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Amish #metoo
« on: October 05, 2018, 04:03:01 PM »
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Starting at age 5, Mary Byler said, she was raped by multiple people, including three of her own brothers. When she told her mother, she said, her mother told her she didn’t pray hard enough.

Sexual assault and abuse aren’t the only aspects of Amish culture that need light shed on them, Billig said.

Lack of education, Bontrager said, can create an environment that doesn’t allow children to learn to think for themselves and forces them to stay in a society of abuse.

Today she’s a pilot who traveled to 30 countries before turning 30 years old. But years ago she didn’t think it possible.

“I cried when I graduated from the Amish eighth grade,” she said. “I wanted to know how planes flew, and nobody could explain that to me.”


https://religionnews.com/2018/10/03/amish-not-immune-to-metoo-victims-say/
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Re: Amish #metoo
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2018, 03:37:38 PM »
the Amish are often jerks and just as awful as any human.  I really hate how much they are mythologized into these perfect honest people. My brother was a state trooper and often broke up beer parties held by the amish youth.  They'd take the batteries that powered lights on their buggies and ran boom boxes off them. 
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2018, 04:58:31 PM »
What I don't understand about the Amish is who decided what era they would freeze time in? At some point candles and churning butter was cutting edge technology so what makes that the right era to stop progressing? Also, as a insurance adjuster, at times I would come across people, in Indiana of course, who would use the Amish to replace a roof. Their pricing was the same as other contractors if not more than. What in the blue hell are you doing with all that money?

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Re: Amish #metoo
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2018, 05:22:00 PM »
I can say here in pa, they buy farms for the sons that want to farm, easily over a million dollars each.
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Re: Amish #metoo
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2018, 05:38:18 PM »
The faithful may claim their gods give them morality, but when left to their own devices, without human supervision, they show their true colors.
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Re: Amish #metoo
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2018, 06:57:34 PM »
What I don't understand about the Amish is who decided what era they would freeze time in? At some point candles and churning butter was cutting edge technology so what makes that the right era to stop progressing? Also, as a insurance adjuster, at times I would come across people, in Indiana of course, who would use the Amish to replace a roof. Their pricing was the same as other contractors if not more than. What in the blue hell are you doing with all that money?
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Re: Amish #metoo
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2018, 06:58:32 PM »
Do you ever think that JWs go up to Amish doors and knock on them?  Would be an interesting conversation.
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Re: Amish #metoo
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2018, 02:09:50 PM »
They'd take the batteries that powered lights on their buggies and ran boom boxes off them.

But what music did they listen to?  1940s big band, 1970s funk, or Taylor Swift?


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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2018, 02:00:22 PM »
They'd take the batteries that powered lights on their buggies and ran boom boxes off them.

But what music did they listen to?  1940s big band, 1970s funk, or Taylor Swift?

uggh, probably country. 
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Re: Amish #metoo
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2018, 11:31:36 AM »
They'd take the batteries that powered lights on their buggies and ran boom boxes off them.

But what music did they listen to?  1940s big band, 1970s funk, or Taylor Swift?

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