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Amish is a Swiss/German movement in which I wouldn’t last

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Dearest Marty, my wonderful Prince,

How are you?

I am thinking a lot of you. There is a long weekend ahead with festivals and parties. Somebody just drove by and hollered my name. I missed him but I am glad I did. Rather using the time to keep my own place up. There is always so much work and other stuff to do. I am not bored at all having just my own company.  However, wish I would have your company.

I read an article that the Amish Population booms in the USA, posted by Mosey’s husband. I doubt it somehow. Not too long ago, I traveled through  an Amish community. The plus point was that it was quiet. Noticed no intrusive noise as elsewhere. But I also saw other things.

Wonder if the census counting was done properly. As they allegedly don’t proselytize, their new members are their own offsprings. Kids can’t choose. I learned that many don’t leave as they would lose their families and friends. (Sounds kind of familiar.) 

Mosey’s husband is praising the Amish. He ignores the Amish who leave and are no longer part of their families or communities if they leave. What is wrong with him? He disapproves it when it happens in the SCN orgs, he approves it when it happens with other religions. (Google escaping the Amish.)

Amish is a German/Swiss movement, and Scientology an American movement. Of course, German secret services sends in more infiltrators and sets up more scandals in Scientology orgs, however, also Amish do have their scandals.   

I understand a lot of what’s written in that above hymn book, used today in the North-American Amish culture.

Here is some of what is in it, translated into English: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/ausbund.htm

The Scriptures tell us that every man should have a wife for his body, a wife to bear him children

But leap to your captain’s side! He will kill the enemies!

The Christian commune is made clean through the blood of Christ.

The blood of Jesus washes away the sins of those who leave all to follow him.

Etc, etc.

Wife for his body!  What does this say about the status of women in the Amish community? And no blood washes anyway sins. Hard to believe that also some so-called modern people think that a crucifixtion was for a good purpose.  People have to make the damage up to exactly those people who they harmed. Otherwise, the OW will not go away, says I, the Scientologist. 

The Amish book is is called “Ausbund” as you likely will now and was written by some other Swiss-German people who were tortured by other Germans in a castle in Passau, Bavaria. How small the world is, Marty! I visited that castle many times (had no other choice!), and it had a torture chamber with torture instruments. (Typical German.)  The very top picture of today’s blog posting is the Passau Castle.  Imagine, they built a castle and planned a torture chamber in it like we plan a bathroom or kitchen in our homes!  

They had one table which had a  throughout drawer that one could pull out and push all the way through on the other side. It had a deadly pointy object on the other side. People were invited to dinner in the Passau castle and after than murdered by getting the drawer in the full stomach. Very 1.1. And you won’t believe the many torture thumbscrews and chains in that place. 

At one point in time, they must have let some of these prisoners go, otherwise the Ausbund book would not have made it. My question is:  did the  brutal Passau castle owners edit the book before they allowed some prisoners to leave? Why am I always so suspicious? I know the Germans, particularly the Bavarians. That’s why.  ” Genuinely Beautiful Christian Songs Which Were Written and Sung Through God’s Grace by he Swiss Brethren in the Passau Castle Prison”. I saw that place and even after no longer in operation,  never felt any of God’s grace there. 

 (Remember that the German Nazis said:  “Today Germanytomorrow the world! The Bavarian Illuminati, a front group of the SEGNPMSS said already around 1776: “Today the World, Tomorrow the Solar System”. Guess they downgraded a bit but will upgrade right away when they are allowed and when the world is not watching. The Bavarian authorities persecuted the Bavarian Illuminati founder later, guess that  front org later caused the secret service behind it too many troubles.)

 From 1892 until 1894, Adolf Hitler and his family lived in Passau. Assume he liked that castle and its torture equipment.

Anyway, back to the Amish who use the Ausbund that was written in that Passau castle:  

Guess the Amish don’t proselyte because it is hard to have modern people accept their German old fashioned ways. It means going backwards without really removing what was bad in the past. Not all that is old was good, not all that is new is bad.

I traveled through an Amish community not so long ago. One  Amish farm offered handiwork to buy. Nice wooden stuff but too big for our car. It was also expensive but really nice work. We declined but the man of the house (not really friendly guy) tried to talk us into buying his CDs with history and devotion. I found it to be some kind of  proselytizing. Funny that they call me English! 🙂 With my German accent! Haha!

Girls and women seemed  rather shy and introverted to me. Like when travelling through Islamic states, where women are suppressed. 

On our travel, we did meet blokes in a town nearby. Ex-Amish. They left for some reasons. They told that Amish do not allow music except their own monotone songs. No fun, if you ask me. Typical German. 

Amish music is primarily German in origin and includes ancient singing styles as well as modern hymns derived from the Pennsylvania German culture. Older hymns are monophonic without meter with draw-out tones and slow. Usually there is no harmony in the music.

Sounds like hell to me, music without harmony, Marty.  

