The Amish

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Originally Posted by claudine19

ha! now I'm curious (surprise, surprise)
It was just the usual nice stuff --- you know, about how busy and engaged with life you are, and how it's fun for someone who lives in her head like me to interact with you.

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@Scrills Oh my yes.. I love the food that Amish people make! Their breads are amazing! My husband and I have visited Amish country many times and they have always been so nice to us. Very warm and friendly.
I grew up around the amish and the amish here are great. They mainly stay in their own comminuties, but they are well aware of the outside world. Boys and girls alike go to school until the 8th grade. The girls usually get a bit more schooling/ training/ education because they typically become teachers. From want I see everyone works the same amount, no discrimination. I have seen the boys in the kitchen cooking, the girls butcherying meat. The Amish I have encountered seem an open minded caring bunch. The kids are also very respectful, and they all treat the elderly with the utmost respect. Growing up I had always found their way of life interesting and wondered if I could ever live that way. Take away the religious aspects, I think I would like their simple way of life. They have a sense of community that I dont see anywhere else. The reasson they thrive and are still going strong is because they work together and stay true to themselves, imo. I'm sure they are not perfect and have their problems, like all communities, but they work it out without getting violent.

Also while they have there beliefs and hold strong to their religious docterines, they do believe in science and medicine and would never compromise the safety and well-being of their loved ones. I know of one amish home where the daughter has severe asthma and need ventalators and such. That Amish home has electricity just for their daughter in her room. I also know of a young Amish man with mental problems, his family got him to the doctor so he could be diagnosed and he is on meds and able to function.

I realize that not all amish are like this, but the ones here are great and treat everyone with the most respect, women and men alike. They say true to their customs, but not at the expense of disrespecting or harming others due to sex, gender, race, or anything else.
Originally Posted by thelio
This is basically my perception that I've gotten when I've been around Amish people. Given, I know that not all Amish people are like that but there are some "bad apples" in every group of people. I can respect their way of life and right to practice their religion.
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I'm glad they allow for rumspringa.

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I'm sure a lot of times they have emergencies and there is no phone to call the squad. I think they should at least have a community phone for situations like that.
Originally Posted by poisonivy
Even the most conservative Amish communities have a phone for emergencies. They're in favor of modern medicine and medical technology, as well. I'd imagine that, as with Orthodox Jews, medical needs supersede other rules.

(This is kind of combining what Claudine and thelio already posted separately, but I thought it would be useful to make it a single post.)

** sorry for using an old username. I didn't catch that I did that until just now.

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@Scrills Oh my yes.. I love the food that Amish people make! Their breads are amazing! My husband and I have visited Amish country many times and they have always been so nice to us. Very warm and friendly.
Originally Posted by *Marah*

My co-worker just had a party catered by the Amish. So mad I missed it
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I don't think it's sexist per se for Orthodox Jewish men to avoid physical contact with women they're not related to. Women have to avoid physical contact with unrelated men, too. And it's not out of a belief that women are dirty: it's just a different standard of what kind of contact is appropriate. You know, like how in some cultures it's inappropriate for a couple to hold hands in public, and in some cultures it's normal to greet people with a kiss.

I do think, though, that this prohibition on physical contact is part of a sexist system of rigid gender roles.
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I don't think it's sexist per se for Orthodox Jewish men to avoid physical contact with women they're not related to. Women have to avoid physical contact with unrelated men, too. And it's not out of a belief that women are dirty: it's just a different standard of what kind of contact is appropriate. You know, like how in some cultures it's inappropriate for a couple to hold hands in public, and in some cultures it's normal to greet people with a kiss.
Originally Posted by Eilonwy
I'm glad thee above was stated for anyone. I didn't go there because I didn't want the thread to be turned into a discussion about Judaism since it was initially about the Amish and futhermore I figured it might turn into too much of a heated discussion because I wouldn't have included your final sentence as I didn't in my quote.

Plus, I think it's an easier thing for more people to at least tolerate coming from.... you.
Just want to mention that there was no question of any physical contact involved. I just asked (as I would to any frail person) if he would like to sit. I asked a few times because I thought maybe he was hard of hearing. He stared at me and then very deliberately turned his back. He could have nodded his head if he didn't want to speak.

I was puzzled and I looked questioningly at his wife who then answered yes, that he would like to sit.

I wasn't trying to bash Judaism, Amish or any religion; just relating a similar experience that made me uncomfortable.
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Just want to mention that there was no question of any physical contact involved. I just asked (as I would to any frail person) if he would like to sit. I asked a few times because I thought maybe he was hard of hearing. He stared at me and then very deliberately turned his back. He could have nodded his head if he didn't want to speak.
Originally Posted by curlypearl
Oh, I know It sounds like his behavior was unnecessarily rude. I wasn't talking about anything you wrote.
Hey there E! Always good to have your input.

Anyway, lately I've been thinking I give up my seat too much. I'm old and doddering - I just don't look it.

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