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a realistic look at Amish belief and culture by former Amish (vid)


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This fascinates me because it was respectfully produced by a former Amish family.

 

The Amish are interesting to me because of the abundance of self-created stricture based on nothing more than their tradition. To my thinking, the Protestant and Catholic churches are different only in the particulars of that self-created stricture.

 

 

"...excommunication and shunning is the fabric which holds the Amish culture together"

 

"tradition is a very strong horse. It will carry you a long way.."

 

"...when he preached, he preached fear."

 

"...we went to a lot of trouble to live simple"

 

"...the beachy amish were allowed to have cars, but the cars had to be painted black"

 

 

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Part 2

 

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