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Tue Jan 14, 2020, 04:40 PM

4. My opinion is this is bullshit.

I lived with Amish communities for 40 years. I have done things with them socially, been to their weddings, sat in emergency rooms while they wait to hear about loved ones.

Iím not saying those things donít happen, but I am sure it is not a percentage greater than other communities.

Theres also the fallacy that Amish is so much more religious than other communities.

Amish are exactly like all other Americans. Except they have a different religion. Some beat their kids and animals. Some cheat and lie. Some use their religion as a weapon like other religious groups.

But mostly they are business people, who love their families and are trying to make their world better.

I have seen a man shunned for hitting his children, working them too hard and not allowing them to attend school.

They really donít keep to themselves. They own businesses that support their family. Profit means as much to them as anybody.
That means they are out in the world. Some shop at Walmart. Some are mostly self sufficient.

They own farms, greenhouses,grocery stores, slaughterhouses, cheese factories. They do tons of construction jobs. They build homes for the ďEnglishĒ. Make cabinets that are unmatched. They roof houses for a fraction of other companiesí prices.

Amish communities are all different too.
Just like Protestant Christians.

Lumping them in one group is like saying the Church of England is like Trumpís Evangelicals.

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