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Old 08-15-2014, 08:16 PM
 
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Those kids are forced into that religion,
Let's see.... those girls are 6 and 12. In a religion that cultivates close family ties and where children are considered gifts from God. It's also a religion where, at age 16, they are encouraged to explore the outside world and decide for themselves if they want to remain Amish.

Other people have suggested you educate yourself on the Amish faith. (TV "reality" shows, BTW, are not a good place to start.) I hope you do. You have a great deal to learn.

 
Old 08-15-2014, 08:35 PM
 
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Lets see...kids raised Amish or typical American kids raised by divorced parents, social media, Facebook, consumerism and McDonalds? Give me more Amish kids.
 
Old 08-15-2014, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Liberal Coast
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Let's see.... those girls are 6 and 12. In a religion that cultivates close family ties and where children are considered gifts from God. It's also a religion where, at age 16, they are encouraged to explore the outside world and decide for themselves if they want to remain Amish.

Other people have suggested you educate yourself on the Amish faith. (TV "reality" shows, BTW, are not a good place to start.) I hope you do. You have a great deal to learn.
Right? Those shows are terrible and so fake that it is ridiculous.
 
Old 08-16-2014, 06:43 AM
 
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Plus if you live on american soil you go by american laws
This statement caught my attention because we do have religious groups that consider their own law above the US law. Nowhere does it say you have to maintain photos of your family members (though it's wise for obvious reasons, heck there are fingerprint and DNA kits available if you want to go that far).

This is a community that cherishes their kids, allows them freedom to choose and does not try to kill them if they leave the Amish community.
 
Old 08-16-2014, 08:23 AM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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Lets see...kids raised Amish or typical American kids raised by divorced parents, social media, Facebook, consumerism and McDonalds? Give me more Amish kids.
No, thank you. The Amish way of life is anything but perfect.
 
Old 08-16-2014, 08:00 PM
 
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Two arrests have been made: Sheriff: Pair may have plotted to kidnap more kids
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