September 5, 2009 8:58pm CST
I have always been interested these simple folks. What I don't like about the Amish is when when an adult child leaves the community forever to live in the outside world,most are shunned for life! I don't like that practice and I know that is part of their way. The biggest thing that bothers me is when I hear stories of Amish girls being sexually abues by brother or other Amish men! It seems to me the Amish community isn't wanting to grasp that this could be a big problem or that it isn't a problem at all! Anyway those are just some thoughts on the Amish.
• United States
6 Sep 09
There are social problems that arise in many religions and in many cultures. Many cultures practice shunning when sins against their faith have been committed or as a particular verse of the bible refers to as "the unequal yoke". (I cant remember which verse it is and I don't have a bible to reference it. Tales like this are as old as religion itself!