Here is one believer's attempt to murder her 2 daughters to spare them the pain of the world ending. (Follow the link if the video won't play). Or this story of a family torn apart by the fanatical parents. How about this man's suicide? This is the price people pay for blind faith in religious leaders. It does real world harm, it's not just the joke we all think it is.
Blind faith in anything will always bring tragedies like this. It will always do harm. It will always set us, as a species, back. We need to teach our children to think critically, we need to think critically. Question everything. Don't fall for these kinds of things.
My heart goes out to all the victims of Harold Campings lies. These people are not stupid, they just did one stupid thing. Like American Atheists said in their post on it,
What I am hoping is that we all learn from this mistake. We may not have made the same mistake, but there is a lesson we all can take from this. Don't just accept what another tells you, especially if they are asking for money. Do some research, think critically. We won't always succeed, we are all human, but we can do a hell of a lot better than we have been. And don't fall for this kind of thing again.