Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Amish

[The Amish] is a wonderfully (and sometimes painfully) honest documentary of a way of life that seems to be in more danger of dying away than ever before, and I must admit that I have greatly conflicting emotions about that.  For on the one hand, there is so much to be admired about such a simple way of life, but on the other hand, the Amish are a cult in every sense of the word.

Did you notice that I did not include humble with simple as a description of the Amish way of life?  There is a good reason for that—be assured.  For they are quite proud of their stand against the modern world.

No, I do not believe that you will ever hear one of them say as much, but it’s clearly evident if you listen close enough.  Of course, if I am listening to the wrong voice, woe be it unto me.

You can watch the entire show online [here].

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Rational νεόφυτος said...

Curious, if they follow the Bible and what it teaches, what pray tell, qualifies them as a cult?

Catholics teaching the diety of the Pope and Mary's diety and things not in the bible, or Mormon's teaching about inhabiting other planets, clearly are cults. What makes the Amish a cult?

Rational νεόφυτος said...

BTW - I admire that the Amish are consistent with head coverings. I'll have a post on that soon...

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Thanks for stopping by again, my dear RN!!! It is the extreme measures that are taken to maintain rigid control over the flock that makes them a cult. For it is written: Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 2 Corinthians 3:17 NAS