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[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (1 child)

Not Amish but great post and it'd be cool to get a response. I like this Rumspringa idea, it is free will promoting. Compare it to something like Mormonism, where during these prime formative years you are sent on door to door missions instead. Free will vs. extreme indoctrination. Maybe the Mormons just want to wash out the non-believers which I guess is respectable too.

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

I agree! It's very cool they send them out in to the world so they can truly decide on their own what kind of life they want to lead. It probably also makes for a better community, because everyone there chose it for the most part. I imagine that makes everyone in the community happier.