Another bogus doomsday prophecy has members of the Mormon Church scrambling for food, blankets, and other provisions. According to a prophecy, these preppers believe the world will end at the end of September.
“There is a sense of urgency, like something is up,” said Ricardo Aranda, employee at American Fork’s Thrive Store, which sells freeze-dried food. “A lot of people are mentioning things about September, like a financial collapse.”
According to the Mormon apocalypse, the Jewish High Holy Days of September will cause an economic crisis rooted in America’s “wickedness.” The full moon, predicted to appear on September 28, will signify this event, they say. These prophecies aren’t rooted completely in religious texts, much of it stems from the books by Julie Rowe, a Mormon writer. Members of mainstream Mormonism denounce Rowe’s books.
In case that isn’t enough to debunk ludicrous doomsday prophecies, we still have good old science to clear things up for us.
“There is no scientific basis – not one shred of evidence – that an asteroid or any other celestial object will impact Earth on those dates,” said Paul Chodas, a scientist as NASA. “If there was any object large enough to do that type of destruction in September, we would have seen something by now.”
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