15 responses to The Amish in Poland, again
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    Comment on The Amish in Poland, again (November 2nd, 2007 at 17:01)

    Well now that was interesting to say the least! Thank you for posting this.

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    Dave Carrig
    Comment on The Amish in Poland, again (November 2nd, 2007 at 20:48)

    Interesting – but something tells me they are Amish in name only – and not in practice. Not used to seeing them appear so willingly in front of a camera and drivng cars.

    Sounds like a scam, Eric – but what do I know…

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    Emma
    Comment on The Amish in Poland, again (November 3rd, 2007 at 05:48)

    “you can believe in tradition, and not in God. The cell phone and the car make life easier in the countryside, and greater evil comes from the heart of man.” Very true.
    It might be possible that they were from an Amish church (as we said in others posts) but they might choose to leave the Amish church after being in Poland…
    Great work.

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    Comment on Dress and lifestyle of "Polish Amish" (November 3rd, 2007 at 01:38)

    Dress and lifestyle of "Polish Amish"

    Well the TV appearance, cars, and clothing alone make it hard to make the case for them being considered Old Order Amish…on first glance you might think they may be of an Amish-Mennonite bent, or rather, ‘uncategorized’…they are the only family remaining of the original three that came, and they attend a Pentecostalist church. So I don’t really know what we would call them. When asked, they call themselves Christians, of no particular denomination. The Poles are definitely calling them Amish though 😉

    In the Polish article I linked to, Jakub has a quote talking about their faith and mix of traditional customs and modern conveniences. Roughly translated: “you can believe in tradition, and not in God. The cell phone and the car make life easier in the countryside, and greater evil comes from the heart of man.”

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    Comment on The Amish in Poland, again (November 4th, 2007 at 11:19)

    Thank you Emma!!

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    yanawang
    Comment on The Amish in Poland, again (November 6th, 2007 at 11:11)

    Just discovered your site. It is really good.

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    Debbie
    Comment on The Amish in Poland, again (November 6th, 2007 at 11:20)

    Erik:
    You have a great site.

    A group of Old Order Amish are living in Beeville Texas. I visited them two years ago and they said they moved from Tennessee about six years. They have a shop and sell buggies and produce and baked goods. There are about five families and they are all related. They said some other families come down in the winter to avoid the harsh weather in the north. I know they are still there and will be visiting soon. I wonder if their numbers increased.
    I have a question. Do you know where they get their bibles from? Old Order Amish read the Catholic Bible (includes the seven books that were removed from the King James translation.)

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    Tom Kaminski
    Comment on The Amish in Poland, again (November 7th, 2007 at 16:21)

    Are you familar with the Mennonite-Polish Friendship Assocication? Started in 1988 their trying to restore Polish Mennonite legacy along the Vistula delta and river

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    Comment on The Amish in Poland, again (November 8th, 2007 at 06:44)

    Tom, I am not. That sounds interesting and I know there is a minor Mennonite presence in Poland. Strangely, I have been noticing a number of older men with Mennonite-style beards around Krakow in recent weeks. I will have to check it out, if you have any links or anything send ’em on.

    Erik

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    Comment on Amish use of the apocrypha and different Bibles (November 8th, 2007 at 06:42)

    Amish use of the apocrypha and different Bibles

    While I am no scholar on the Biblical translations topic, the majority of the Amish I have had contact with read the Martin Luther translation for the German Bible, and then the King James version for the English. If I am not mistaken, I recall my New Order friends in Ohio telling me that Old Order Amish use the apocrypha (the otherwise omitted books you mention being included in the Catholic Bible)whereas the New Order do not (hope I do not have that backwards). Hostetler seems to confirm this use of the apocrypha in Amish Society. Some Amish I have met have also been receptive to the New International Version. But on the whole they tend to be sticklers for the King James version.

    And yanawang, Debbie, thank you very much! I appreciate you taking the time to read it.

    Debbie that is very interesting that you have contact with the Amish in Beeville. I had always wondered about this settlement. There have been a few other Amish settlements in Texas in the past but none that really flourished.

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    Tom Kaminski
    Comment on The Amish in Poland, again (November 8th, 2007 at 18:13)

    Hi Erik, here a couple sites pertaining to the Mennonite-Polish restorative

    http://calmenno.org/mpfa/legacy.pdf

    http://calmenno.org/mpfa/news0612.pdf

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    Comment on The Amish in Poland, again (November 10th, 2007 at 03:23)

    Thanks Tom, I took a look at them. Very interesting. Many of them settled not far from Gdansk it seems.

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    Luke Rockall
    Comment on The Amish in Poland, again (September 29th, 2008 at 13:38)

    I have also visited with Anita & Jakub around 5/6 years ago. They are a lovely couple and Jakub is very knowledgable on many subjects. I only wish at the time they’d had indoor plumbing. High Polish summer with an outhouse is not so nice! Otherwise they were so kind and friendly people!

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    luciano
    Comment on The Amish in Poland, again (September 22nd, 2010 at 19:33)

    I work as an auto glass delivery driver and make trips in the South Texas. Today I had a delivery that took me through Beeville that I’d taken once before. I passed a man driving a horse and buggy and made certain I gave him ample room out of common courtesy. Living in Texas all my life, my curiosity was peaked after seeing this as I’d only seen on TV before (One instance was the Devil’s Playground documentary.). This lead me to spark up a pretty one-sided conversation with my wife which left me with what I can only describe as trivial, general curiosity questions of Amish life and interactions with the modern world here in Texas. She just directed me online with her phone, which lead me here. I found some answers other places but still left with some questions unanswered but I’m ok with that. Just glad I found some menton of this Amish community in Beeville. Thanks.

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