Skip to comments.Anyone ever watch new reality show called "Amish Mafia" on Discovery?
Posted on 08/10/2013 10:28:03 AM PDT by lee martell
I stopped watching network tv many years ago. Once in a while, I see Fox News at my friends place, or I will watch online for a particular episode that everyone is talking about that day. Yesterday I stumbled across comments on a new show called The Amish Mafia. I said "What?" The mafia is the last thing I think of when the first word is Amish.
I have a lot of respect for that culture, doing their best to co-exist in this modern materialistic culture. That's not to say everybody Amish is wonderful, but I admire their focus on family and work ethic. It suppose one should expect some aspects of the American culture to seep into the Amish, our glorification of aggression and righteous violence, so perhaps its only natural that the Amish want to present themselves in a new way, albeit based on fantasy. Every other culture has done it, let them have their fun too.
What goes clip-clop, clip-clop..bang.
An Amish drive-by.
I am not bashing “Christianity”, why are you? I’m just pointing out that there are hypocrites and holier than thou types and this is not just limited to some among the Amish and Mennonites sects.
FWIW, I live and work in Lancaster Co. PA and I’ve not run into the Amish and Mennonites that you describe. They try to live “separate” from the worldly world for the most part but they are not from my experiences with them, what you describe.
Stoltzfus is a very common surname. From a prolific family line, or it may be an adopted name, to more easily conform.
Jumping to a conclusion based on an illusion.
Christianity today has a tenuous connection to Jesus Christ of nearly 2,000 years ago.
I live in Lancaster County, PA. I grew up here. I regularly work with both Amish and Mennonite. Just as ALL Christian groups have their dirtbags, so do the Amish and Mennonites.
The “show” is pure, unadulterated BS. Not even the clothing is “authentic”.
The garbage television spews has to be taken with a ton of salt.
Are you talking to me? I said the show was a total fake.
Sounds like Islam....
I agree with you from Middle TN
The Mennonites and Amish I know here.....buying cool poplar boards from them...Amish and they built 150,000 sq pole barn....Mennonites
Not like that
And women and children slaves
No more than agri America was pretty WWII
It is nothing like Islam other than patriarchial
As is my white southern culture largely still
This was long before the days of cell phones and there was little traffic and those few cars that did pass him, none stopped. Before long an Amish man and his son who had been working their fields came over to see if they could help, my brother thinking - what are these guys going to do? The old man looked under the hood of my brothers car and quickly ascertained that he had a broken hose (the Amish may not own or drive cars themselves but they are very mechanical).
The Amish man told my brother that he had probably a hose that would fit back at his workshop so my brother climbed in the back of their horse drawn wagon. Sure enough the farmers workshop was full of all sorts of things, hoses, belts, engine parts. Turns out he made repairs on farm tractors (for the local non-Amish farmers) as well as having a blacksmith shop. The farmer had a very, very old rotary telephone in the workshop that worked and told my brother that perhaps he might like to call home in case his parents were worried. The mans wife came out and brought my brother some coldish tea and some cookies.
The man found a similar hose, gathered some tools and he, his son and my brother got back in the wagon to my brothers car where the Amish farmer made quick work of the repair, of course telling my brother he should take it to a real mechanic as soon as he could but that it should be good enough to get him home.
When my brother offered to give the Amish man some money for the hose and for his time and trouble, he Amish man refused. He said something in German that my brother supposed was from the Bible. He and his son shook my brothers hand and wished him a safe trip home.
If anyone wants to know who the Amish are, you arent going to find it these fake and trashy so called reality shows (and I know they are fake, the TV producers of Breaking Amish and Amish Mafia ran ads in the local newspapers around here for actors and extras).
If you want to know a little about the Amish, read up on the Nickel Mines School shooting and how the Amish not only forgave the murderer of those sweet little girls, but reached out to his family and embraced them.
Discovery has become the new Tru-TV or History Channel where literally every show can just be declared fiction from the get-go.
You’re a good storyteller, thanks for that vignette.
That last paragraph is hard to retell for a father of 5 like me
They are far better people than I
And they welcomed the killers family to their memorial services
This TV is just bus from some Christ hater with his nose in a pile of blow scribbling away in Topanga canyon
Same crap since the 70s
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