You could say the WTS are speculative investors who created dates and calculations to draw the publics attention, similar to what
Harold Camping has done recently. Does this pay off ? It certainly does HC and his ministries accumulated millions by this sales tactic.
Thats money that has non-refundable stamped on it. Likewise all the money and land donated to the WTS is non-refundable and its
accumulated wealth of over a billion dollars world wide is theirs to keep. Who says religion doesn't pay out, quite frankly the odds
are in favor that you'll be successful, particularly with Apocalyptic doomsday religious cults.
There is no regulatory body that discerns what a religion/person can say, the door is left wide open and thats why there are so
many disingenuous crooks/charlatans operating in the States, they have free rein and are knowingly aware of that fact .