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HeckOffLibtards 2 points ago +2 / -0

Search for "lds bishops storehouse" and there should be a directory to your nearest one. I think you also might be able to order online

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when_we_win_remember 1 point ago +1 / -0

There was an old Onion article to the effect of "Area Man Prepares Better for Acid Trip than Actual Trip"

Oh, you said LDS

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quantumwannabe 12 points ago +12 / -0

It's pretty based. Page 190 talks about the feds stealing guns during Katrina:

Expect rescuers (including law enforcement) to enforce a distinctly un-Constitutional authority in a disaster situation. This is very widely reported, and is very troubling. I hear repeated reports from numerous States that as evacuees arrive at refugee centers, they and their belongings are searched without Constitutional authority, and any personal belongings seen as potentially suspicious (including firearms, prescription medication, etc.) are confiscated without recourse to the owner.

I’ve had many reports of law enforcement officers sent to assist in Louisiana from States such as New Jersey, California, etc. trying to confiscate firearms on the streets, etc., when in fact the armed citizens were legally armed, under local law. One can’t reason with these officers in the heat of the moment, of course, and as a result, a number of people lost their firearms, and have still not recovered them.

It also warns about helping those who didn't prepare:

A local church in the beginning stages of the crisis offered its hall to house evacuees. Local and State officials promptly filled it up with over 100 people. Their “social skills” proved extremely difficult to live with... toilets were blocked, restrooms left filthy, graffiti were scrawled and/or carved on the walls, arguments and disputes were frequent (often escalating to screaming matches, sometimes to physical violence), evacuees roamed the neighborhood (leading to all sorts of reports of petty theft, vandalism, etc.), church workers were subject to aggressive begging and demands, etc. Requests to the authorities to provide better security, administrative assistance, etc. apparently fell on deaf ears - the crisis was so widespread and overwhelming that a small facility such as this seems to have been very low on the priority checklist. After two days of this, with complaints from the neighbors becoming more and more insistent, the church informed local officials that it wanted the evacuees removed at once, if not sooner. They were promptly subject to bureaucratic heavy-handedness (including threats to withhold previously-promised reimbursement for their expenses); threats of lawsuits for daring to insinuate that the evacuees were somehow “lower-class” in their conduct, and for alleged racism, slander, and general political incorrectness; and threats of negative publicity, in that officials threatened to put out a press release denouncing the church for its “elitist” and “un-co-operative” attitude in a time of crisis. The church initially caved in to this pressure, and allowed the evacuees to stay but within a couple more days, the pressure from neighbors and from its own members became impossible to bear, and they insisted on the evacuees being removed to a Red Cross shelter. I’m informed that repairs to their hall will cost over $10,000. This is only one example among many I could cite, but it makes the point clear - if you offer your facilities to authorities, you place yourself (to a certain extent) under their control, and you’re potentially liable to a great deal of heavy-handed, insensitive bureaucratic bullying. Those of you in the same position as this church (i.e. with facilities you could make available) might wish to take note.

There have been many, many reports of individuals who were more or less prepared for a disaster being preyed upon by those who were not prepared. Incidents range from theft of supplies, through attempts to bug out with these persons (uninvited), to actual violence. It’s genuinely frightening to hear about these incidents, particularly the attitude of those trying to prey on the prepared they seemed to feel that because you’d taken steps to protect yourself and your loved ones, you had somehow done so at their expense, and they were therefore “entitled” to take from you what they needed. There’s no logical explanation for this attitude, unless it’s bred by the utter dependence of many such people on the State for welfare, Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, etc. Since they’ve always been dependent on others, and regarded this as an “entitlement”, in a disaster situation, they seem to automatically assume that they’re “entitled” to what you’ve got! In one case, the family’s pet dog was held hostage, with a knife at its throat, until the family handed over money and supplies. In two cases, families were threatened with the rape of their women unless they co-operated with the aggressors. In four cases that I know of, children were held hostage to ensure co-operation.

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Erithal 9 points ago +9 / -0

From a mainline Christian perspective? Absolutely heretical-- and basically a cult for Christ. Their counterpoint would be that all other sects are in apostacy because the mainline churches have long been subverted, formalizing their own heresies as doctrine, with the most important elements of Jesus' teachings being lost...

Such a perspective earned the early Mormons no friends. Their experience was getting their prophet murdered and then getting run out of Missouri-- and not stopping until they got to Utah. Their sect has a real history of surviving persecution-- and unlike other Christians, it hasn't passed out of living memory. Thus, the LDS can offer valuable insights, like the manual mentioned in the OP.

You don't have to like, or even accept, their church to realize their experience is transferable to any group facing persecution-- which right now includes mainline Christians.

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MargarineMongoose 3 points ago +3 / -0

Their counterpoint would be that all other sects are in apostacy because the mainline churches have long been subverted, formalizing their own heresies as doctrine, with the most important elements of Jesus' teachings being lost...

There's a kernel of truth to this if we look at all the modern progressive churches today.

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almond_activator 0 points ago +1 / -1

basically a cult for Christ

A cult for the modern Mohammad, Joseph Smith.

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Erithal 1 point ago +1 / -0

First time hearing that comparison.

I don't think it fits so well, why do you think so?

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almond_activator 0 points ago +1 / -1

Both men made up a religion to get their dick wet. When following the already-established rules of the religion would cause their dick to dry up a bit, they had sudden revelations with new rules most conducive to getting the founder back in his favorite hole.

They're both sex cults that have long since outlived their founder and purpose.

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HeckOffLibtards 8 points ago +10 / -2

Absolutely true, but they're heretics who have lots of experience with emergency preparedness. They've got very helpful guides on food storage. They even run food stores where families can buy supplies at wholesale prices and you don't even have to be a Mormon.

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brappablat 2 points ago +2 / -0

Got any links or better leads? I am interested.

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Erithal 3 points ago +3 / -0

LDS welfare location finder, you'll be looking for the closest Bishop's Storehouse.

EDIT: upon searching with the tool, not every storehouse is listed. (My local one wasn't, for instance.) You might have to reach out to your local Ward or Stake of the LDS to get a referral, depending on your region.