5 responses to 3 Arrested For Armed Robberies Of Tennessee Amish
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    Comment on n/a (April 21st, 2017 at 10:29)

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    My father had Amish work for him off and on over many years and now that I am back to the family farm, I also have contracted with the Amish to help us out. I had a long discussion last December with Isaac, one of the elders in our local community, about the non-violent non-aggressive attitude towards criminals. My emphasis was on the coming riots that will happen here in America with the malcontents spreading out from major cities to cause harm to anyone and anything. Don’t let their non-violent ways fool you. They are well aware and well prepared to defend their families, especially their women. They won’t say much about this, like a lot of other things they won’t say much about, but just don’t be fooled.

    • Agree with Mark below, this sounds a little far-fetched and fantastical. One of the most important histories in Amish society is that of Jacob Hochstetler, an 18th-century example of non-resistance. I have not seen much evidence of Amish getting involved in riots or anything like that. Nor have I ever had any sense I am “being fooled” by my Amish contacts and friends over the years. Individuals are individuals but with most things in life I think “what you see is what you get” usually applies pretty well.

      http://www.jmhochstetler.com/hochstetler-family.html

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    Mark — Holmes Co.
    Comment on 3 Arrested For Armed Robberies Of Tennessee Amish (April 21st, 2017 at 11:11)

    I have never heard of anything like this. Never. That attitude would go directly against the 18 Articles of Faith as stated in the Dordrecht Confession of Faith used by the Amish.

    PS — Very odd, the Amish ministers’ directory does not list any “Isaacs” in any of the MO communities, are you sure he is ordained?

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    Mark — Holmes Co.
    Comment on 3 Arrested For Armed Robberies Of Tennessee Amish (April 21st, 2017 at 11:35)

    Well said, Erik.

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