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Could you give up all of the conveniences of this modern age and go Amish?

MidnightCowboy 2012/05/27 04:12:19
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  • BloodlessVeins 2012/06/23 01:05:46
    No
    BloodlessVeins
    If it was Pagan 19th century! But the christian version-hell to the no.
  • Brosia 2012/06/23 00:40:25
    No
    Brosia
    +1
    But I respect those that can and do. It is a hard life, and you have to be way stronger than I to live that way.
  • Tony 2012/05/28 19:37:20
    Undecided
    Tony
    I've thought about it though.
  • Libertys Martyr 2012/05/28 10:43:57
    No
    Libertys Martyr
    I'm way too soft to live that lifestyle! I'll admit it!
  • Stan Kapusta 2012/05/28 06:17:29
    No
    Stan Kapusta
    I've spent a few weekends in Amish country. It's beautiful. But it's a nice place to visit. Horses and no electricity are not for this suburbian dweller. See I like my chicken in the frig, not in the front yard.
  • beach bum 2012/05/28 01:29:28
    Yes
    beach bum
    yes if i had to
  • Ty ~ PHAET 2012/05/27 22:56:20 (edited)
    No
    Ty ~ PHAET
    +1
    The Amish are extremely religious, have no modern conveniences, don't believe in interracial marriage, and expect everyone in their communities to get married at a young age and have eight to ten children. I'll pass, thanks.
  • Sister Jean 2012/05/27 22:04:15
    No
    Sister Jean
  • Arel 2012/05/27 21:49:25
    Yes
    Arel
    but I wouldn't want to.......
  • les_gvt 2012/05/27 21:48:13
    Yes
    les_gvt
    in a heartbeat
  • endthefed.soundmoney 2012/05/27 21:41:38
    No
    endthefed.soundmoney
    I still need the internet to earn my cash back by doing my Lyoness shopping.
  • nverumind 2012/05/27 21:34:27
    No
    nverumind
    +1
    I dont think i could do without my internet. its where i get my dinner ideas, craft ideas for my kids, learn how to do new things without having to pay for lessons (youtube)
    Ofcoarse i could if i had to, but would i choose to, probably not.
    However, if things dont take a swift turn in a different direction the 99%'s of America might not have a choice.
  • 001 2012/05/27 20:42:42
    Undecided
    001
    I don't know, but I don't think I want to.
  • carri byers 2012/05/27 19:53:19
    Yes
    carri byers
    +1
    Each of us will very soon have to do just that when Obama is done handing over our sovereignty to international agencies and our electricity, oil, water and food become regulated by BigBrother. Hope you're all ready for that!
  • fisherman 2012/05/27 19:37:03
    No
    fisherman
    if our dear leader gets another four years we all be living the amish dream .
  • lm1b2 2012/05/27 19:29:02
    No
    lm1b2
    I want to live in the real world,good,or bad.
  • nverumind lm1b2 2012/05/27 21:30:50
    nverumind
    the amish dont live in the real world ?
  • lm1b2 nverumind 2012/05/28 12:24:39
    lm1b2
    You think they do?
  • nverumind lm1b2 2012/05/28 16:05:48 (edited)
    nverumind
    Well they live on earth, just because they choose to keep to themselves and live a "natural" lifestyle doesnt mean they dont "accept" """reality""" per say but choose not to take part in the progressive lifestyle. Their food, housing, clothes, and "vehicles" arnt given to them, owned, or controlled by government,
    thus is healthier, their food isnt cleaned and produced in poison, their animals are not modified.
    Why is living a simple/Independent lifestyle not living in reality?

