The Amish are a religious and culture community that represents on how a success community operates.
They are preserving their culture and customs and every 20 years their population doubles.
The Amish (//; Pennsylvania German: Amisch, German: Amische) are a group of traditionalist Christian church fellowships with Swiss German Anabaptist origins. They are closely related to, but distinct from, Mennonite churches. The Amish are known for simple living, plain dress, and reluctance to adopt many conveniences of modern technology.Wikipedia
"Having children, raising them, and socialization with neighbors and relatives are the greatest functions of the Amish family. Amish believe large families are a blessing from God. The main purposes of "family" can be illustrated within the Amish culture in a variety of ways. The family has authority over the individual throughout life. Loyalties to parents, grandparents, and other relatives may change over time but they will never cease. A church district is measured by the number of families (households), rather than by the number of baptized persons. Families take turns hosting the biweekly preaching service. Parents stress their responsibilities and obligations for the correct nurture of their children. They consider themselves accountable to the Lord for the spiritual welfare of their children." Amish Wikipedia."
The children are allowed to enter mainstream society but over 80% of the children return and stay within the Amish community and way of life.
The Amish are a community collective, they come together and help each other in many endeavors such as the construct of barns, hosting churche services, looking after the elderly.
They don’t live in shanties, the divorce rate is non-existent and the people have strong structured family and gender roles.
They also live peacefully with very low to no crime and don't believe in fighting in the military or any type of conflicts.
Amish agriculture can't compete against modern farming as they use pre-industrial technology for their farming and everyday living.
Recently due to the expanding population in their limited space of land and lack of funds to purchase more land a few groups have accepted the use of simple kerosene motors to help boost their productively and expand into other business ventures
include bakeries, furniture wood working.
Even though they don’t make a lot much money they are a self sustaining and happy people with little to none of the modern stresses that plague mainstream people today.
Real Amish people dont have pictures taken nor do they the use zippers
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"Several years ago, Saloma Furlong from Sunderland, left the Amish and wrote a book, "Why I Left the Amish," and she was featured on an American Experience documentary, "The Amish."
This is amazing! No generators humming, saws screaming, no drills whining, just the sound of man powered tools! These barns are held together better than any quick build building anywhere. It will stand for years! Teamwork, friendship, and vision are wonderful and powerful things when they come together for a common cause! I envy these folks in many ways! I plan to use this as a sermon illustration. If God's people put their heads, hearts, and hands together amazing feats can be accomplished! Thanks for sharing! By the way, this is exactly the kind of things our children need to see!
Their religion allows people to leave and set up colonies. There is a certain democracy in it which is missing in other fundamentality groups so that is better.
Silo filling is a very different type of load on a steam engine. The entire bundle of corn stalks is fed into the cutter, including the ears. Cutting the stalks is much easier than cutting through the ears, thus the engine governor gets a continuous workout as each ear reaches the cutting blades, or several ears hit at once. The engine "talks".
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