13 responses to Why do the Amish practice shunning?
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    Comment on Why do the Amish practice shunning? (April 19th, 2011 at 13:42)

    I watched ” The Shunning” on HALLMARK channel. It was very sad. Does it have any truth in it? Can you really be shunned and still live in the same home as other Amish?

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      Donnie Conklin
      Comment on Gods Law Only (November 23rd, 2011 at 21:45)

      Gods Law Only

      I believe according to the bible only God has the right to punish the sinners and is not given to man.

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    Comment on Spousal shunning (April 19th, 2011 at 13:52)

    Spousal shunning

    Hans, it is true that you can live in the same home. Sometimes it occurs between spouses. Shunning is practiced differently in different Amish groups though. I have not seen the film though so cannot comment on the rest of it.

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    Comment on Banning of Music?? (November 15th, 2013 at 01:30)

    Banning of Music??

    I’ve heard the Amish forbid any music. Not sure if this is just in church or at all times but I’d be interested in knowing this.

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    Helen Curtis
    Comment on Swiss Amish joining the Old Order Amish (October 11th, 2017 at 08:36)

    Swiss Amish joining the Old Order Amish

    Would a Swiss Amish person be shunned for marrying an old order person? Could a shunned Swiss Amish person be accepted into the old order church? And if so, how would this be accomplished?

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    Comment on Shunning (January 30th, 2018 at 08:56)


    Shunning is a practice done by folks whom believe they are God . This practice said it done in love does damage to folks being shunned and that’s what they want. They judge then punish when in the group .. while raising a family you have to be mature enough to teach your kids value, love and acceptance .. if you think your God..and want punish, and cast out into the pits of hell …then your not marmture enough to raise kids ..

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    Comment on Shunning (January 30th, 2018 at 10:05)


    What we do know now as a society regarding this primitive abuse done inside these compounds that make up thier own rules after isolating from birth from TV, radios, electric, and are educated according to the education level of the person elected to educate them and that is also filtered.
    So then they shunn and kick out their own that have been isolated and have no knowledge on how to survive in the world .. with limited education , social skills ..
    They then have thrown out on society …
    Uneducated folks and juveniles
    Contributing to homelessness,
    Mental health problems
    And crimminal problems
    It is irrisponsible on the folks that want to play God multiply and shun.

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      Comment on Why do the Amish practice shunning? (January 30th, 2018 at 10:24)

      The Amish I do business with seem to be adequately educated. They are certainly better educated than some non-Amish people I deal with. Sheyll, your education seems to have neglected basic grammar and spelling.

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        Comment on shunning (January 30th, 2018 at 19:48)


        I’m sure you business with them.. matter of fact you sound very eager to point out the splinter in someone’s without seeing the log in your own.. you obviously are uneducated about the practice of shunning .. which cult were you shunned from??
        . I was shunned from the same type of cult.
        And don’t do business with them or contribute to thier funds .
        When shunning as I’m sure your well educated they judge kick them out and they aren’t allowed to do business with them.
        So I don’t contribute to thier businesses, funds, or anything .
        Your not well educated ..you must be thinking of well fed .

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    Comment on Why do the Amish practice shunning? (January 30th, 2018 at 20:45)

    This guy claims he dose business and claims to be educated?
    I question his reading ability .
    An eye for an eye
    Why would you do buisness with folks whom claim they are godly and practice shunning? One of the shunning rules is they don’t do buisness with the folks they have shunned.
    So since they have grouped together judged and sentenced them by shunning them.
    They just sinned and by thier own rules . Nobody should be doing buisness with them.
    The shunners become the shunned until they become godly .

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      Comment on Why do the Amish practice shunning? (January 31st, 2018 at 10:42)

      To Sandy/ Sheryll (you appear to be the same person)

      “This guy claims he dose business and claims to be educated?”

      Wow. You just lost all my sympathy. I can’t understand why a cult would shun you — you seem so rational and clearly well educated. Sheesh.

      Respond if you wish, but I won’t see it. I checked back on this site after not being on here for awhile. Now I am reminded why I took a hiatus.

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    Comment on Why do the Amish practice shunning? (January 30th, 2018 at 21:28)

    That reminds me Jesus came and fed the multitudes . He’s God son prince of prince and he fed the multitude.
    He didn’t say I’m the son of God and you folks aren’t following his ways I’m eating here and you all can’t eat with me.
    Throughout the Bible Jesus sat and ate. Walked with , was nailed on a cross next to a thief and told thief he would be with him in paradise .. he could have shunned him but he turned and spoke to him

    Folks make up and do thier own religious rules..from thier own educated inturputations from the Bible.
    And some really sad.

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    Just Me
    Comment on Why do the Amish practice shunning? (January 31st, 2018 at 16:26)

    1 Corinthians 5:5
    Matthew 18:15-17
    1 Corinthians 5:11
    Titus 3:10,11
    Matthew 18:15-17
    1 Corinthians 5:5,6
    2 Thess. 3:14,15

    I’d encourage you to read those verses Sandy and/ or Sheryll.

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