8 responses to Photo Essay of Amish in Ohio and Maine
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    Adam
    Comment on Photo Essay of Amish in Ohio and Maine (September 14th, 2016 at 19:52)

    The comments on the link to the photos are sickening. It’s sad to see there is so much hate towards the Amish.

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      Judith
      Comment on The Internet... (September 16th, 2016 at 06:38)

      The Internet...

      Sadly, Adam, that’s the internet – and the comments on the Washington Post are not moderated as stringently as the New York Times. I just don’t look at the comment section anymore – they’re mostly angry people who spread hate, reject differences, and are looking for attention because they didn’t receive love as a child. But I do pray for them – because they are lost.

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      Jerry Larson
      Comment on Photo Essay of Amish in Ohio and Maine (December 15th, 2016 at 16:44)

      My wife and I traveled to Holmes County, Ohio several years ago and loved everything we saw and learned about Amish living. I have great respect for the Amish lifestyle, though it would be hard for most to live your way. We wish we could come back, maybe someday, we are in our 70s, and don’t travel far any more, so I read a lot about the Amish. I wish all good things for you.

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    Judith
    Comment on Photo Essay of Amish in Ohio and Maine (September 16th, 2016 at 06:44)

    I really loved the photos! But I was surprised at the amount of faces in the photos. And since the photojournalist was there to cover another story – I wondered how much he knew about the subject he wound up covering – the Amish. But maybe these photos are not offensive to some Amish communities. I must admit though, I always have a knee jerk reaction to photographs that I think were “stolen” that contain images of the faces of the Amish. It’s a privacy thing, a courtesy thing. But it doesn’t stop me from enjoying the beautiful work.

    So sad for the man that left his community. Even Mother Theresa struggled with her Faith for 40 years. Faith is such a gift, and for those who strive for it – it can be a harrowing road – and of no fault of their own. The one photo of him eating alone in his workshop brought a tear to my eye. God bless him.

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on Photo Essay of Amish in Ohio and Maine (September 16th, 2016 at 16:41)

    Just a week ago, I was on a bus tour of the Kingston & Dalton areas of Wisconsin to visit an Amish community there. Our last stop in Dalton was to a former (now shunned) Amish man’s woodworking shop. Our step-on guide told us that the bulk food store (run by Amish) just across the road from his shop will not have any dealings with him, as he is shunned. She explained that if he wanted anything from that store, he’d have to just leave his money on the counter. (I have no idea if that’s ever really happened.)

    I’ve been to a couple of other Amish communities, but this is the first one I’ve visited that is on the “conservative” side. I’d never met a shunned individual before. He and his wife have a wonderful store…wish I could have stayed longer.

    Alice Mary

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    Al in KY
    Comment on Photo Essay of Amish in Ohio and Maine (September 21st, 2016 at 13:41)

    Thanks for sharing this. I have read news many times in The Budget from Maine settlements, so enjoyed seeing some pictures on the link that was mentioned.

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    Nancy K. Paquin
    Comment on Photo Essay of Amish in Ohio and Maine (December 15th, 2016 at 17:07)

    The Amish in Maine feel that if they are open to the public and to people, that more will join and become Amish. There are actually MORE Amish today than there were in 1980 for example. People are realizing that the world is too much with us.

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