I am still not over the retention rate of the Amish people reaching 90%.
Aside from Reg’s hint of any group strongly differing in culture and national identity from its neighbours like the mentioned Druze and Yazidis, by now I figured out more detail hardcore-reading about Ana-baptism.
I will compare three groups of Anabaptists:
- Twelve Tribes
All are strongly religious, conservative valued, pronatalist, patriarchical (at least on paper as we shall see), prefering rural lifestyle with strong cultrual ties, all prefer to work in close communion with each other, separating themselves from “the outside english world” as much as possible (keeps ZOG taxes and influence low!).
Only Hutterites and Twelve Tribes practice voluntary communism of goods. Amish and Twelve Tribes practice home-schooling. Amish and Hutterites have a strong national identity and rich history aside from their strong faith. Amish and Hutterites believe in youth given a chance to experience the world before making a decision for joining the group definitively.
With the Amish, every family works on its own account. Limited support for poorer families of the same branch of Amish are provided. Hence, there are both successful and poor Amish families.
I know by now that Amish are pretty pragmatic concerning deviation from scripture. The (in)-famous “Rumspringa” time of the youth as well as “Bed Courtships” does consist of more than just smoking a cigarette and holding hands.