“It’s like standing on the edge of a cliff with nothing but darkness…you don’t know what’s down there. But you just know you’re gonna jump.”
National Geographic is currently airing “Amish: Out of the Order”, a program about leaving the Amish. I’ve posted a clip below. Curious to hear your comments.
I’ll make two of my own: it’s not made clear, at least in this clip, whether the folks in this piece left before or after baptism. I suspect it’s a mix of situations.
And: Amish choose non-Amish lives for various reasons, and come from a variety of backgrounds and situations. Here we are getting a story viewed mainly through the lens of one person’s experience, a gentleman named Mose Gingerich. Mose is formerly of a Wisconsin Amish community and appeared on the “Amish in the City” program a few years ago.Looking for more good reading on the Amish? Check out our list of best Amish books.