7 responses to An Amish America Q-and-A with Professor Karen Johnson-Weiner: Part Two
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    Comment on An Amish America Q-and-A with Professor Karen Johnson-Weiner: Part Two (January 25th, 2009 at 17:50)

    It’s interesting how these subdivisions parallel those among some of the more conservative non-Amish Christian churches. I don’t think I’ll give examples, because some of it has happened among people I know and love.

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    Heather
    Comment on An Amish America Q-and-A with Professor Karen Johnson-Weiner: Part Two (January 25th, 2009 at 20:08)

    Does anyone know what type of Amish are in Middlefield OH?

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    Matthew
    Comment on An Amish America Q-and-A with Professor Karen Johnson-Weiner: Part Two (January 26th, 2009 at 06:09)

    Spokesrider,

    What you wrote is very true. For every church, there are members on the left who thing their church is not “liberal” enough and on the right who think that their church is not “conservative” enough.

    The “mainstream” churches have largely adapted the middle ground in that they refuse to take a stance on many issues of the day. To draw a sociological conclusion, this is also why they are losing membership at an alarming rate with people moving left or right in search of “truth”.

    As Erik’s interview points out, this is also a trend among the Amish – though I’m sure to the outsider even the most liberal Amish would appear conservative to the typical outsider. It all depends on one’s benchmark of “conservative”.

    Matthew

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    How many Swartzentruber settlements or church districts are there?

    Good to hear that other families have joined the Swartzentrubers, thus adding a bit of genetic diversity to the order, following the schism.

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    Bob haircuts Fan
    Comment on An Amish America Q-and-A with Professor Karen Johnson-Weiner: Part Two (July 19th, 2009 at 06:16)

    I always admired Amish community to a certain extent, even though I don’t think I could ever live the way I do.

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    Comment on An Amish America Q-and-A with Professor Karen Johnson-Weiner: Part Two (June 17th, 2010 at 07:22)

    Fascinating. We drove past a church (probably a Mennonite church) on Route 39 in Holmes County years ago and were well past it when we realized what was odd about it. Every car in the parking lot was black! When we drive past nowadays, this is not the case.

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    Moishe Sachs
    Comment on An offer of help to those facing prison (September 13th, 2011 at 23:19)

    An offer of help to those facing prison

    I read that there are Swartzentruber’s who are facing prison for not complying with a law to place a reflector on their buggies. I don’t know how to reach them since I live in Vegas. I’ve visited Lancaster’s Amish several times to enjoy their lifestyle & attractions. Based on the verse, “Guard yourself and guard your soul very carefully” (Deuteronomy 4:9-10)they should place those reflectors on their buggies! This powerful biblical verse should certainly outweigh their custom of not having bright things. Thank you.

    An offer of help to those facing prison

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