8 thoughts on “Episode Two – Culture Clash

  1. Really enjoying the episodes. Very interesting. I am glad the young people have a support system (you) to help them transition.

  2. This is SO awesome to have someone on the other side of the camera to explain to many of us “English” folk what certain things mean when we do not understand. You do a great job at telling us in a way that explains what you are speaking of but there are times, for me especially, when I would like to know more specific information or more detail about the subject talked about. Thank you SO much Mr. Mose. :)

  3. I’m still wondering about the girl that wanted to be amish? did she find a good home. did she change her mind when couldn’t see her family.

  4. Moses, you have nothing to be embarrassed about. You were charming, your speach cadence is perfect. So many folks today speak much to fast and use to much slang that they are the ones who are hard to understand. I am enjoying your show very much, as well as your blog. It’s so wonderful to see young people with a great work ethic and the willingness to work hard for the things they want. All the kids are to be encouraged. My prayer is that more of our countries youth were as willing to make an effort and put in the time needed to reap the rewards honest work brings! God Bless!

  5. My wife and I are “English” people living in the midst of the largest Amish community in the world – eastern Holmes County, Ohio. We happened onto the first episode and loved it, but we felt a little weird about it. At one point my wife said, “Here we are living with Amish people, but we are spending an hour of our lives watching them on TV!” We probably know more about the Amish than 99.9% of the rest of the world does, yet your program has grabbed us.

    I think the fact that some of the Amish practices that you are portraying are different than the ones we are familiar with here has something to do with the intrigue. For example, if what we would call “an Old Order Amish kid” who hasn’t joined the church wants to get a car and dress English, then he does it – but he lives at home. Having to run away to get away from the Amish rules would be something we only see in the very “low” groups like the Swartzentrubers – which we do not have a lot of in the immediate area.

    I have one concern about Amish Out Of Order, and that would be that people who are not very knowledgeable about the Amish could get the impression that the abuses and harsh tactics that you and the ex-Amish have experienced apply to all Amish. Using the term “ the Amish” is very much like someone saying that they are “Baptist”. It doesn’t necessarily tell you much about how the person practices their faith or what they believe. There are many different varieties/grades/flavors of Amish, and practices vary widely between the different groups, within the same group from church district to church district, and in different regions of the country. The way the New Order Amish in our area look, how they relate to people, what they profess to believe, and how they live life is radically different from, say, how the Swartzentruber Amish do those things. That said, the stories of the young folks who you bring to us make Amish Out of Order very compelling television. Thanks!

    1. Very wise post. I agree with you about the different levels and different practices. The Amish are no different than any other part of society. We’re all people and while the same in many ways, also different in many ways. We should never generalize about any group of people.

  6. I enjoyed seeing you and the others on Anderson Cooper. I’m glad you found out he wasn’t a brand of window! LOL! He’s a great guy, as are you, Mose. I may have missed this from an earlier episode, but did you get any further education after your 8th grade Amish education? I’m enjoying “Out of Order.” Thank you for all you have to do with getting this information out there for us Englishers!

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