According to evangelist Harold Camping, 89, the happens at 6 p.m. on May 21, 2011.
There have been billboards put up, and a website, WeCanKnow.com, is devoted to Saturday's Doomsday.
Believing Saturday is the end of the world requires Christians overlooking that the Bible says only God knows when the world will end, and the fact that Camping has gotten his calculations wrong before.
Let's overlook. If the world's ending, maybe we should throw it a farewell party! Talk party essentials. What would you want on hand for an end of the world party? Even if it is Doomsday, we should still be good hosts.
Here are some ideas:
- A signature cocktail. That's a huge trend at weddings and other parties. And there are some great possibilities, like the Corpse Reviver, Death in the Afternoon, Zombie and The Last Word.
- A great music mix. Make the angels want to stay and dance. Start with the essential, R.E.M's "End of the World as We Know It" and go from there. There's Metallica's "My Apocalypse," Blondie's "Rapture," Five for Fighting's "100 Years (to Live)," Madonna's "Four Minutes," Ke$ha's "TiK ToK," and Wyclef Jean's "Apocalypse." End the party with "I'll Fly Away."
- Food to die for. Kick the night off with deviled eggs. If the world really is ending, this isn't a time to be counting calories or watching a budget! Go for the caviar, foie gras and prime steaks. And don't forget dessert. Think Devil Dogs, angel food cake, killer brownies and death by chocolate.
- Entertainment. For those who want to be yanked up into the clouds from the couch, have a movie marathon. "Defending Your Life," "Armageddon," "Dr. Strangelove" and "The Day After Tomorrow" are good choices. The more social might like games, like Life.
- Party favors. Don't send your guests into the afterlife empty-handed. Give them a goody bag full of essentials like trail mix (they may get hungry waiting in line for judgment), a guide to playing the harp and a bleach pen for keeping those robes a spotless white.