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2021-10-19 6:57:00 PM  
Gotta be the Mennonites then.
 
2021-10-19 8:38:46 PM  
Not to be confused with the Mennenites, who worship men's toiletries.
 
2021-10-19 9:11:48 PM  
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2021-10-19 9:14:20 PM  

Herb Utsmelz: Not to be confused with the Mennenites, who worship men's toiletries.


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2021-10-19 9:15:27 PM  
Getting two shots? That's for Quakers!
 
2021-10-19 9:16:50 PM  
Hitchin' up the buggin
Churnin' lots of butter
Got the vax on Monday
3 weeks get another
 
2021-10-19 9:18:40 PM  

Herb Utsmelz: Not to be confused with the Mennenites, who worship men's toiletries.


Mennen.

For mennen.

And womennen.

/can't find commercial on youtube
 
2021-10-19 9:22:55 PM  
If god can kill most of the planet, why not COVID
 
2021-10-19 9:25:37 PM  
I don't know much about Mennonites, but I know they believe in railroads.

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2021-10-19 9:27:42 PM  
Mennonites are Amish lite.
 
2021-10-19 9:32:12 PM  

serfdood: Mennonites are Amish lite.


Some of them. Some of them are a lot closer to garden-variety Christians. Depends on the community, really. But yeah, none of them are quite as insular and extreme as the Amish.
 
2021-10-19 9:34:22 PM  

TheManofPA: Hitchin' up the buggin
Churnin' lots of butter
Got the vax on Monday
3 weeks get another


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2021-10-19 9:36:51 PM  
Every piece of garbage fake christer derpstain should be beaten over the farking head with this statement until they either die or get vaxxed:

"From the earliest biblical writings, in the words of Jesus Christ and in ecclesial writings since Jesus' ascension, the command to love God and love our neighbour is paramount," the statement read.
"Vaccinations allow us to live out this command. Not only do they reduce the severity of symptoms for those who become infected with COVID-19, but they reduce the risk of spreading the virus to those around us.
"We pray for unity among us in the Spirit of Christ, who calls us into this life of love, especially for our most vulnerable neighbours."
The organization is also telling its members they should seek all medical advice directly from doctors and health care professionals.
"We also note that individuals should make personal health care decisions based on advice given by their doctors," the statement read.
 
2021-10-19 9:48:39 PM  
It's nice to know some religious groups are not completely off their rockers. I've met some and they seemed pretty normal. Of course they have a strict dress code. If you just see the Men you might not even know. Of course the women have to wear dresses and head coverings. It's kind of strange when you see them driving cars.
 
2021-10-19 9:50:52 PM  
Little known fact - Jesus died of covid.
 
2021-10-19 9:51:22 PM  
Dunkers!
 
2021-10-19 9:51:50 PM  
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2021-10-19 9:52:08 PM  

daffy: It's nice to know some religious groups are not completely off their rockers. I've met some and they seemed pretty normal. Of course they have a strict dress code. If you just see the Men you might not even know. Of course the women have to wear dresses and head coverings. It's kind of strange when you see them driving cars.


I hear they are completely against violence and are pro Black Lives Matter so they are ok in my book.
 
2021-10-19 9:54:09 PM  

lindalouwho: Gotta be the Mennonites then.


My thought too before I clicked. I liked going to their quilt sales where they sold other handmade stuff. Including baked goods.
 
2021-10-19 9:56:11 PM  
The Dycks want you to get your prick, once.

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2021-10-19 10:02:07 PM  
It's still sad when we lose someone.

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/to a tantrum
 
2021-10-19 10:03:42 PM  

Dr. DJ Duckhunt: daffy: It's nice to know some religious groups are not completely off their rockers. I've met some and they seemed pretty normal. Of course they have a strict dress code. If you just see the Men you might not even know. Of course the women have to wear dresses and head coverings. It's kind of strange when you see them driving cars.

I hear they are completely against violence and are pro Black Lives Matter so they are ok in my book.


The only family of them I knew were also supportive of LGBTQ stuff as well.

I've got no qualms with them they seem to have grasp the judge not pretty solidly. They also will teach you farming basics if you ask. Family near me used to run a huge thing every season where they taught you what to plant how to plant, and how to effectively harvest what you planted without tons of equipment.
 
2021-10-19 10:18:02 PM  
I have a soft spot for my local Mennonite community. About twenty years ago, I hired them to build a pump house around my well head. They gave me a fair price and were more than amenable to teaching me how to build a structure when I asked if I could help for my own edification. They taught me a lot of building with wood that I still use to this day.

We would have lunches together under the shade of a nearby oak and talk about politics, religion, family life, whatever. I found them to be open, accepting people who had no interest in "converting" anyone. They had/have a very strong "leave people the fark alone to live their lives in peace" ethos.

