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Mormonism is a dooms-day-cult, meaning, it continually preaches that the end is near and that Jesus Christ will come to destroy all of the wicked and only the saints and a few "righteous" persons will be left. In the beginning, the Mormon Church taught that every Mormon should have food storage to prepare for the second coming of Christ. Near the middle of 1900s, the Mormon Church changed the amount of the food storage to two years. Several decades later it was changed to one year. Today, the food storage is three months.
| Mormons are commanded to keep one year of food storage on hand. Because Mormons are constantly threatened that the end is near and that Jesus Christ is coming, they are taught that food storage is a necessity.
Perhaps no other religion takes food and emergency preparation more seriously than the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Church leaders regularly sponsor demonstrations on food storage. Children are taught how to prepare 72-hour "emergency kits." Canneries open only to church members operate in several regions of the country -- including Sacramento. There, members may can their own food at no cost.
Sadly, thousands of pounds of food go to waste when older Mormons do not rotate their storage supplies. Family members of deceased parents often throw out hundreds of pounds of rotten flour and frozen goods.
While 72-hour emergency or week long emergency kits are important for any family, Mormonism continues to practice "dooms-day" cult behavior by commanding families to keep a years supply of goods.
| All the responses to the last food storage thread reminded me of some of the most offensive aspects of food storage:
1) that they tell you what to store and how much (I won't even go INTO the fact that they also SELL you the stuff to store).
2) many wards also CHECK UP on you to verify that you HAVE it.
In my ex-ward, a friend of mine was approached by one of the food storage representatives and asked if she had her supply of a particular item that was being packaged at the cannery soon. She responded that she didn't store that item because her family didn't EAT it. Without missing a beat, the food storage representative cautioned her that the leaders of the church had counseled the members they needed to have THAT ITEM. As if that was the final word.
I don't even remember what my friend said, but I was frankly shocked at the behavior of this woman, who I had thought was a fairly reasonable TBM up to that point.
Then a couple of years ago (same neighborhood) I got a preparedness survey taped to my door. They wanted me to check off the items and how much I had of wheat, and all sorts of things. Again, WHAT THE HELL? I had been out of the church for YEARS and there was no way I was going to give anyone an inventory of stuff I had in my home.
Whatever happened to "teach people correct principles and let them govern themselves"?
Maybe I should have offered to donate my out-of-date milk and oats to someone who thought it would save their life someday.
| In 2004 we rented my parent's house from them while they lived in another state temporarily for dad's job.
They had an entire room in the basement full of moldy wheat, botulism-bulging cans and oozing bottled goodys, most dated 1983 and 1984.
One day I found a note on the front door announcing Neighborhood Cleanup Day. The city was placing dumpsters on each block for residents to fill up with crap. Lucky me, they put our block's dumpster right in front of mom's house!
It must have been a sign from above! An opportunity to dramatically improve the house's feng shui! LOL.
I nearly gave myself a hernia hauling all that food storage poison up the stairs and out to that dumpster. Took all week to do it. But, man, it sure felt GOOD to get rid of it.
Told mom what I'd done only AFTER the fact. I hadn't wanted to risk her saying no, because I knew this HAD to be done regardless. Mom was relieved to hear that I'd done this for her. She'd been meaning to do it herself, of course, but was laboring under the mistaken impression that she'd have to clean out and save all the mason jars because a neigbor lady wanted them!! Not EVEN! That would have been totally insane thing to do, as there were hundreds of jars and the contents were totally toxic.
I still shudder from the memories. Blech.
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