It has German lifelessness and stiffness written all over it. It feels like a medical mentality behind it. Not my world at all. Gives me the creeps.

There are also Amish Mennonites. Are they better? One Mennonite who I met stole something from me and overcharged me tremendously. But let’s hope the others are better.

Somebody told me that Amish and Mennonites have lots of cash.  That is nice for them. But those, who think it is nothing but a giving religious community not interested in making hard cash, are wrong.

Bulk stuff that I bought tasted old, and I couldn’t use it at home. Also, there stores were full with junk food. They might not like the “English” but they are eating and selling lots of packaged junk food. No better way of life!

There is also hypocrisy. According to their scriptures, they have to stay away from all what is modern. I learned that deep in Amish county, there is no Internet and phone access. However, where we traveled, we saw some buggies with boomboxes and USB sticks, and some did hide their cell phones. Some stuff seems silly too:  cars are not allowed but if they have to be driven somewhere, the car must be black. So, do as I say but not as I do?

As they are so far away from the other civilization, lots of things can happen and the modern world might never hear about it.

As they don’t take ethics seriously as real Scientologists, they have problems. Beard cutting attacks, and even worse, sexual abuse, incest, molestation, rape, murder, theft, fraud, animal abuse, non-worldly education… 

http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2008/07/15/escaping-the-amish-part-1/

Seems that Mosey’s husband didn’t do this homework when promoting Amish to be better than Scientologists.   

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/31/us/daughter-in-law-of-amish-leader-describes-sexual-demands.html 

http://www.indyposted.com/164492/amish-sexting-scandal-12-year-old-invited-to-buggy-sex/

http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=amish++%22Mary+byler%22&fr=yfp-t-500&toggle=1&cop=&ei=UTF-8

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/16/business/amish-man-admits-to-a-17-million-fraud.html

And how they live does not protect psychiatric altered people entering their schools and shooting either.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/07/AR2006100700394.html

So, are the Amish some kind of role model for a religion or just community? No, they are not.

Original Scientology would be, as of the real founder.

Many kisses, my hero.

I love you bunches.

Yours forever,

Sarah/Barbara

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Written by Barbara Schwarz

August 31, 2012 at 7:01 am

7 Responses

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  1. But they have something like disconnection, called shunning.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shunning

    Newbie

    August 31, 2012 at 7:20 am

    • Hey, read what I wrote before commenting. I wrote that they DO shunning and disconnecting. On my trip not long ago, I met Amish who did disconnect not long ago from friends and family or their friends and family did disconnect from them, however you want to see it.

      Barbara Schwarz

      August 31, 2012 at 7:22 am

    • Indies always attack Scientology even when it means covering up bad deeds by Christian groups.

      Mr. Smitthers

      August 31, 2012 at 8:16 am

      • “former Amish” 26,000 hits
        “https://www.google.com/search?q=%22former+amish%22&aq=f&sugexp=chrome,mod=13&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#hl=en&sclient=psy-ab&q=%22ex-amish%22&oq=%22ex-amish%22&gs_l=serp.3..0l4.62414.65943.0.66824.10.10.0.0.0.0.127.1051.3j7.10.0.les%3B..0.0…1c.cyIOc5yEy40&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&fp=a82003971efbf200&biw=1920&bih=912

        “Ex-Amish” 86,200 hits

        Comment by a former Amish woman:

        I am a former-Amish woman and I have a comment on “Yet I’d hardly call covering up crimes standard operating procedure among Amish.”

        Unfortunately, the manner of punishment with which the Amish usually punish offenders of sin (any misbehavior from a dress too pretty to the rape of a child) often presents merely a slap on the wrist for the offenders. Special punishments are not used and as such, punishing of perpetrators is miniscule, unless offenders lie, in which case they are not punished at all.

        Victims are usually blamed, directly or indirectly.

        Offenders are not rehabilitated and are free to molest again and again leaving the Amish form of punishment ineffective as the problem mushrooms and returns in other areas as well.

        Don’t kid yourself; the Amish make it their practise to “cover up crimes,” to use your term. Covering up crimes is a part of the tradition they worship. They may not do it maliciously, but it still frequently ends up being malicious.

        Anonymous

        August 31, 2012 at 9:39 am

    • http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/20/us-usa-crime-amish-idUSBRE88J13J20120920

      (Reuters) – An Ohio Amish sect leader and 15 of his followers were convicted on Thursday of federal hate crimes in connection with a string of beard- and hair-cutting attacks on other Amish people last autumn that shook the religious community.

      Pennsylvania here I come

      September 20, 2012 at 12:49 pm

  2. Barbara, are you sure that the Amish eat junk food? Isn’t junk food a product of the modern world that they don’t like?

    Rene N.

    September 1, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    • Absolutely, I walked through several of their stores. They sell the same junk food that you can find in the stores of the “English”. Candies in bulk! No kidding.

      Barbara Schwarz

      September 2, 2012 at 3:28 am


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