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A New Amish Community Is Founded Every Three-And-A-Half Weeks in US, Experts Estimate
ScienceDaily ^ | July 27, 2012 | ScienceDaily

Posted on 08/02/2012 5:51:11 AM PDT by daniel1212

A new census of the Amish population in the United States estimates that a new Amish community is founded...about every 3 ½ weeks, and shows that more than 60 percent of all existing Amish settlements have been founded since 1990.

This pattern suggests the Amish are growing more rapidly than most other religions in the United...

"They're doubling their population about every 21 to 22 years, primarily because they produce large families and the vast majority...remain in the community as adults baptized into the faith, starting their own families and sustaining their religious beliefs"...

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TOPICS: Current Events; Ecumenism; History; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: amish; churchgrowth; contraception; conversion
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1 posted on 08/02/2012 5:51:16 AM PDT by daniel1212
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To: daniel1212; metmom; boatbums; caww; presently no screen name; smvoice; HarleyD; HossB86; ...

Of interest:


2 posted on 08/02/2012 5:52:36 AM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a damned+destitute actual sinner, + trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: daniel1212

I’m not entirely surprised. Don’t know if I could live like that. I think I could give up the television (watching less and less every day), maybe even the internet, but give up my car? No way! I feel sorry for the Amish (and their horses) when they go trotting into town in -30 weather. Of course, some do buy cars, but they just have other people drive them, which to me, seems a little silly. Go that far, might as well go all the way...

Rambling.


3 posted on 08/02/2012 5:54:45 AM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: daniel1212

I like the Amish.

If we lose our fight with the Left, they will have their pacifism tested, as their faith will come under hard attack by the Left. They will have to fight or renounce their faith. Pockets of noncompliance will not be tolerated.


4 posted on 08/02/2012 5:56:03 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: daniel1212
The Amish.

You know they are responsible for all the mayhem in America.

5 posted on 08/02/2012 5:58:50 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I hate the Universe, and it hates me.)
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To: Lazamataz

exactly, just robbed a bank locally.


6 posted on 08/02/2012 6:00:48 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: SampleMan

The Amish aren’t entirely averse to voting. If you recall, George Bush actively campaigned to the Amish and was fairly well received.

If we could bring them into the tea party fold, we might actually have a chance to return true conservatism to the GOP.


7 posted on 08/02/2012 6:02:32 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: daniel1212

Well...they are exempt from a slew of onerous Federal and state regulation...including ObamaCare....so I suppose its not terribly surprising.


8 posted on 08/02/2012 6:02:52 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: Thorliveshere

I too have seen Amish in northern Minnesota going home in their buggies at-26 not including the wind chill with as my wife commented nothing more than horse farts for heat. However, I have also seen three Amish men fishing in a small rowboat with their horse tied to a tree in the shade at the side of the lake. I had to admire the peace and simplicity of their fishing trip.


9 posted on 08/02/2012 6:03:34 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: daniel1212

They also have independent livelihoods, rather than measuring success by how much they get paid for working for someone else.


10 posted on 08/02/2012 6:09:20 AM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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11 posted on 08/02/2012 6:14:36 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I hate the Universe, and it hates me.)
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To: daniel1212

We’ve had a bit of an Amish population explosion in Upstate New York the last few years. Apparently increases in land prices in Pennsylvania (from Nat Gas exploration) is the reason for it. Since NY will fight fracking tooth and nail, it will continue.


12 posted on 08/02/2012 6:16:13 AM PDT by MatD
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To: daniel1212
A new census of the Amish population in the United States estimates that a new Amish community is founded...about every 3 ½ weeks, and shows that more than 60 percent of all existing Amish settlements have been founded since 1990.

This pattern suggests the Amish are growing more rapidly than most other religions in the United...

"They're doubling their population about every 21 to 22 years, primarily because they produce large families...

And someday, radio will come back to the Amish...

13 posted on 08/02/2012 6:17:30 AM PDT by Alex Murphy (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2898271/posts?page=119#119)
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To: cripplecreek

Amen to that! Great neighbors and great people. If we could only get the vast majority of them voting. It is not just their numbers, it is where they are located: heavy concentrations in swing states like Ohio, Virginia and Pennsylvania.


14 posted on 08/02/2012 6:17:45 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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15 posted on 08/02/2012 6:19:01 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I hate the Universe, and it hates me.)
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To: The Great RJ

Depending on what their church district allows, those buggies have battery operated heaters in them.
They can also heat bricks and take them along.
One very strict group in Ohio does not allow ‘topped’ buggies, which means the people are in the open regardless of the weather.
There are dozens of people who make their living driving the Amish. Their white 15 passenger vans are too numerous to count in Holmes county OH. They are quite busy when it’s cold.


16 posted on 08/02/2012 6:19:12 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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17 posted on 08/02/2012 6:19:30 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I hate the Universe, and it hates me.)
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To: Vigilanteman

There are a lot in Michigan as well.

