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Re: GG and Mennonites

Yes, there are many Mennonites up here, but their practices are not
monolithic.   I buy very good meat from them in Toronto, but from a fellow
(Mennonite) who actually drives a truck (not a horse and buggy)!

John Grant
WTC 1 part 2:
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Bradley P Lehman" <bpl@UMICH.EDU>
Sent: Monday, July 01, 2002 1:02 PM
Subject: GG and Mennonites

> Lorenzo wrote about Mennonites:
> >The menoniten(this is the german word, i don4t know if it is the same in
> >English) are the oldest free Evangelist Church. This movement developed
> >in 16. century from the "Taeuferbewegung"(something like a
> >baptizes-movement). The Baptizens wanted to stand as Christians of
> >age(german: "m|ndig", italiano:"non piy minorenni, che sanno parlare) in
> >the follow-up Jesu and wanted so to find the way back to their
> >municipality only as actually belivers(german: "gldubige", italian:
> >"credenti"). Therefore they rejected the child baptism and they were
> >baptezeid on knowing what they are beliving in. Besides they refused the
> >war service. They live still today especially in Canada....they do not
> >use household-appliance, they live always in black-dress, they make still
> >everything by hand, they live still as before one hundred years; they
> >have no tractors for the farm work... blablabla they think the simplest
> >way to find God is the Best... they help together, they have nearly
> >always a family with more than 10 sons and daughters...they need them to
> >work. :-O
> I'll have some things to say about this when I get a chance (maybe later
> this week?).  I'm a member of Mennonite Church USA myself, and live in an
> area where most of my neighbors are Old Order Mennonite.  There's quite a
> variety of people within that label "Mennonite," and the things you've
> said above are true of *some* Mennonites.
> Meanwhile, here's an article I wrote for _Mennonite Quarterly Review_ some
> years ago: it's a review of Gould's "Quiet in the Land," part of his
> "Solitude Trilogy."
>  http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~mwatts/glenn/QITL.htm
> [Mary Jo, when you get the chance, please remove the second link
> "MennoLink Mennonite Information Center" from that page...it no longer
> goes to there.]
> Bradley Lehman, Dayton VA
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