[rescue] Look who's a slashdot weenie!

Brent B. Powers sunrescue at b2pi.com
Tue Jul 15 11:24:37 CDT 2003

>>>>> "Joshua" == Joshua D Boyd <jdboyd at celestrion.celestrion.net> writes:

    Joshua> On Tue, Jul 15, 2003 at 10:49:08AM -0400, Phil Stracchino
    Joshua> wrote:
    >> If Bill will forgive the off-topic query, what exactly is the
    >> difference between Amish and Mennonites?  Is it a case of "All
    >> Amish are Mennonites, but not all Mennonites are Amish"?

    Joshua> Nope.  Amish are not Mennonite, nor vice versa.

    Joshua> Amish and Mennonites both are anabaptists (they don't
    Joshua> practice infant baptism).  My recall is that they both
    Joshua> were started early in the anabaptist movement.  They
    Joshua> historically got a long fairly well.  They both were
    Joshua> persecuted in Europe (where they didn't support either
    Joshua> state churchs or the catholic church), so they settled
    Joshua> together in the US in, I believe, the late 1600s.

One of the key things people miss, though, is that the teens are not
members of the church until they reach their majority. Specifically,
they often take a year 'off' before committing to the church and
community; during which year there is no small amount of
experimentation with drugs, sex, and muscle cars (in some order). I
seem to recall that the percentage of men who, after that year, do
join the church is over 80....

Oh, and the 'Dutch' in PA and those in OH have remarkably little

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