[rescue] Look who's a slashdot weenie!

Roger Walkup rwalkup at cheqnet.net
Thu Jul 17 03:41:27 CDT 2003

On Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at 11:00 AM, Joshua D. Boyd wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 15, 2003 at 10:49:08AM -0400, Phil Stracchino 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"?
> Nope.  Amish are not Mennonite, nor vice versa.
> Amish and Mennonites both are anabaptists (they don't practice
> infant baptism).  My recall is that they both were started early in the
> anabaptist movement.  They historically got a long fairly well.  They
> both were persecuted in Europe (where they didn't support either state
> churchs or the catholic church), so they settled together in the US in,
> I believe, the late 1600s.
> Certain old order Mennonite groups can seem very Amish like, in that
> they dress extremely plainly and drive horse and buggies.  Others old
> order groups are less extreme, but would still stick out from society 
> in
> general quite a bit.  It is my opinion that old order Mennonites are
> severely in the minority compared to more modern Mennonites, who are
> rapidly blending in more.
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I went to a Mennonite-run school (here: http://www.rosslynacademy.com/) 
in 1974-75 and they didn't stick out any more than the average white 
person in Kenya.


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