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Having lived on an Old Amish farm for well over 6 years, I have first-hand experience with this cult. I believe they are a cult because they cut themselves off from the outside world, church elders enact and enforce social laws, members are forced to abide by social rules or they’re shunned or excommunicated, members are required to give complete loyalty to being Amish, and children are brainwashed to believe their way of life is better than the “fancy” folk. Therefore, children are taught to shun worldly things, including associations with non-Amish children. The best way I know how to describe it is social engineering.

(There is much more in the OP but too long to post here ]

Everlasting Peace, Rapture Ready 80 Comments [2/21/2009 1:09:24 PM]
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Submitted By: Lucretius
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Psittacosis

Oooh, now, wait a minute, that reminds me of something else ... 's on the tip of my tongue ... don't go away, now ... I'll remember it in a minute ...

2/21/2009 1:10:42 PM

Nothing

@Psittacosis

That's exactly what atheist and liberal cults do!

2/21/2009 1:21:21 PM

: |

Poe or the least self-aware post ever.

2/21/2009 1:22:42 PM

Evil Pirate Captain Mel

Who's calling WHO a cult?

Why don't you look over the shit you Raptards post on your site. You ought to be ashamed of yourself, you bloody hypocrite.

2/21/2009 1:23:24 PM

Pule Thamex

Ho! It is to laugh.

2/21/2009 1:24:54 PM

anevilmeme

By all means the least self-aware post ever.

The only difference between the Amish and the RR is the Amish aren't arrogant morons who think the world is about to end.

2/21/2009 1:33:36 PM

Xotan

It sounds like Rapture REady site. Or even any of the Christian churches.

2/21/2009 1:34:23 PM

Mudak

I'm sure this sounds strange coming from an avowed atheist like myself, but I actually gained a lot of respect for the Amish a couple of years ago in the way they handled the aftermath of that shooting in one of their schoolhouses. They actually did what Jesus taught them to do, which is to say, they turned the other cheek and forgave the shooter.

I'm not trying to argue that the Amish lifestyle is for me, but for once it was refreshing to see Christians, you know, living as Jesus supposedly taught. Nice contrast with the people on RR....

2/21/2009 1:35:22 PM

mike-mike

Irony...

2/21/2009 1:41:43 PM

Captain Janeway

The irony......IT BURNS!!1!!

2/21/2009 1:51:13 PM

GreenEyedLilo

@ anevilmeme: Also, the Amish make pretty quilts and tasty food. Rapture Readians only know how to make trouble.

2/21/2009 1:56:31 PM

D Laurier

Big Shiny Mirror

2/21/2009 1:59:53 PM

szena

You mean just like the Rapture Ready cult except with horses?

2/21/2009 2:01:11 PM

Matt

Meh. Not really too much of a fundie but I see how some of the more 'foaming at the mouth' atheists will rip this person apart. I live in an area where many amish reside. They are actually very friendly and are pretty much the nicest neighbors you could ever have.

2/21/2009 2:04:48 PM

The Lazy One

@Mudak: I agree, I was amazed when I saw how the Amish dealt with the aftermath of the shooting. My respect for them grew exponentially when I saw how they handled it and forgave the shooter.

As for the OP, Everlasting Peace, are you sure you aren't projecting your beliefs on to the Amish? Because that's what it sure sounds like to me.

2/21/2009 2:05:32 PM

the old firm

Mirror, mirror on the wall...

2/21/2009 2:17:52 PM

aaa

Pot, meet kettle.

2/21/2009 2:19:15 PM



And why is homeschooling such a big thing on your board?

2/21/2009 2:23:30 PM

fundiesRtehlulz

I seriously doubt you lived with the Amish. They don't brainwash their children into hating the outside world. They give them a choice to stay or go when they turn 18. Some of them even allow driving cars now to get to a job outside of their community. And unlike fundies, they don't just pray when someone is sick, they get taken to a real hospital. So fuck you.

2/21/2009 2:32:40 PM

Canadiest

Amish Hex

2/21/2009 2:36:31 PM

Jezebel's Evil Sister

One thing I like about the Amish is that they don't shove their religion down our throats ... unlike some people I could mention.

2/21/2009 2:47:14 PM

Anon-e-moose

"I believe they are a cult because they cut themselves off from the outside world"

"church elders enact and enforce social laws, members are forced to abide by social rules or they’re shunned or excommunicated, members are required to give complete loyalty"

"The best way I know how to describe it is social engineering."

My mirror is becoming extremely shiny with all the polishing it's had of late. As are that pot & kettle. Unfortunately I now have the forearms of Precious McKenzie(!).

"Having posted on a Fundie Death Cult forum"

"we are a cult because we cut ourselves off from reason and logic"

"children are brainwashed to believe their way of life is better than the “educated” folk"

"Therefore, children are taught to shun worldly things, including associations with non-fundie children"

fixed

2/21/2009 2:47:23 PM



You know what, why don't you just leave the Amish alone? They may have some strange beliefs but at least they keep to themselves and don't try to force their views on other people. And I've never heard any reports of abuse in the Amish world. You know you're a really shitty excuse for a human being when you have nothing better to do than pick on the Amish.

Oh, and I don't believe you ever lived with the Amish. I think you're lying like all your comrades that are ex-gay, ex-wiccan, ad nauseam.

2/21/2009 2:53:43 PM

Mortician

Lucretius, you should have included the "Education" section with this. This person is just blissfully unaware of the cult they're supporting.

2/21/2009 3:03:55 PM

Mr Blur

Irony Meter... exploding...

2/21/2009 3:12:05 PM
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