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Renegades cut off beards in Amish feud
TimesReporter ^ | 10/06/2011 | Staff and wire

Posted on 10/07/2011 5:25:18 AM PDT by Rannug

A group of religious castoffs has been attacking fellow Amish, cutting off their hair and beards in an apparent feud over spiritual differences, including incidents in Holmes and Carroll counties.

(Excerpt) Read more at timesreporter.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: amish; beard; cutting; napl; realamishterrorism; religion

1 posted on 10/07/2011 5:25:25 AM PDT by Rannug
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To: Rannug

Amish drive-bys


2 posted on 10/07/2011 5:27:06 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: Rannug

This time it really is the Amish.


3 posted on 10/07/2011 5:27:30 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: silverleaf

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4 posted on 10/07/2011 5:29:01 AM PDT by cripplecreek (MLB Playoff thread http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2786167/posts)
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To: Rannug
According to Holmes County Sheriff Timothy Zimmerly, victims there included a 13-year-old girl and a 74-year-old man.

They cut the beard off a 13-year-old girl?

5 posted on 10/07/2011 5:30:17 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Rannug

We here at FR were never fooled by the Amish. We knew their rowdy ways.


6 posted on 10/07/2011 5:30:44 AM PDT by all the best
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To: Rannug
cutting off their hair and beards in an apparent feud over spiritual differences

Relatively speaking, this is better than beheading and blowing people up.

7 posted on 10/07/2011 5:30:55 AM PDT by John123 (US$ - I owe you nothing. Euro - Who owes you nothing.)
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To: Rannug

Oh, great.

Now the Amish are going crazy. Is this the beginnings of Amish jihad?


8 posted on 10/07/2011 5:31:18 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Rannug

This is like the Amish Reformation, I guess. It could get ugly.


9 posted on 10/07/2011 5:31:26 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Rannug

“Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla said.”

“Abdalla.........”

hmmmmmm


10 posted on 10/07/2011 5:31:57 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

amish gone wild........no really it is the Amish this time!!


11 posted on 10/07/2011 5:33:08 AM PDT by Morgana ("Since using your shampoo my hair has come alive!" ----Medusa)
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To: Rannug

There’s a really inappropriate video advertisement for a hospital on the page with the article. It shows a man with his hair cut short, and two Band-Aids forming a cross on his forehead. Then it says “An injury is never convenient...” It’s hard to read the article with that goofy image flashing up on the screen over and over.


12 posted on 10/07/2011 5:36:34 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Rannug

Cutting the hair and beards apparently was meant to be degrading and insulting, Abdalla said, adding that the hair from the victims was brought back to Jefferson County to prove to Sam Mullet, the bishop of the Bergholz Amish group, that Mullet’s orders concerning the hair cutting were followed.

Was the Mullet finally shunned in the mid west?


13 posted on 10/07/2011 5:36:53 AM PDT by ropin71 (God Bless our Troops!)
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To: Rannug

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0GFRcFm-aY&ob=av2e


14 posted on 10/07/2011 5:37:11 AM PDT by cableguymn
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To: Rannug

Religious fanatics engaged in lunacy. Imagine that.


15 posted on 10/07/2011 5:38:57 AM PDT by tickmeister (tickmeister)
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To: Rannug

Bebeardings...gasp!


16 posted on 10/07/2011 5:40:02 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Rannug
The writing was on the wall.

You could see this coming for miles.

It started with that group of rabble-rousers who refused to put those orange triangles on their buggies.

They lit the fuse.

Before this is over, some may even demand electric lights and indoor toilets!

Related FR thread:

Amish Sect Refuses To Put Triangles On Buggies (Amish gone wild!)

17 posted on 10/07/2011 5:41:35 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Rannug

If you want on or off of the Free Republic Amish Ping List.... No, never mind.


18 posted on 10/07/2011 5:49:11 AM PDT by TN4Liberty (My tagline disappeared so this is my new one.)
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To: TN4Liberty

there’s an Amish ping list? add me please! :P


19 posted on 10/07/2011 5:58:14 AM PDT by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: Rannug
"A group of religious castoffs has been attacking fellow Amish ... "

OK ... what did you just read?

Are the Amish a cast off religion? (fellow)

Did some that perhaps have been disciplined take revenge?

If the "cast-off" did this deed, then they are not Amish, thus .. the title should be, independent religious liberty attacked by satanic mob.

20 posted on 10/07/2011 5:59:06 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Rannug

21 posted on 10/07/2011 6:05:10 AM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: tickmeister
Holmes County (one of the jurisdictions mentioned in the article) has a population of 39,000 of whom more than 20,000 are Amish.

Whenever endogamous, highly structured groups reach a level of critical mass to the point that they almost never have to deal with outsiders, they begin to lose grasp with basic social norms.

This can apply to religious groups like the Old Order Amish, the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints, the Satmar Hasidim, the Priestly Society of St. Pius V - but it can also apply to staunchly atheist organizations like the Socialist Workers Party USA, the NCLC, the Insititute for Objectivist Studies, Reichian organizations, etc.

This has more to do with narcissism than theism.

22 posted on 10/07/2011 6:07:18 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: ropin71

23 posted on 10/07/2011 6:08:48 AM PDT by ropin71 (God Bless our Troops!)
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To: knarf
If the "cast-off" did this deed, then they are not Amish

"Amish" is a word used to describe a variety of different Mennonite Anabaptist groups.

There are Old Order, New Order, Beachy, Schwartzenruberite and others. These beardcutters may simply be a new group.

