"There's a lot of good in the Amish, though a lot of problems with their culture too...
I'm an ex-Mennonite and a former missionary. I grew up in the more modern, liberal Mennonite tradition though--no buggys or weird clothes or head…"
"There are lots of things I like about the Amish. I like their simplistic, non-materialistic lifestyle. I actually live an Amish lifestyle except the part where you believe in a God. I've never had the opportunity to hang around them but…"
"I do like certain things about them too....my Mom grew up in Berne Indiana until about 15 yrs old, and all her family is from there. I went to visit them when I was a kid, and I remember 3 things: the corn stalks, the lightning bugs, and the Amish…"
"Slightly off topic, but I live in an area where the Amish have cornered the market on house framing (I once met Noah, the "Amish Godfather"). There are some laws in place in Cleveland that require people from the local community to work on…"
"I used to own a club and restaurant just eleven miles from an Amish community - we used to buy milk and eggs from them. From the outside, they appeared to be kind, caring people, but I'm hot at all sure I would have liked being raised in such a…"
"Jessica - I don't need to tell you that your text is black against a black background - that happens once in a while, and I don't know exactly why. Go back into your post and click on the "HTML" button on the top right of your…"
"Hey thanks for that link, XAA, I found your blog to be thoughtful, grammatical (grin, because that always matters to me) and educational - I do so like learning new things, or hearing things from a new standpoint."
"I was raised in a beachy amish home. That is very similar to conservative mennonites. My faith has been dead for about 4 years now but i have yet make this public information. After leading a pretty wild lifestyle during my rumspringa years i had…"
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