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psandysdad
The older you get, the more excuses you have.
12:00 PM on 09/17/2012
It's only amusing in an anachronistic way. ALL religions would have us jettison true learning and critical thinking for the flower-covered mind-chains of faith.

Why bother to learn anything? Everything you need to know is in the Bible, isn't it? Why bother to plan for your future? The 'apocalypse' is any time now, right?

What a sweet message to tell young people: you have no future, so get right with God. Here's a few verses for you to study.....
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Canefighter
I make Typos to tick off correctors
12:05 PM on 09/17/2012
Why learn anything, how about reading and reading comprehention if you need to live by the Bible.
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ivanivonovich
Some call it being alone, I call it solitude.
12:35 PM on 09/17/2012
Ah, but which version should they follow ? Like all "Christians," they pick and chose which parts of the scriptures to place an emphasis upon. And if they were to keep their education to the same level as the originators of the biblical stories, then none of them would be able to read or write, and would have to rely upon "scribes" to do so.
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Michael D Ackerman Sr
12:41 PM on 09/17/2012
So what you are saying is that you don't need faith at all? You must be the most intelligent man on earth then because you HAVE to know exactly how each and every thing works when you use it because you say you don't have faith. As an example, when you turn on a light switch you have to have "faith" that the light will come on - so please explain to me where the electricity comes from AND how the light works.

The message to ALL people is not what you are preaching. The message is that you DO have a future and that you are in control of it. HOWEVER, to get to the future you must follow some laws which teach you how to be a good person and help others that are in need.
01:26 PM on 09/17/2012
Just stop and go back to your pew.
11:51 AM on 09/17/2012
I think what I can't stand the most is how the Amish people treat everyone else who isn't like them. The poor guy who wanted to see NYC now has to be shunned by his two-year girlfriend because he wants to see something different than fields and chickens everywhere. These people live in fear of what their community will think of them. Granted, the electronic and modern world is no different, but we shouldn't "shun" people just because they're different. *Cheers* :)
11:37 AM on 09/17/2012
I have visited the Amish country many times. These young people seem a little too sophistiocated to me and a little too comfortable in front of the camera. I know all "reality" shows are scripted but it seems a little phoney. Now the grandpa and mother aregoing to be on next week. Real Amish woud not allow themselves to be shown on camera.
serdelp
Dealing with ignorance
11:46 AM on 09/17/2012
I don't only agree with you, I basically said the same thing...this looks way too phony!
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ivanivonovich
Some call it being alone, I call it solitude.
12:37 PM on 09/17/2012
It's reality TV, what do you expect...
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GoldisMony
Everything else, Paper
11:26 AM on 09/17/2012
I think in reality people long for a simpler life yet know they can never attain it so the use voyerism to watch simple people and if possible enjoy watching them become "un" simple. Since many of us cant have a simple life why should they so our society tries to lure them in to our complex life...and think it is entertainment doing it.

