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Tag Archive: The Amish

Sep 14 2012

Another neighbor reports on Amish life

A comment by Socio-gen, something something… I grew up in northeastern PA in an area that had a small Amish population (about 80 families — or 18-ish depending on whether one counted households or kin relationships). My experience was pretty similar to yours [isavaldyr's]. Most of the families were dairy farmers, with the poorer men …

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Sep 13 2012

What Amish life is really like, by an eyewitness

A comment by isavaldyr on Big Amish Brother. Life among the Amish. I grew up in a very rural part of Ohio less than a mile from some Amish families. My parents, who were (and are) avid gardeners, had dealings with them related to seeds, produce and simple woodcraft–stakes for tomato plants, things like that. …

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Sep 13 2012

Big Amish Brother

Have you seen “Breaking Amish”? It’s pretty fascinating – in how horrible the Amish life is. It’s not just in all the deprivation (no school past 8th grade for you!) and rules (as one rebel says, “you can wear this but not that…”) – it’s the revolting coldness of “shunning.” If you step out, you’re …

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Sep 12 2011

Forgive but prosecute

From Janet Heimlich’s Religious Child Maltreatment website, a post about the abuse of forgiveness. But the practice of forgiveness can be abused, and nowhere is this more apparent than in cases of religious child maltreatment. All too often, pious adults who learn that a child has been abused fail to do the right thing. That …

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