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Wtf, Amish question user banned
Jan 21st '13

I thought they were a nonviolent people? I was reading a book where they were beatimg their wives and kids in the name of God. Is that realistic or was it just something the author made up...?

user banned Vancouver, British Columbia 5643 posts
Jan 21st '13

Crap happens in every religion.

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
Jan 21st '13

non violent ha thats why theres a amish mafia or so says that stupid show on tv now

Amanduuuh 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 5315 posts
Jan 21st '13

I used to live around a bunch of Amish. Idk about beating women but I know the kids get whooped on pretty bad. Abuse of many kinds.

Good Queen Bess Due December 27; 2 kids; Ontario 49564 posts
Jan 21st '13

The Amish, like other Anabaptists, are pacifists and their peace testimony is one of the most important in their belief system.

izzy+Ethan 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 4056 posts
Jan 21st '13
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Roo & Sophie's mama 2 kids; Denton, Texas 9318 posts
Jan 21st '13

I've heard abuse is pretty common in the amish community.

user banned California 36390 posts
Jan 21st '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting speaktruth2powr:</b>" The Amish, like other Anabaptists, are pacifists and their peace testimony is one of the most important in their belief system."</blockquote>




That's what I thought!

Kady Due December 28; 5 kids; 1 angel baby; A, TX, United States 3525 posts
Jan 21st '13

It happens. There are people in every religion and walk of life gettig abused in every way, everyday.

user banned California 36390 posts
Jan 21st '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Manda❤Alayna:</b>" I used to live around a bunch of Amish. Idk about beating women but I know the kids get whooped on pretty bad. Abuse of many kinds."</blockquote>




That is nuts. Real Amish people would never.do that

Good Queen Bess Due December 27; 2 kids; Ontario 49564 posts
Jan 21st '13
Quoting Jude ♥ JGL:" <blockquote><b>Quoting speaktruth2powr:</b>" The Amish, like other Anabaptists, are ... [snip!] ... and their peace testimony is one of the most important in their belief system."</blockquote> That's what I thought!"


All my graduate research has been on pacifist religious communities like the Amish, Quakers, Brethren in Christ and Mennonites (among others).

Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
Jan 21st '13
Quoting Jude ♥ JGL:" I thought they were a nonviolent people? I was reading a book where they were beatimg their wives and kids in the name of God. Is that realistic or was it just something the author made up...?"


I don't think it is a representation of ALL Amish. Just like not ALL Muslim men beat their wives, but unfortunately there is a majority of people who believe it because SOME Muslim men believe Allah directs them to do so in order to keep their wives obedient. Just as there are Christian men who believe the same way. I honestly do not think it is a one religion thing, I think it's a warped version of their truth to remain in control. Kinda like the Westboro bunch doesn't represent all Baptist :wink:

Maria + Cory = Alexis 17 kids; Middleport, Ohio 1075 posts
Jan 21st '13

Amish are people and when people are involved bad things can happen. Is it the norm with Amish no. But can it happen, yes. They are human after after all and all humans make mistakes. I have never came across any like that and I live in an area with Amish folks.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
Jan 21st '13

I'm sure it depends. If they feel they're doing to make their woes and children obedient maybe. We live by a lot of Amish and I've not hear stories of them being violent. They're always very friendly. But you never know what happens at home. But I don't see any reason for them to beat their wives. I'd assume they're very obedient anyway.

Amanduuuh 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 5315 posts
Jan 21st '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jude ♥ JGL:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Manda❤Alayna:</b>" I used to live around a bunch of Amish. ... [snip!] ... get whooped on pretty bad. Abuse of many kinds."</blockquote> That is nuts. Real Amish people would never.do that"</blockquote>



They seemed pretty Amish to me.
To us "outsiders" they were always extremely friendly and polite. They make some amazing food. I'm not saying ALL of them around us beat their kids, but quite a few did.