lightsaber wrote:2175301 wrote:alfa164 wrote:Our most comparable religious group here in the USA might be the Amish; they know what the modern world looks like, and they choose to live their lives in the old-fashioned way - normally abandoning the use of modern transport included. They do not expect everyone outside their religion to kowtow to their beliefs, or to change their ways to accommodate them. They maintain their traditions, but they respect others. To cling to provincial dogmas and to expect everyone else around you to entertain you is an anathema the civilized peoples of the world as a whole.
I believe you are correct. I know for a fact that while the Amish chose not to use automobiles and other things... that in an emergency situation for for long distance business travel will allow themselves to be transported in automobiles, or use modern medical technology and other things. They have their preference; but, do recognize that they need to make exceptions for certain situations.
Have a great day,
The Amish are different. My grandfather was permanently barred from their communities at least four times. He would seize children for emergency medical reasons (appendectomy, measles, pneumonia, always a good reason) intern them in the Navy hospital (he was a Navy surgeon back then), treat them, then, when no longer in need of prohibited medications (e.g., if Aspirin was enough, send them home, even if they wouldn't take it), return the child to the parents.
That is different. He was always having a dinner in an Amish home within 30 days of his permanent prohibition from entering the communities, although he would have to stand in front of the community and explain his reasoning for seizing a child (not a problem, always initiated by concerned Amish).
The dinner invites often specifically excluded his wife. Sometimes he would refuse because of that, sometimes he would join as he was assigned by the Navy to help oversee their communities medical needs. (This was post WW2 and many Amish were medics). But they were always polite to my Nana. I inherited the desk and paintings she bought from them. They were professional to her in the hospital (she was a Navy nurse). They were 'proper' to her when she was a customer. We accepted the interactions in their home was on their terms. When having to ride in an ambulance, they were the 'parent passenger.' (Mock protesting... to say the least, on having to ride a forbidden convenience.)
When on transit (the plane), there must be respect for other passengers. As a father of daughters, I wouldn't accept one having to move from a paid for assigned seat.
"He would seize children..."