I watched an interesting programme last night on the Amish religion. I remember watching the film "Witness" many years ago with Harrison Ford so I already had an insight into what sort of people they were.
They seem a peaceful, family/community orientated group who stick to the teachings in the Bible like glue. When Jesus spoke about 'being separate from the world' surely no-one could have followed this more than the Amish. They have never 'moved with the times' and so their simple lifestyle fits the Bible to a tee.
They only mix within their own community, marry within their own community, work within their own community. They do not possess phones, internet, television, radio and everything they do is for the glory of God.
What are everyones thoughts on these people? Are they moral, upstanding members of society who believe in true Christian values to the letter, or are they brainwashed mentalists who are trapped inside a community of power hungry religious leaders who hold more of a grip over them than the JWs?