Now that the Doomsday prediction ends in complete nonsense, an MTA worker is searching for the answer.
As 6 p.m. Pacific Standard Time passed, Doomsday followers are trying to make sense of their existence on the earth that points out to Harold Camping's second miscalculation.
In New York, retired transportation agency worker Robert Fitzpatrick had proclaimed the message across the city. At 6 p.m. local time, he was still on earth.
I don't understand why nothing has happened, Fitzpatrick said in Times Square a few minutes after 6 p.m. I obviously haven't understood it properly because we're still here.
He and many of Camping's followers spent this day as if it were their last.
This is it, May 21, the day of Rapture he told the New York Daily News first thing in the morning. Just as he previously said, he had nothing special planned for Doomsday. Really, nothing happened.
As the author of The Doomsday Code, a condensation of Harold Camping's voluminous work, Fitzpatrick made a self-funded shelter ad campaign to support the Doomsday message. His devotion to Camping's teachings arrived at the writing of The Doomsday Code to share with the world what he realized--a need for one book that put it all together.
Regarding the rapture, the former MTA worker said, There is nothing you can do on your own to be saved. God chose us before the foundation of the world.
Earlier today, Fitzpatrick drove to his mother's, who suffers from dementia, nursing home and rode on the ferry to Manhattan where he wanted to continue warning people of the end of the world.
Not only 6 p.m., but now that 9 p.m. has passed in New York, the answer is crystal clear. Doomsday ends with its followers on earth, perhaps in bewilderment and some financial crises. Fitzpatrick may begin his work on a better Doomsday code to collect more down-to-earth views.