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

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

Personally, I think anyone "stocking up" because the think they know when The End will happen is a bit silly. However, it is ALWAYS good to have plenty of basics on hand (water, canned goods, batteries, etc). You never know when a natural disaster can happen and like insurance, it's best to have it and never need it.




posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 07:08 AM
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originally posted by: Urantia1111

originally posted by: crazyewok
Seeing as there religion is based on a con man reading some magic stones out of a hat you can understand if I have my doubts on there claim.




Which religions arent based on magic again?


Oh i'm so glad someone said that! And that it wasn't me.

Are hypocrites, who don't realise they're being hypocritical..actually still hypocrites? Taking the piss and using the terms pixie dust, fairy glitter, magic, and the like to rubbish other people's belief system is totally hypocritical when they themselves rely on similar acts of 'magic' at the core of their own belief system.

You couldn't make it up...my gods magic is real actual magic, and your gods magic is impossible and fake.



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 07:10 AM
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a reply to: eluryh22

I just like stocking up cause I hate shopping and buying in bulk is cheaper.



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 07:21 AM
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a reply to: ObjectZero

Totally agree.



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 07:26 AM
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Mormons are also known as LDS. LDS stands for LATTER DAY Saints, meaning their church is completely focused on the Last Days. Prepping is nothing new for these folks.

I live in Mormon Central. If there was a recent push by the church to stock up, everyone in my family would have said something about it to me, even though I'm an ex-mo.

So far, I am the only one I know talking about September doom around here. Any time I have brought it up, I am met with blank stares. September doom seems to just be an internet thing, specifically conspiracy forums and woo woo sites.



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 08:29 AM
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originally posted by: UnBreakable

originally posted by: Journey1986
One thing this journey called life has taught me is that anything is possible and nothing is impossible. With that being said I am excited for Halloween



It would be quite entertaining if something catastrophic really did occur at the end of this month, catching all the habitual naysayers (including myself) unaware and unprepared.


entertaining? certainly.

but not for you.



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 08:57 AM
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>stocking up
>doomsday

What are they stocking up on -- 'anti doom' tablets? Rocket fuel for a Mars escape?



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 09:40 AM
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Growing up around this region, a ton of you have it wrong. First, they are supposed to have food storage and such based on preparedness for anything that could go wrong, not specifically Armageddon. It's more like the boy scout "be prepared" motto.

Second, underwear for them isn't magic. It represents a lot of things and is believed to be a symbol they adorn themselves with in honor of those beliefs and promises they made to live a certain way. I don't know why people insist on talking about mormon clothing differently than monk clothing.

Third, unless you've been a part of it, you shouldn't assume about it. Yes, I am defensive of it because I have friends and family in it, but it's still falling right into ignorance when you talk bad on something you know little about.



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 11:38 AM
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originally posted by: deadlyhope

Second, underwear for them isn't magic. It represents a lot of things and is believed to be a symbol they adorn themselves with in honor of those beliefs and promises they made to live a certain way. I don't know why people insist on talking about mormon clothing differently than monk clothing.


The underwear is a sacred garment with a few symbolic symbols sewn into it. Kind of like a symbolic shield. There are different styles.

There are myths they are never removed. Wrong. They are underwear. You change them daily and throw them in the washing machine.

Mormoms are to dress modestly. No different then some other beliefs.



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 01:30 PM
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a reply to: Eladria
If we live in the same area, which it looks like we do, have you not been to the grocery stores around here? That is what made me start thinking something was up.



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 01:47 PM
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a reply to: deadlyhope

Thank you for that!

*namaste*



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 01:59 PM
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I have to say I find it incredible that people that consider themselves to be enlightened and intelligent seem to have such a good time denigrating belief systems they don't ascribe to. It is sophomoric and the lowest form of ignorance.

You might not understand what someone believes, you might not believe it yourself, you might find it silly or ridiculous...but someone believes it, someone holds it sacred. Mockery of someone's religious beliefs is the adult "intelligent" equivalent to making fun of the kid with the cleft lip in third grade, or running a pair of unpopular girls' panties up the flagpole.

You wonder where the oppression, the violence, the people fleeing for their lives from murderous religious bigots comes from?? It starts when some intellectual bully makes fun of someone's behavior or belief system or personal appearance to make themselves feel superior and smart. It's shameful...


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posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 02:09 PM
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In this instance it isn't an official position of the Mormon Church that the world will be ending, but apparently there were a couple of books published by a Mormon woman about her dreams and near-death experiences which led her to believe that this month would be the beginning of the end times, including a financial collapse.

So my position that there is something beyond the usual Mormon admonishment to always be prepared is driving this is correct.

www.newsoxy.com...

This was linked at MSN earlier this morning. What I find hilarious is the idea that this whole month of September thing is causing such widespread hysteria that NASA has had to debunk it. And that the Mormons are no going crazy.

For one thing, this is far less mainstream than 2012 or Y2K ever were. For 2012, you almost couldn't turn to Discover or the History Channel without some kind of all-day Apocalypse/Nostradamus marathon. If that's not mainstream, I don't know what is. My guess is this is just getting any kind of air time to paint religious folks as crazy.


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posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 02:35 PM
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I am very familiar with some of the things that prompted this article...and familiar with the individual you are referencing. I agree that some people in the Church have taken this and gone a little overboard...beyond the normal counsel that Mormons are given to have sufficient "needful things" stored. But this counsel is not just about the "last days"...there are many, very GOOD reasons to have sufficient food, or cash, or supplies on hand. There are a myriad of natural disasters where distribution lines go down, or electricity goes out. There are times when unemployment stretches a family's budget to the breaking point, or when family members have problems and need help.

I have no problem with commenting on these things. It is when snide and nasty comments are made on a belief system that people have absolutely NO understanding about, and making light of someone else's sacred beliefs, that I have a big problem. There is no reason for it, other than some ignorant person wants to feel "smart."

As I said, lowest form of personal dialogue...well it's not a dialogue...but whatever, it's still shameful. Something that an intelligent adult would rather not stoop to.



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 02:47 PM
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I'm not in disagreement with you.

I just think it interesting how these articles are cropping up in the media making it seem that we Christians are all running around in abject terror like chickens with our heads cut off over this as though this September thing is mainstream when it's really not, not like 2012 or Y2K both were.

We are all more aware of it here because, well, this is the kind of site where such things tend to collect.

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posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 04:07 PM
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originally posted by: Jansy
I have to say I find it incredible that people that consider themselves to be enlightened and intelligent seem to have such a good time denigrating belief systems they don't ascribe to. It is sophomoric and the lowest form of ignorance.



What matters is when religion becomes politics.

Forcing God belief through law.

That's here, in America.



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 04:32 PM
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a reply to: Annee

Really? If they are forcing you to believe in God by law, it's not working as intended.



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 05:03 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Annee

Really? If they are forcing you to believe in God by law, it's not working as intended.



Not just any God.



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 05:16 PM
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originally posted by: Jansy
There are times when unemployment stretches a family's budget to the breaking point, or when family members have problems and need help.



I was Mormon for 5 years, my husband was raised Mormon

There are so many misconceptions it's almost impossible to get real facts if you don't know where to look or who to ask.

I've had people ask me a question, I give them the correct answer and they flat out tell me I'm wrong. So many non-Mormons think they are experts on Mormonism. It's very bizarre.

Anyway, as the wheat was stored up, saved many from starving during drought. Each Mormon is to store their own.

And Charity, helping others is their #1 most important thing they are to do.



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 05:20 PM
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a reply to: Annee

Still, I am completely missing the passage of a "Thou Shalt Have No Other God" Act.



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