Nothing but respect. Were it not for the religious aspect, I'd sell everything and join them. Seems a more honest way to live.
 
2021-10-19 10:18:56 PM  

Picklehead: lindalouwho: Gotta be the Mennonites then.

My thought too before I clicked. I liked going to their quilt sales where they sold other handmade stuff. Including baked goods.


Oooh their baked goods and preserves. I've missed going to farmer's markets the last two summers.
 
2021-10-19 10:54:46 PM  

Dr. DJ Duckhunt: daffy: It's nice to know some religious groups are not completely off their rockers. I've met some and they seemed pretty normal. Of course they have a strict dress code. If you just see the Men you might not even know. Of course the women have to wear dresses and head coverings. It's kind of strange when you see them driving cars.

I hear they are completely against violence and are pro Black Lives Matter so they are ok in my book.


I agree.
 
2021-10-19 10:57:29 PM  
Sensible christians? Wow, they exist. I've never lived anywhere there were Mennonites so I don't know anything of them but this is good.
 
2021-10-20 12:30:32 AM  
The apple orchard in my hometown was run by Mennonites. Great petting zoo and hand built mini train for the kids. Best apple pie and hand churned ice cream I have ever come across. Wonderful people to chat with. Damn efficient truck drivers as well. Had to house our horse when I was a kid (farm boy, not rich kid horse), they took him in no problem. We were evacuated for a wild fire.
 
2021-10-20 12:57:23 AM  
thats too bad.
 
2021-10-20 1:04:57 AM  
I like how their statement basically boils down to "Stop being a selfish idiot and start thinking about being a plus to the people around you.
 
2021-10-20 1:11:42 AM  
Mormon church is doing the same thing. After the church made their statement, vaccination numbers definitely went up.
 
2021-10-20 1:19:07 AM  

Dr. DJ Duckhunt: daffy: It's nice to know some religious groups are not completely off their rockers. I've met some and they seemed pretty normal. Of course they have a strict dress code. If you just see the Men you might not even know. Of course the women have to wear dresses and head coverings. It's kind of strange when you see them driving cars.

I hear they are completely against violence and are pro Black Lives Matter so they are ok in my book.


Just a tidbit of history: they all started with just a tiff with the Catholics who were at war with everybody who wasn't Catholic. The Catholics went to the king and said "get rid of them". The king said to the Mennonites "either you fight along side the Catholics or we torture and kill you". They chose torture and become refugees.

After fleeing to North America in the 1600's, they saw African slaves being treated terribly and protested. They called the settler's hypocrites and demanded an end to slavery immediately (paper evidence is in Philadelphia, noting that this was around 50 years before George Washington was born).

The moral of the story is that today's problems aren't new - the same crap seems to repeat a lot. But these people were the first known Progressives, and that's pretty awesome.
 
2021-10-20 1:50:17 AM  

RunawayCanuck: Dr. DJ Duckhunt: daffy: It's nice to know some religious groups are not completely off their rockers. I've met some and they seemed pretty normal. Of course they have a strict dress code. If you just see the Men you might not even know. Of course the women have to wear dresses and head coverings. It's kind of strange when you see them driving cars.

I hear they are completely against violence and are pro Black Lives Matter so they are ok in my book.

Just a tidbit of history: they all started with just a tiff with the Catholics who were at war with everybody who wasn't Catholic. The Catholics went to the king and said "get rid of them". The king said to the Mennonites "either you fight along side the Catholics or we torture and kill you". They chose torture and become refugees.

After fleeing to North America in the 1600's, they saw African slaves being treated terribly and protested. They called the settler's hypocrites and demanded an end to slavery immediately (paper evidence is in Philadelphia, noting that this was around 50 years before George Washington was born).

The moral of the story is that today's problems aren't new - the same crap seems to repeat a lot. But these people were the first known Progressives, and that's pretty awesome.


That's legitimately awesome.
 
2021-10-20 1:51:16 AM  

austerity101: serfdood: Mennonites are Amish lite.

Some of them. Some of them are a lot closer to garden-variety Christians. Depends on the community, really. But yeah, none of them are quite as insular and extreme as the Amish.


Some of the Old Order Horse and Buggy Mennonites are as conservative as the Old Order Amish, but they do cover a very wide range.
 
2021-10-20 1:52:36 AM  

RunawayCanuck: Dr. DJ Duckhunt: daffy: It's nice to know some religious groups are not completely off their rockers. I've met some and they seemed pretty normal. Of course they have a strict dress code. If you just see the Men you might not even know. Of course the women have to wear dresses and head coverings. It's kind of strange when you see them driving cars.

