10 Things you never knew about the Amish community!
Reality television cameras have shed a light on the secretive world of the Amish. That doesn’t mean we know everything about this interesting community. But, the things we have learned are completely surprising. These are ten unexpected facts about the Amish that will make your skin crawl.
The Amish don’t like to be told what to do by the outside world. Because of this, they are less likely to follow English laws. There are several instances of unreported crimes being covered up, and there is even an epidemic of teenagers driving their buggies under the influence. But, you’ll have to check out the video to see how law enforcement chooses to deal with these cases.
Because of the small size of many Amish communities, dating within its confines get a little tough. Since they aren’t allowed to marry anyone outside their religion, they are limited to a small group of people. Many times this results in congenital disabilities and genetic disorders in their babies because they are essentially reproducing with other members of their family.
When you think about Amish people, you probably think they are healthy because of all the hard work they do. But, because of soaring land prices, many men are leaving the farm and getting factory jobs outside the Amish community. This is leading to large waistlines and heart disease in the Amish population. And, when you see their diets, you’ll know why.
Check out the video to see more about these stories, and learn about others like the patriarchy, puppy mills, and shunning in Amish communities. After watching, don’t forget to tell us what you think in the comment section below!
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