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Unread 08-13-2012, 04:26 PM   #1742
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Originally Posted by SophieLaFontaine View Post
I tried googling "amish forgiving children leaving" and found this:
Escaping the Amish Part 2
I am SO GRATEFUL I wasn't born into an Old Amish culture!!
I still d
on't know if the Amish forgive the children who leave though. (I have the impression that one can shun someone that they've already forgiven? Kind of like if one forgives a toxic ex-friend, but still wants nothing more to do with her?)
I googled Amish shunning and forgiveness and found this. It's someone who is Mennonite commenting on how the Amish see this. Still seems as though the forgiveness doesn't come until you go home.

More on shunning. It's tough love don't ya know.. Religion can justify anything to keep control over the flock.

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