I hear they are completely against violence and are pro Black Lives Matter so they are ok in my book.

Just a tidbit of history: they all started with just a tiff with the Catholics who were at war with everybody who wasn't Catholic. The Catholics went to the king and said "get rid of them". The king said to the Mennonites "either you fight along side the Catholics or we torture and kill you". They chose torture and become refugees.

After fleeing to North America in the 1600's, they saw African slaves being treated terribly and protested. They called the settler's hypocrites and demanded an end to slavery immediately (paper evidence is in Philadelphia, noting that this was around 50 years before George Washington was born).

The moral of the story is that today's problems aren't new - the same crap seems to repeat a lot. But these people were the first known Progressives, and that's pretty awesome.


The more i hear about mennonites the more i like them, and really come as no surprise as to why, according to wikipedia, they number only about 1.5 million members total.
 
2021-10-20 7:34:58 AM  

Smoking GNU: RunawayCanuck: Dr. DJ Duckhunt: daffy: It's nice to know some religious groups are not completely off their rockers. I've met some and they seemed pretty normal. Of course they have a strict dress code. If you just see the Men you might not even know. Of course the women have to wear dresses and head coverings. It's kind of strange when you see them driving cars.

I hear they are completely against violence and are pro Black Lives Matter so they are ok in my book.

Just a tidbit of history: they all started with just a tiff with the Catholics who were at war with everybody who wasn't Catholic. The Catholics went to the king and said "get rid of them". The king said to the Mennonites "either you fight along side the Catholics or we torture and kill you". They chose torture and become refugees.

After fleeing to North America in the 1600's, they saw African slaves being treated terribly and protested. They called the settler's hypocrites and demanded an end to slavery immediately (paper evidence is in Philadelphia, noting that this was around 50 years before George Washington was born).

The moral of the story is that today's problems aren't new - the same crap seems to repeat a lot. But these people were the first known Progressives, and that's pretty awesome.

The more i hear about mennonites the more i like them, and really come as no surprise as to why, according to wikipedia, they number only about 1.5 million members total.


Judaism encourages thinking and as a  result suffers regular attempts at genocide.
 
2021-10-20 8:34:48 AM  
Has any major religion actually come out against vaccination?  I've seen one news item after another of them telling their people to get vaccinated.  Are there just a bunch of profiteering "ministers" that hand out exemptions?  Get an online pastoral license of some sort and start raking in that sweet, sweet exemptions cash?
 
2021-10-20 9:26:32 AM  
My guess was Beachy Amish.  There's a neat youtube channel that did a 8-10 video series on the greater Amish community. It was actually very interesting.  Most people's perspective of the Amish community would seem to be wrong and not the sterotypical representation in movies and tv.
 
2021-10-20 11:42:11 AM  

Smoking GNU: RunawayCanuck: Dr. DJ Duckhunt: daffy: It's nice to know some religious groups are not completely off their rockers. I've met some and they seemed pretty normal. Of course they have a strict dress code. If you just see the Men you might not even know. Of course the women have to wear dresses and head coverings. It's kind of strange when you see them driving cars.

I hear they are completely against violence and are pro Black Lives Matter so they are ok in my book.

Just a tidbit of history: they all started with just a tiff with the Catholics who were at war with everybody who wasn't Catholic. The Catholics went to the king and said "get rid of them". The king said to the Mennonites "either you fight along side the Catholics or we torture and kill you". They chose torture and become refugees.

After fleeing to North America in the 1600's, they saw African slaves being treated terribly and protested. They called the settler's hypocrites and demanded an end to slavery immediately (paper evidence is in Philadelphia, noting that this was around 50 years before George Washington was born).

The moral of the story is that today's problems aren't new - the same crap seems to repeat a lot. But these people were the first known Progressives, and that's pretty awesome.

The more i hear about mennonites the more i like them, and really come as no surprise as to why, according to wikipedia, they number only about 1.5 million members total.


Our son and daughter-in-law are close friends with some "modern" mennonites ( no visual clues that they are mennonites) who are wonderful folks who lead exemplary lives.  Our DIL was very taken by their approach to life and was interested in joining.  She asked them, "How serious are you about the whole God thing?"  Apparently, that is kind of a big deal...and turned out to be the deal breaker.
 
2021-10-20 12:47:58 PM  

OK So Amuse Me: Sensible christians? Wow, they exist. I've never lived anywhere there were Mennonites so I don't know anything of them but this is good.


I don't think there are any mainstream Christian faiths (and many who aren't, like the Mennonites, Jehovah's Witnesses, and Unitarians) who aren't in favor of vaccine mandates. It tends to be right-wing cults, like the Prosperity Gospel and Quiverfuls.

/Even the Southern Baptists have a vaccine mandate
 
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