    edited for spelling
  • lm1b2 nverumind 2012/05/29 13:15:19
    lm1b2
    Living in the past,is not "reality",and never has been!
  • nverumind lm1b2 2012/05/29 14:49:56
    nverumind
    Just because they choose not to live a certain lifestyle doesnt mean they live in any less of a reality than you or I do.
    So what you are saying that anyone including people in iraq, Africa, any other less progressed place than the USA are not living in reality because they do not live a technically progressed lifestyle.. by choice or not.
  • lm1b2 nverumind 2012/05/29 16:06:31
    lm1b2
    Bad comparison,people in 3rd world Countries live that way because they have no choice,not so the Amish! By the way,they cheat,a lot of them are hypocrites,plus they refuse to fight for their Country,and the SOB don't pay taxes.Plus there noted for spousal abuse,and who knows what they do to there children!
  • nverumind lm1b2 2012/05/29 16:19:57
    nverumind
    People in third world countries have people who live in a much more progressed way than they do as well too. Ex- people in power yes they may have no other choice , but doesnt mean that it is not a good comparison. That is their reality and the reality in the USA is that living a progressive lifestyle is a choice. And with that choice comes certain things that are not acceptable for others for religious, personal, or financial reasons. It is simply that, a choice to live the way they do.. it doesnt make the reality they choose to embrace any different from yours or mine. Being that is their choice and that lifestyle works for them.
  • lm1b2 nverumind 2012/05/30 18:44:47
    lm1b2
    BS!
  • nverumind lm1b2 2012/05/30 18:47:36
    nverumind
    if you say so.
  • lm1b2 nverumind 2012/05/30 21:23:34
    lm1b2
    We support this "choice"with blood,and our tax money,and that bothers me!They milk the benefits of freedpom,and pay nothing,and you admire them?
  • nverumind lm1b2 2012/05/30 21:32:38 (edited)
    nverumind
    I never said i admire them, i definately like the style of life i choose to live. But with all of the things that gov and fda allow in and put into our food, I would say that it is a not a bad thing to have your own food sources, independence from outside influences.
    they simply maintain and live a more traditional lifestyle.
    Whats wrong with that?
    it is simply a variance of opinion, over which is better
    traditional vs progressive.
  • lm1b2 nverumind 2012/05/31 22:35:46
    lm1b2
    I would not care if we didn't have to support their "Lifestyle" with our taxmoney,and Blood! They reap the rewards of Freedom without paying!
  • Nancy~PWCM~JLA~POTL 2012/05/27 19:15:54
    Undecided
    Nancy~PWCM~JLA~POTL
    +1
    It would take some practice for sure! I don't think I could get far enough away on on buggy. I compare that lifestyle to the old west stuck in neutral. That woud be a good reality show to see who could last the longest.
  • cynsity 2012/05/27 18:51:27
    Undecided
    cynsity
    I could if i had too but I don't have to yet so i wont.
  • Patriot Unit 2012/05/27 18:31:55
    Yes
    Patriot Unit
    If I believed in their lifestyle, and their religious beliefs I could. But if I were forced by the government to take that road, with the way they are screwing this country day in and day out. And if they keep leading us into a socialist/ communist lifestyle. Then the Amish way of life might soon become a good option. As only the Political Elite will be able to afford to drive, eat or party in this country. And that is not a negative reflection on the Amish, if their lifestyle works for them, then there is nothing wrong with it.
  • ChocolateThunder 2012/05/27 18:15:58
    No
    ChocolateThunder
    I few days maybe, but for the rest of my life?

    Oh hell no.
  • Donnie 2012/05/27 17:44:41
    No
    Donnie
    thought if it absolutely came down to a matter of survival i could but this is more of a refusal to.
  • rand 2012/05/27 17:43:55
    Undecided
    rand
    I could abandon the conveniences, but I doubt that I could adopt their religious beliefs.
  • niviongo R ☮ P ☮ 12-20 2012/05/27 17:12:24
    Yes
    niviongo R ☮ P ☮ 12-20
    In less than 10 years all of us will live like them.
  • D D 2012/05/27 17:11:34 (edited)
    No
    D D
    No I couldn't. I would not mind coming back and being Amish in my next life. I really love and respect the Amish. Being Amish is a lot more than just having no modern conveniences.
  • Dandydon 2012/05/27 17:05:53
    No
    Dandydon
    +2
    I like Papa Johns pizza to much..

    papa johns
  • nverumind Dandydon 2012/05/27 21:32:36
    nverumind
    +1
    hahaha might wanna get their recipe then ;)
  • Dandydon nverumind 2012/05/27 21:39:17
    Dandydon
    I have no intentions of having to make it....lol ;)
  • aherbert 2012/05/27 17:05:26
    No
    aherbert
    +1
    No way ....

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