While there are similarities between this group, the Amish and the JWs, what is most important is that the Amish and Hutterites each live on their own and are self-sustaining communities. This is the crucial difference between them and the JW religion
The JW religion likes to pretend that it is a little village in ancient Israel, when the reality is that you have to go out into the world and support yourself. You are not on some commune living off the land!! An education is necessary. So, for the JWs to discourage college education is ridiculous and shows how out-of-touch they are with the reality of the world.
Agreed. Even more so in the case of an young Hutterite, where gender and societal rules are even further defined, expected and enforced and who may even be more isolated from the modern world than your average jw. Just a personal observation and opinion .
If you've got blue eyes and blonde hair here (male) they want your sperm. They'll pay you.
Low on the rent, were you? Do tell...
You sure you ain't perpetuating a myth there, Serious George?
Both the exAmish and the Hutterite show reveal little of the religious principles and practices underlying their faith.
I do know the Hutterites are of the old school "work hard" protestant ethic but are more "relaxed" and progressive than the Amish. They've embraced technology that increases farming efficiency and operation, even to the point of inventing and patenting specialized farming implements, as opposed to horse and buggy traditionalism and complete rejecction of modern technology typical of the Amish.
As for belief, there's no deviance in doctrine or belief among Hutterites, and little or no change. They believe in heaven or hell as an afterlife eventuality, but as for doctrinal specifics, I couldn't say. Work hard, live simply, praise jesus.
Their beliefs reject the influence of the modern world and it's practise limits their exposure to it, severely.
DO THEY ACCEPT MODERN MEDICAL TREATMENT WHEN NECESSARY - INCLUDING BLOOD TRANSFUSION AND ORGAN TRANSPLANT?
To my knowledge, yes. I never heard of any refusal of treatment optioins and medical care is one thing they rely on the outside world for.
A menonite got in trouble recently because he kept his son in a box for two months because he was 'bad'. ;P
Crazy talk. Ain't no Mennonites in Bolivia. Their homebase is Estevan, SK. Please...