Hair attacks force Ohio Amish to seek outside help
Leaders within Ohio's Amish community faced a soul-searching question after what they say were hair-cutting attacks against several followers of their faith.Full Story
#1 Oct 15, 2011
"Full Story" page is blank on my computer. Anyone else have this?
#2 Nov 6, 2011
There was a story on CNN on this, this morning. They are just reaping what they sowed. If they cannot work this out between the groups, they deserve all the federal and FBI judgment they get.
All the notable people of both Old and New Testaments had beards. It may not be a requirement either way neither is it a problem. The Amish have those funny beards without mustaches, as well as many other traditions. I guess they chose here to not practice Christ's teaching about turning the other cheek. Frankly many of their teachings are just based on tradition not on a Bible verse. And they do not follow many of the laws of the land like social security.
It looks like here the young men were retaliating for abusive rhetoric against them. My guess is that the young men did something of a "carnal" or "sexual" nature that was cause of censure by the other Amish group, which for them is everything. You could be a corrupt or greedy businessman as an Amish, have all kinds of unreported cash, untaxed income, and be accepted by the group just as long as you are "sexually" righteous.
There is quite a bit of Pharisaical conduct by these people, and like Jesus warned they nullify the the core of the gospel by their tradition.
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