Like primative monkeys in a cage.
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anne1stoftwo
American Woman
11:25 AM on 09/17/2012
I saw the show and thought it was kind of cute until Sabrina and the other girl started making fun of Rachel because she apparently has some false teeth. Then I changed the channel. I hate meanness and bullying and just could not watch anymore.
12:27 PM on 09/17/2012
I agree but I wanted to see what else was going to happen. I don't like the meanness either and it's something I have to question about the Amish.
11:19 AM on 09/17/2012
Most of the show is a lie. At least two of them have been married. One hasn't been Amish for 4 or 5 years.
https://www.facebook.com/BreakingAmishTheTruth
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hollywoodg
11:19 AM on 09/17/2012
These people are just sad. It's 2012 and they live like it's 1812. How can this be a good thing? Life is to live - life is not about supression. Life is not about boundries. These people are pathetic and should be put out of their misery.
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Bellamalti
boston always in my heart
11:43 AM on 09/17/2012
I really believe that the young Amish will not carry on their parents thoughts.
Then they will be extinct.
You GO GIRLS
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ivanivonovich
Some call it being alone, I call it solitude.
12:40 PM on 09/17/2012
And like most religions (at least the Christians) they chose not to "evolve". They fear the future, for with out their religion they have nothing to achieve.
11:18 AM on 09/17/2012
We have gone from gold diggers (Kardashians) to kids behaving badly (Jersey Shore), now to the Amish. Is this really "reality" tv??
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Ryana Linette Rogers
09:08 PM on 09/17/2012
well I guess you have to a variety to please everyone!
11:18 AM on 09/17/2012
Most of it is a lie. Some of them haven't been Amish for years.
https://www.facebook.com/BreakingAmishTheTruth
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11:15 AM on 09/17/2012
Those kids are Amish? They sure adapted rapidly. Their facial and body motions, even their speech is up to the state of the art. I have the feeling we are seeing mere actors.
serdelp
Dealing with ignorance
11:48 AM on 09/17/2012
totally agree, this show and it's "actors" seem too sophisticated and not shocked enough with their new found sights.
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ivanivonovich
Some call it being alone, I call it solitude.
12:42 PM on 09/17/2012
Their Amish, not from a part of the world where everything is as in their own communities. They do know about modern technology, they just have never been allowed to use or obtain it. Seen it yes, use it no.
12:04 PM on 09/17/2012
I agree.
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11:05 AM on 09/17/2012
It's an entertaining show; but I am a skeptic by nature. I live in Pennsylvania, and have spent a good deal of time in Amish country. In addition, my sister-in-law lives in the heart of Amish country in Delaware, and is friends with many Amish people. So, my feeling about this show is that is it very scripted and edited! I don't believe for one minute that Rebecca is truly Amish! The others do seem a little more authentic, but they must be from more liberal-leaning Amish/Mennonite communities.
11:02 AM on 09/17/2012
Not sure this show is going to hold anyones attention once the novelty of watching them discover things wears off.
serdelp
Dealing with ignorance
10:56 AM on 09/17/2012
Call me a skeptic, but why does this show seem a little too contrived, all "reality" shows are very scripted and there's nothing real in them? For instance, the way these Amish kids speak, you have to remember, they are supposed to be removed from the real world, having virtually no contact with the rest of civilization. Why do they speak like regular American kids speak today? I've heard Amish folks speaking and they certainly don't sound like these kids. Take the way they interject the word "like", as in "like this is so weird," and "like New York is so strange" and " like I'm freaking out". Why do I think that "real" Amish folks, wouldn't have such modern, colloquialisms in their speech pattern? Also their first interaction with modern conveniences, it seems that it wasn't as startling. Take the one girl's reaction to electricity, it wasn't shocking enough. If I had never experienced electricity, I would've been more reactionary. Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy this program, watching them react to things they supposedly never seen, but.....Also next week, when the parents come to see them, the Amish would never allow themselves to be filmed. These people seem a little too comfortable in front of the cameras. The Amish think that being filmed is a craven image of themselves and forbidden by their religion. See what I mean, it just seems a little too odd and it doesn't make sense to me.
12:11 PM on 09/17/2012
I've never seen the show, but from the clip above, I have to agree with you. When the one girl called the other "Dude", I thought something was fishy!
serdelp
Dealing with ignorance
12:28 PM on 09/17/2012
Also the way they just went into that van that picked them up to take them to the air port. Noticed that they weren't blown away by it, or the fact that they were a little too comfortable in it without saying or reacting to this supposedly new form of transportation they have never been on?
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sparkybrown7877
My microbio was not approved....
06:28 PM on 09/17/2012
OMG! I am so naive! I was loving the show till you guys opened my eyes, and as I was watching last night, I never picked up on those "city terms".... shame on me...lol
10:52 AM on 09/17/2012
Sad, too much potty mouth. Like a lost tribe in the jungle.
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mielkele
Ignorance breeds hatred.
10:50 AM on 09/17/2012
I don't understand why this seems so new to viewers. Most Amish communities have rumspringer, a time when teens can experience "English" ways before being baptised.
serdelp
Dealing with ignorance
08:34 PM on 09/17/2012
That's just for one year, this is totally different. These kids have left home forever, as they have now been shunned by their people. What you said is a very different aspect of their religion. In that manner they are indeed allowed to go out into the world of the "English", to experience it and then decide to either stay or come back, These kids won't be able to go back.