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Re: Amish TV show


I am wondering what kind of Amish would be driving heavy equipment tractors. Old Order Amish still use horsepower, at least in Pennsylvania, and Old Order Mennonites will drive a tractor with no rubber on the tires. So, unless these people on the TV were Beachy Amish, I am not so sure they were indeed Amish. Also, I have never seen Amish girls working as waitresses anywhere, although I have seen Mennonite ladies serving in family restaurants. I guess it is true that today many Amish, like the Mennonites have to supplement farm income with work away from home. Anyhow,  I also tried doing a web search for this film, but no luck. I found a film called" People of Preservation" and also  one called," Devil's Playground" about the Rumspringa. I remember seeing the latter in Blockbuster a few years back. I didn't take it out, because I think the Amish must reconsider the liberties that they give their young folk. I understand the reasoning behind it, but the world has changed .Many years ago, the Amish kids would maybe smoke a cigarette or drive a jalopy around. Now they get arrested for cocaine possession and drunken behavior. I know that many districts are curbing this behavior simply because it is shameful and a very bad Christian witness. Mennonites do not allow this freedom among their teens, and they are better for it.  Anyhow, just my two cents... Susan Gill


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