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Some Mormons stocking up amid fears that doomsday could come this month

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posted on Sep, 14 2015 @ 03:11 PM
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Well, heck, if they all get raptured out (do Mormons believe in that?), then we all know where the after Apocalypse pickings will be richest!

I'm headed off to Utah. Just call me tin can miner '49er.




posted on Sep, 14 2015 @ 04:27 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

It is a Church thing. Every Mormon is advised to keep at least 6 months worth of provisions for a "just in case" like losing a job, a family member or neighbours need help or the apocalypse that way the stress of trying to find food with little or no money is relieved and the money you have goes towards bills etc and keeping you family safe and warm.
I'm not religious in the conventional sense but I do have a vested interest in the Mormon philosophy and a very good friend is a Pastor too.
As for the end of the world, every time there has been 4 blood moons in a row it has always had detrimental effects on the Jewish Nations and people, so there may just be an element of truth and foresight behind the doomsday thing..However, I think this is only going to be a change in perception rather than an actual apocalypse. See you all on the other side

edit on 14-9-2015 by chelsealad because: Autocorrelation messed up.



posted on Sep, 14 2015 @ 05:00 PM
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Yawn, nothing to worry about.

Most Mormons I know in west Texas stock up and save everything, especially anything that can hold water.
These people were prepping in the 80's before "prepper" ever became a word.

And besides, doomsday is not for another 49 years, or until 2064. But the worst of it will come in 2097.
So, figure out how old you'll be by then and whether or not you'll still care.



posted on Sep, 14 2015 @ 05:05 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

As a non Mormon, that is one of the reasons I am currently living in Salt Lake LOL. Gotta be careful though, everyone has a gun here and most are prepared to defend their stockpile.

I have found it interesting all the grocery stores around here are having huge "by the case" sales on things like canned and paper goods. It honestly made me start thinking something was up, well before I saw this. A lot of the local stores look like Costco moved in, with pallets up and down the isles of bulk foods. I have gotten some killer deals on meat too. Makes me wish I had a food dehydrator.
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posted on Sep, 14 2015 @ 05:32 PM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: UnBreakable

Sigh... The month is only half over... Still another 15-16 days of this huh?

I wish people wouldn't waste so much time trying to figure out when everything is going to go to # and instead worry about how to KEEP it from doing that... Prophecy is such a useless pastime...


Oh,come on Krazysh0t-give it a chance now.
You gotta wait until we survive the dreaded 23rd of september before you go making rational statements like that you know!

See ya on the 24th.



posted on Sep, 14 2015 @ 05:33 PM
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a reply to: calstorm

I don't disagree with the philosophy myself. Not ashamed to admit we keep a small store of dried foods around ourselves.

I tend to think it's a good idea to be prepared for something just in case - be it the end of the world or something as mundane as a tornado or massive ice storm and power outage spanning multiple days.



posted on Sep, 14 2015 @ 05:38 PM
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The religious bashing has gotten so bad

That even stocking up food is considered a point to laugh and be critical......


This is getting pathetic........



posted on Sep, 14 2015 @ 05:42 PM
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a reply to: ManBehindTheMask

On that I can agree.

It's interesting that the Mormons are suddenly going into prepper overdrive though. I know there are some interesting religious coincidences and predictions for this month along with lots of secular predictive programming, but I didn't know that very many outside of a few evangelical communities and conspiracy theorists were very aware of it. If this is an indication, then the Mormons expect there must be some potential there.



posted on Sep, 14 2015 @ 05:47 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
My brother lives in Utah and he says every Mormon family has a large stock of provisions saved up for emergencies. This is nothing new for them.
It must be a church thing.


Yep! It's every day normal procedure for Mormons.

Used to be have 3 years provisions for each family member. That has changed to 1 year.

There are some great websites started by Mormon members on the best way to do this.



posted on Sep, 14 2015 @ 05:49 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: ManBehindTheMask

On that I can agree.

