8 responses to An Amish Couple Answers Questions – On Health Care, Mutual Aid, and How Church Rules Change (Video)
  • Thanks for sharing these interesting videos about Amish life in the Chupps’ district.

  • Denke for sharing the video’s Erik. For the most part the Amish settlements that we visit are more on the conservative side, but change does happen. Seeing a solar powered electric fencer was a new attraction! A bathroom inside was another! I still chuckle when I think back to the time years ago when we visited Amish friends that were building their new house and it had indoor plumbing. I said to the Mr, Aren’t you going to hell because you have a toilet inside? His response was, Not here we’re not!

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      Comment on Not here we're not (August 11th, 2017 at 11:05)

      Not here we're not

      Ha that is a good one Terry 🙂 Since I know you’ve been acquainted with the Amish for decades, I wonder how many of those you know who have indoor plumbing now maybe did not 50 years back…

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        Terry from Wisc
        Comment on Not here we're not (August 12th, 2017 at 08:24)

        Not here we're not

        Good morning,
        When the Amish started buying English farms and moving into my hometown area, tongues were wagging about the changes that they made that the locals didn’t agree with. Often you’d hear that the previous owners had remodeled their houses and the Mrs had a beautiful kitchen and I wonder what it looks like now? And why would they take the bathroom out and put an outhouse up? What nonsense!!! What’s wrong with those people? And what is an ordnung anyway? This was happening in the early 1960’s, and as I have stated in the past, the community was obtaining an education!

        As Maudie says in the Budget: Make it a good day!

  • I may not believe some of the doctrine of the Amish but they are the only group that truly live as a body of Christ was intended to live. They are a true “community”

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      Comment on "Community" (August 11th, 2017 at 11:10)


      Community is a word that has gotten stretched over the years in meaning (eg, “the [insert broad social group here] community”). For instance, to use an example that might apply to me, the “Polish-American community”. That’s not really a community, that’s more a demographic or nationality-based broad category. Community implies interaction and closeness, and unfortunately the word has gotten distorted. I think it’s fair to say the Amish do embody this concept at its core.

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    Comment on This is what this country needs... (August 21st, 2017 at 05:15)

    This is what this country needs...

    This is proof positive that this Country could and should have Universal Healthcare. Paying according to one’s earnings and paying for the needs of others actually works fantastically well for the Amish. 100% of the time. Can you imagine an Amish person being denied help because of a pre-existing condition? Where only the rich Amish could go to the hospital and the poor Amish would die needlessly? Nope. The USA and the GOP in particular should look to this community when crafting healthcare for this nation.

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