|His own placard condemns him...|
Our Lord warned us about false prophets such as Martin Luther, for instance, who really contributed to this shambles, this awful advertisement for Christianity (and no, I'm not talking about this blog).
If the group claiming that the World will end on May 21st are right it will go down as the biggest fluke in World history.
I assume, of course, that he's praying the Rosary daily, as recommended by Saints, Popes and Doctors of the Church for graces that will aid our salvation. I expect he must be a real man of prayer. I mean, what with being privy to the Mind of the Almighty and Ever Living God, he's going to need all the humility he can get on the Day of Wrath.
Aren't they going to be awfully disappointed if the Lord holds back? Are they still asking for donations even though the World's going to end on Saturday? I might even be in a State of Grace myself so Saturday evening would be good for me. Is Saturday good for You as well, Lord? Great! It's a date! I'll pencil it in now. So much for the 'thief in the night' bit of the Gospel!
In the Church there is an understanding that one day the Lord will return as Judge of the living and the dead in power and glory. There is a difference in language and understanding in the Church. I expect that if the Antichrist was on TV tomorrow declaring himself to be the saviour the World was waiting for, the Holy Father probably wouldn't call him the Antichrist. He'd say something like, "He is an enigmatic, intriguing man whose views propose a remedy for mankind's problems, but who fails to address the spiritual hunger and need of man, whose greatest thirst is for a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, who alone can bring mankind happiness, fullness of truth and salvation." We don't really do sensational end-times talk.