It's interesting that the Mormons are suddenly going into prepper overdrive though. I know there are some interesting religious coincidences and predictions for this month along with lots of secular predictive programming, but I didn't know that very many outside of a few evangelical communities and conspiracy theorists were very aware of it. If this is an indication, then the Mormons expect there must be some potential there.



They arent going into preper overdrive though

As many have said on here, theyve been doing this forever......

I lived in the Pacific North West, and every mormon family I know did this, and just about every one also had a garden as well......

I also dont know any mormons , of which many of my friends are, that think its the end of the world anytime soon

What they ARE concerned about is a market crash, or the crash of the dollar, and people scrambling to get food and supplies......but the concern for that has just come up within the last year and a half



posted on Sep, 14 2015 @ 05:49 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: ManBehindTheMask

On that I can agree.

It's interesting that the Mormons are suddenly going into prepper overdrive though.


It's part of their belief. There's nothing new or extreme about it.

But, they are human and might feel tensions are escalating.



posted on Sep, 14 2015 @ 05:50 PM
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a reply to: ManBehindTheMask

They always prep, but the article made it sound like they were laying in extra.

And the market crash is part of what I was talking about.



posted on Sep, 14 2015 @ 06:00 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko
I agree, back in my early days of ATS the bulk of my posts were in the survival forum.

Living in the heart of Mormon central though, it is clear something is up and they are taking prepping to a more extreme level. Unfortunately, they aren't very talkative with us non-Mormon folk.

This is from the website of a local store.
beprepared.com...



posted on Sep, 14 2015 @ 10:34 PM
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Just found something, by accident.



'Blood moon' fears lead Mormons to prepare for disaster

Some residents of Utah in the US are stockpiling food and other essentials as this month's so-called "blood moon" approaches. The worried members of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints are among those who take seriously prophetic Bible passages such as Acts 2:20 which warn of a blood moon before the Day of the Lord.

www.christiantoday.com...



posted on Sep, 14 2015 @ 10:44 PM
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posted on Sep, 14 2015 @ 10:50 PM
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If anything the Mormons will be in a much better position to survive than those laughing at them. I'm no Mormon, but I don't need to be one, to know that we have a lot crises, hitting headlines world wide.

I think what matters, is not so much the 23rd of September 2015, but that we know things are hitting high gear and might as well SHIFT this month.

Peace



posted on Sep, 14 2015 @ 11:11 PM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: UnBreakable

Sigh... The month is only half over... Still another 15-16 days of this huh?

I wish people wouldn't waste so much time trying to figure out when everything is going to go to # and instead worry about how to KEEP it from doing that... Prophecy is such a useless pastime...


Bu bu but, a lot of people live really boring lives. So they crave some form of action or reset of their reality. Or as the saying goes "People raised in war crave peace. People raised in peace crave action because peace is boring."

(Though in my experiences, most people who romanticize doom porn change quickly in real life disasters.)



posted on Sep, 14 2015 @ 11:23 PM
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a reply to: Annee

mormons round here are sometimes called out as snobish because if not born into the faith then you can only become a member if invited,
history shows us those churches usually fail to deliver as promised and lose members faster than other churches



posted on Sep, 14 2015 @ 11:32 PM
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originally posted by: blacktie
a reply to: Annee

mormons round here are sometimes called out as snobish because if not born into the faith then you can only become a member if invited,
history shows us those churches usually fail to deliver as promised and lose members faster than other churches


I was Mormon for 5 years. Loved it. Love the way they organize.

Because this is a belief you actually live 24 hours a day, it seems and is very inclusive. And they have reason to be suspicious of outsiders.

They are Christian ---- but, were persecuted by holier-then-thou Christians.

I left mostly because it's Patriarchal and too fundamental for me.



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 06:53 AM
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a reply to: enlightenedservant

I can agree with this. It makes a lot of sense.




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