According to the calculations of Harold Camping, President of the Family Radio Christian network, this Saturday marks the 7,000-year anniversary since the great flood that floated Noah's arc.
Camping says Judgment Day will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, —an hour later in every time zone.
Magnum earthquakes will roll across the earth, raising the corpses of sinners to be “desecrated and shamed,” believes Camping and his followers, according to The New York Times. A series of disasters will follow to finish off the world on Oct. 21.
If indeed the world does begin erupting in earthquakes, we'll have some heads up; New Zealand is 16 hours ahead of New York.
So if you're the type to boogie down till you drown, we've got a suggested playlist for you:
1. 4 Minutes, by Madonna and Justin Timberlake
Based on the premise that there's only four minutes to save the world, we're hoping that if God is considering bringing down an apocalypse, there will be some way to gain reprieve. Play this song as you brainstorm.
2. It's the End of The World, by REM.
An obvious choice for this calamity, this song begins with the lyrics, "That's great/it starts with an earthquake."
3. Till the World Ends, by Britney Spears
The impetus of this post, in this song Britney suggests we "keep on dancin' till the world ends." Some might choose prayer instead. That's an individual prerogative.
4. Rapture, by Blondie
This is Douglaston Editor Nathan Duke's first pick. We think it's kind of clever, and very befitting.
5. What a Wonderful World, by Louis Armstrong
The idea behind this song is, 'Hey, it's been a beautiful run. Thanks for giving us time on this lovely earth, Lord. Please go easy on us—whatever our religion is, or was.'
McCarton Ackerman contributed to this post.