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SylviaInCanada Report 10 Mar 2013 22:48

To me, it seems as though there might be things in common ..........

........ but kibbutz are only found in Israel, are they not??

Whereas, the Amish, Hutterite and Mennonite do not have a "home land" that people go to .............. they have moved to different countries to escape persecution, and have taken their way of living with them.

so they establish colonies in Canada, the US, and sometimes in parts of South America.

I think most of the colonies have a finite size, and after that, they split off daughter colonies.

The Hutterites began to look at splitting off when the "main" colony reaches 100 people.


Sharron Report 10 Mar 2013 22:36

Thanks Joeva.

I will Google kibbutz because I only ever remember reading one thing about the idea and that was in a sociology class about thirty years ago.


Joeva Report 10 Mar 2013 22:29


I understand your point, at one time children in a kibbutz were segregated from their parents but now they live in family units including their extended family in some cases.


Sharron Report 10 Mar 2013 22:22

I don't much about Kibbutz but I thought it was more communal than Communist.

The Anabaptists live in their families but I thought that those in a Kibbutz all live together as one family.

Different levels really.

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GoldenGirl1 Report 10 Mar 2013 22:17

OH and I watched a couple of programmes on the Hutterites
and we couldn't get into it as to us they seemed to contradict
their beliefs.
The Amish we find appear to be a people who truly believe.



Joeva Report 10 Mar 2013 22:16

Very interesting Sharron. Sounds like the same principal as Kibbutz in Israel.


SylviaInCanada Report 10 Mar 2013 22:14

Hi Sharron

Anabaptists were part of a religious "revolution" in the 1600s ........ devoutly religious, but with a different interpretation of the Bible than other religions

The Anabaptist sects all originated in parts of Europe, mainly Germanic-speaking countries such as Germany or Austria, at around the same time, but with different leaders.

The main ones still in existence are ................




All were persecuted in various ways throughout history, and moved from one country to another. Those 3 groups are now mainly in the US and Canada, with some Mennonites also in South America


Sharron Report 10 Mar 2013 22:10

The Amish, Mennonites and the Hutterites are all Anabaptists.

What they are is a very orthodox kind of Protestant.

They are actually the only true Communists because their lifestyle is based on the belief that the most important factor in life is the community.

If the community is stable so will the individual within it be.


GoldenGirl1 Report 10 Mar 2013 22:06

I must admit I've never heard of them and would have to google
to find out. Looks like an interesting thread, hope it will turn out
that way.



Cynthia Report 10 Mar 2013 22:05

I've heard of them Sharron but honestly don't know anything about them. Now that you have mentioned it, I will have to have a google and find out a bit more. :-)


Sharron Report 10 Mar 2013 22:01

Won't need them.

The first bit of sniping and the thread is gone. I don't want to read it and neither does anybody else.


Mersey Report 10 Mar 2013 21:58

Tin hat and bunker at the ready just in case lol :-D ;-)


Sharron Report 10 Mar 2013 21:56

I am quite interested in Anabaptist. I don't know a huge amount about them but do have some knowledge and, might add, great respect for the way they live.

If anybody would like to explore the topic further then please feel free to post.

However,if people want to engage in a free for all I shall pull the thread without warning.