Table of Contents
1 - What is the difference between the Amish and the Mennonites?
2 - When and how did these people get started?
3 - Are they a Christian group or do they represent a different religion?
4 - Aren't they a bit naive and backward?
5 - Does anyone ever join them? Does anyone ever leave?
6 - Why do they dress that way?
7 - Is it true they don't go to war?
8 - Why are they against education?
9 - Why are they such good farmers?
10 - Why don't they pay Social Security taxes?
11 - Do any of the Amish or Mennonite groups believe in missions?
12 -What are their weddings like?
13 - How are their women and children treated?
14 - Is food a part of their religion?
15 - Do they go to doctors and hospitals?
16 - What about burial?
17 - Don't they believe in having fun?
18 - What are some of their problems?
19 - Are they growing or dying in number?
20 - What in fact holds them together
Excerpt from page 26
Peculiar dress patterns seldom start as peculiar dress patterns. For the Amish and Mennonites who believe that how one lives reflects one's faith clothing is simply another expression of their deepest convictions. They didn't set out to look odd; they purposed instead to practice humility simplicity non-conformity and modesty.