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The peaceful Amish

Witness Describes Domination of Amish Leader:

Mrs. Miller and her husband, Martin, who live two hours north of Bergholz, were the first victims in the beard and hair attacks. Last Sept. 6, their six estranged children and their spouses pushed into their house and sheared Mr. Miller’s beard and hair, then cut Mrs. Miller’s waist-length hair to above her ears.

Their daughter, Nancy M. Burkholder, who was granted immunity from prosecution and compelled to testify, said Thursday that she had helped “take the beard and hair” of her parents in order “to help them lead a proper Amish life.”

Fanaticism is no human genius. It’s all too human.

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  • dmarx · August 31, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    5000 whining atheists vs the Great Prophet

    how the divine pen of Michel N. crushed the international atheist movement

    one applicant right here…

    get the POINT, Randi….

    for lies on top of lies

    do you think you can threaten my right to FREE SPEECH?

    what if I told you that I am not who you think I am….

    Not Dennis Markuze – but a FAN!

    you’re not the center of the universe!

    a dishonest liar



  • John · September 1, 2012 at 2:59 am

    I love that the mastermind behind this is named “Mullet”.

  • forbiddenthinker · September 2, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    It starts with the hair cutting, and will escalate to ride by buggy attacks.

    Glad to find your site. Glad I am not the only atheist conservative out there. While I appreciate and am more then willing to work with my believing neighbors to further freedom, it sickens me when people try to social engineer in the name of God, every bit as much as when they do it in the name of Marx. Whatever I can do to further your message, let us know.

  • Scott · September 7, 2012 at 12:04 am

    On the one hand: I get your point that fanaticism is a human “sin” and spreads out to all groups.

    On the other hand, my snarky side wonders if they were playing Weird Al’s “Amish Paradise” when committing these acts.

  • Acilius · September 10, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    In all fairness, I do think someone should point out that the Amish are, as a general rule, quite an impressively peaceful bunch.



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