Judgment Day.