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Re: Thoughts on Amish communities
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2012, 06:07:12 pm »
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You must have a very different breed of Mennonite's in your are than we do here in Virginia / West Virigina .   You never see them doing any door to door or bible thumping.  Many still use the buggies and horses though some use the modern car then use the buggies on Sunday for church services.   Given that those in this area have been here since the mid 1700's for sure and they've not changed in many ways.

Even the reference to disabled children does not match what I experienced with them.  Working with a number of thier special needs children who were placed in public school programs as their local school systems didn't have the needed specialized teachers.

Thier religion a daily facet of their lives.  The weekly meetings of the women, the dress for males and females.  About the only difference is are they old order Mennonite which is coal oil lamps and such with no electricty or new order which uses some or all modern things.  With some in an in-between state where they use modern machinery and electricity for farm work but old order for thier homes.

They  don't go  door to  door   they  send  preachers  after you tell them to stuff  their  crap  because you are  perfectly  happy with the thoughts of  going to  Christian hell because at least you know THEY won't  be there.

OK  to save alot of  time and  typing I'm just going to  drop  Wikipedia's  link on  Mennonites  here this   pretty  much sums it all up. There are so many  different types of Mennonites world  wide and each  order/sec/cult/ whatever you want to call it  is different  and has a different  way of life.
As for the special needs  children the   group that I was  into  they don't see  it as  she's special needs because  to look at her she  looks  normal there fore she has to be  normal she  just  needs to be  disciplined to submission and do as she is told. They  see mental  illness as a  behavior  problem that  just  needs to  be beat  outta them.
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Re: Thoughts on Amish communities
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2012, 12:43:16 pm »
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OK, so what do you mean by forceful?

I wrote the original post pretty much as I was watching the episode so it was my very first reaction. Giving it some thought, perhaps forceful isn't the correct term. I saw someone say disciplined which pretty much sums it up.

Thanks for all the replies,



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