They aren’t likely to come out for tea party events but they do understand the need to oppose oppression.


18 posted on 08/02/2012 6:20:50 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Wiser now

There were a lot of Amish at Assateague Island this summer. They are in full garb, but they have the whole enclave with them in vans. They cook on the beach in designated areas and stay the whole day. It was the first time I’d seen them in such numbers and so often.


19 posted on 08/02/2012 6:28:14 AM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Shery
There is a community like that at Kalona, Iowa, just south of Iowa City. I worked along side an Amishman at a mobile home factory while going to school and he told me the following Amish joke:

Do you know why God put Mennonites on the earth?
It was to give the Amishman a ride to work...

20 posted on 08/02/2012 6:33:26 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: daniel1212

The Amish are coming! The Amish are coming!

Great people IMO.

It is refreshing to go past their farms and see kids outside playing in the evening, women out tending their gardens and men coming home from a hard days labor. People producing food? Minding their own businesses? it doesn’t get any better than this.


21 posted on 08/02/2012 6:37:40 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Shery

It may very well have been a family reunion.
I frequently read their newspaper The Budget. It is surprizing how often and how far these people travel.
They use the ‘taxis’ locally, but tour bus service between the Amish communities in Oh, Pa, and In, is a weekly occurance. They also take the train. Some districts, mostly New Order, allow flying.


24 posted on 08/02/2012 6:57:23 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: LearsFool

The didn’t gain their livelihoods by themselves...someone “helped them! (Obama sarcasm on!)


26 posted on 08/02/2012 7:30:23 AM PDT by mdmathis6 (Not left wing! Not right wing! But....CHRIST WING!)
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To: LearsFool

The didn’t gain their livelihoods by themselves...someone “helped them! (Obama sarcasm on!)


30 posted on 08/02/2012 7:38:58 AM PDT by mdmathis6 (Not left wing! Not right wing! But....CHRIST WING!)
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To: Wiser now

My brother runs a bus service for the Amish. His business is booming but he doesn’t make much.


33 posted on 08/02/2012 8:26:16 AM PDT by ckilmer
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To: Lazamataz

On the other hand the only people who dress like the amish and have similiar values are the ultra orthodox jews.

but for some reason, they ain’t so funny.


34 posted on 08/02/2012 8:28:54 AM PDT by ckilmer
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To: mo

THAT was MY FIRST thought....the Amish are exempt from many fed and state regulations....and Obamacare....we ALL may want to join the Amish soon...


35 posted on 08/02/2012 8:33:58 AM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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This thread is posted on the Religion Forum.

Discuss the issues all you want, but do not make it personal.

Also, posts containing potty language - or even references to potty language, are pulled on the Religion Forum.

37 posted on 08/02/2012 8:55:39 AM PDT by Religion Moderator
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Aw heck, I was just starting to enjoy boxing his ears. LOL

Will comply....


38 posted on 08/02/2012 9:01:39 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I hate the Universe, and it hates me.)
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(plus you have to give me credit for using the word 'ludic' correctly in a post) lol
39 posted on 08/02/2012 9:05:53 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I hate the Universe, and it hates me.)
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To: Lazamataz

LOL


40 posted on 08/02/2012 9:11:10 AM PDT by Religion Moderator
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To: Thorliveshere; SampleMan; listenhillary; Alex Murphy; MatD

Sorry for not getting back to you all sooner (some people needed bikes fixed), but i agree we need not basically forsake technology, but as i understand it, the concern of the Amish is how it will affect their Christian morality, life and its community. While we may give up TV, and choose family activities over video games, they take it further. Which is challenging in an industrialized world, and a politically correct one, as seen with Chick-Fil-a.

We need use tech for God, and the body of Christ should be as manifestly different in our worship, morality, attitude, spirit and voting, etc. as the Amish are by their dress and horse and buggy, etc.

BTW, a good video on the amish schoolhouse murders. http://www.hulu.com/watch/17789/fox-news-specials-crime-scene-the-amish-schoolhouse-murders


41 posted on 08/02/2012 12:29:21 PM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a damned+destitute actual sinner, + trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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This is bad, very bad. Amish youths seem to be responsible for most of the crime in this country. We can’t take anymore crime.


42 posted on 08/02/2012 3:19:49 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: daniel1212

Google Amish and birth control. They might be one of the few faiths that teach that birth control within marriage is prohibited and where most of them follow the teaching. The article didn’t even mention it.

Freegards


43 posted on 08/02/2012 3:30:54 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: Ransomed

That was my thought, and using contraceptives by Christians has reduced the size of the kingdom of God, and will cost us.


44 posted on 08/02/2012 6:15:47 PM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a damned+destitute actual sinner, + trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: Lazamataz

Indeed. Which is why we need pitchfork control. Can’t be too careful you know.


45 posted on 08/02/2012 6:18:29 PM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a damned+destitute actual sinner, + trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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