Just because the Amish generally profess antimilitarism does not mean that they are above sectarian violence, which has a rich tradition among Anabaptists.

24 posted on 10/07/2011 6:18:02 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake

I’m an Anabaptist ... you’re wrong.


25 posted on 10/07/2011 6:19:48 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Rannug

The article states, “Motives may be related to unspecified religious differences involving 18 Amish families, 17 of them related, who have drawn previous attention from law enforcement”.

Hatfield and McCoys.... Amish style?!!


26 posted on 10/07/2011 6:31:05 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: knarf
I’m an Anabaptist

Ok.

you’re wrong

Not really.

Thomas Muentzer was one of the original lights of the Anabaptist movement, and he led a bloody rebellion in Thuringia against the local authorities.

The Anabaptist leader John of Leyden led an assault on the town of Muenster and declared himself King, exiling and even killing those who disagreed with his beliefs.

Hendrik Of Nicholis - another prominent Anabaptist theologian - was a supporter and participant in the Muenster regime.

After the Bocholt conference, the Anabaptist movement split, with one-third led by Jan von Batenberg advocating violence against unbelievers, one-third following David Joris' advocacy of assimilating into the the larger world and one-third following Menno Simons who advocated peaceful retreat from society.

Batenberg's followers - all devout Anabaptists - became 16th century terrorists, striking at the infidels and killing and robbing them.

Batenberg's disciple Cornelius Appelman, who took over the movement after Batenberg's death, continued this policy. Appelman killed his own wife and daughter when they adopted what he beleived to be heretical views.

Johan Willemsz was another incredibly violent Anabaptist leader of that time.

Historians of the Radical reformation like Jansma have documented how the more violent Anabaptists like the Batenbergers and Willemszites, when heat from the authorities against them became too intense, hid among the Mennonites until the coast was clear or the mennonites were able to secretly transport them to other jurisdictions.

27 posted on 10/07/2011 6:40:31 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake
We have several Mennonite/Amish groups hereabouts. Most seem to be in the vegetable or livestock business. Some don't drive cars, others drive but with all the chrome blacked out with shoe polish.
They all shop at Wal Mart.
28 posted on 10/07/2011 7:43:12 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Morgana; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
What's next - drive-by shunnings?


29 posted on 10/07/2011 7:55:33 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

There are also Bruderhof Mennonites and Hutterites as well - similar groups, but not identical.


30 posted on 10/07/2011 8:02:39 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: all the best
We here at FR were never fooled by the Amish. We knew their rowdy ways.

I've been saying it for years! I've never trusted those b@stards and their voodoo fireplaces! The whole thing just gives me the hee-bee-gee-bees!

31 posted on 10/07/2011 8:06:19 AM PDT by txroadkill (Antlers up! The Claw must be feared!)
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To: wideawake

A nearby Anabaptist family raises “free range” turkeys. We have bought one for Thanksgiving almost every year. These birds taste better than the puffed up, oil injected grocery store variety.


32 posted on 10/07/2011 8:07:42 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Slings and Arrows
"What's next - drive-by shunnings?"

Almost - just almost - lost the keyboard over that one. Note to me - never drink anything while reading on FR, you never know what will jump up and get you. : )

33 posted on 10/07/2011 8:18:19 AM PDT by greatplains
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To: greatplains

Ain’t it great?


34 posted on 10/07/2011 9:03:32 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: txroadkill

We here at FR were never fooled by the Amish. We knew their rowdy ways.

I’ve been saying it for years! I’ve never trusted those b@stards and their voodoo fireplaces! The whole thing just gives me the hee-bee-gee-bees!
..........
would this be because they dress like Lubavitchers? Just curious


35 posted on 10/07/2011 10:01:12 AM PDT by ckilmer (Phi)
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To: Rannug

Amish Electric Chair

36 posted on 10/07/2011 10:09:47 AM PDT by woofie
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To: woofie

Shouldn’t there be a lightning rod on there?


37 posted on 10/07/2011 10:11:13 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (I can only be series in a parallel universe.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Seven or eight years ago, I visited a friend in Wisconsin, and the hot gossip of the day was an Amish man who got arrested for drunk driving his buggy. The horse was placed in foster care temporarily.

So all this mayhem doesn't surprise me one bit!
38 posted on 10/07/2011 10:42:08 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: wideawake

Agreed. Humans simply tend to behave badly. One argument in support of religion in general is that people would behave in worse ways without it. I don’t think that argument holds water.


39 posted on 10/07/2011 11:26:55 AM PDT by tickmeister (tickmeister)
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To: cripplecreek
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BANG BANG BANG BANG
clip clop clip clop clip clop
Aaahhhhhhhhh, nossir. More along the lines of:

clip clop clip clop clip clop
SNICK SNICK SNICK SNICK
clip clop clip clop clip clop

40 posted on 10/07/2011 11:30:36 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: tickmeister

I agree that utilitarian arguments for religious belief are largely specious - but they are also patronizing. One believes in something for its truth, not its usefulness.


41 posted on 10/07/2011 11:59:19 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: BykrBayb

I’m glad I didn’t see that. Thank you ad block plus on firefox!


42 posted on 10/07/2011 1:15:51 PM PDT by Trillian
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To: Slings and Arrows

Drive-by disagreements:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ev1Vsnf6LGs&feature=related


43 posted on 10/07/2011 1:30:47 PM PDT by Trillian
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To: TheOldLady

People are people.


44 posted on 10/07/2011 2:33:59 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

And drunks will be drunks.


45 posted on 10/07/2011 2:40:25 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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