Why Amish not associate with the rest of us?

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Why Amish not associate with the rest of us?

Postby John » Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:26 pm

Why do the Amish keep to themselves and not associate with the rest of us?
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Re: Why Amish not associate with the rest of us?

Postby John » Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:26 pm

If you keep in mind that the practice of humility is the main motivation for almost everything the Amish do, Amish life becomes more understandable. They believe outside culture has a morally polluting effect. They think it promotes pride, greed, immorality and materialism. Amish beliefs include the concept that God will judge them on how well they obeyed the church rules during their lifetime, and contact with the outside world makes it harder to obey their rules. The Amish point to this Bible verse as a reason for their isolation: "Come out from among them and be ye separate, saith the Lord." (2 Corinthians 6:17, KJV)
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