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Breaking Amish’ draws 3 million viewers

 
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Perhaps, “Breaking Amish” allows all of us to explore our own inner fears and reservations about an ever-changing world that can leave us feeling like we have been living in a vacuum. Whatever the reason, 3 million viewers took a break from their own lives last Sunday to watch “Breaking Amish”.
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Perhaps, “Breaking Amish” allows all of us to explore our own inner fears and reservations about an ever-changing world that can leave us feeling like we have been living in a vacuum. Whatever the reason, 3 million viewers took a break from their own lives last Sunday to watch “Breaking Amish”.
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It was exposed as fake months ago.
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It seems some what scripted but what isint, also I do belive the three are real amish and the one mennonite may be legit. The one amish girl with dark hair I dont buy I feel she is an actress.
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[link to www.dailymail.co.uk]

TLC has previously admitted that Kate, who is billed as an Amish bishop's daughter and aspiring model, has been arrested for a DUI, but now new information paints an even more rebellious picture.

As revealed on a Facebook page, Breaking Amish the Truth, she has previously submitted images to modeling agencies - which is at odds with the Amish stance against photographs, believing they represent 'vanity' which they deem a sin.

Online records show that Kate posted a photograph on exploretalent.com to enter a Best Smile contest in 2010 - years before she claimed she gave up her Amish life to move to the city.

This internet savvy version of Kate is a far cry from an episode of Breaking Amish in which she is overwhelmed by new technology and struggles to work an elevator.

Two other cast members, Rebecca and Abe, are portrayed as meeting for the first time on the show - with a possible love match on the cards.

But a photograph apparently shows that the pair in fact already have a child together.

And while Abe claims in the program that he has never partied, police records - and a mug shot - reveal he was arrested for alcohol intoxication in a public place in 2008, when he was just 18.

Jeremiah, another cast member, was reportedly away from his Amish community for up to 14 years and is pictured on social networking sites surrounded by beer cans.

Public records also reveal that 32-year-old Jeremiah, who regularly swears on the show, is divorced and has three children - two daughters, aged seven and three, and a son, five.

The final character, Sabrina, a 25-year-old from an Italian and Puerto Rico family who was adopted into the faith, is pictured on Facebook kissing a man while she wears skimpy clothing.

She was reportedly married in 2009 and has not been a practicing Mennonite for years, friends claim, suggesting this is not the 'first time' she has left the community.
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[link to www.examiner.com]

fake but people still eatin it up
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They really should have looked into doing Breaking mormon I left the mormon cult at 18 ex mormons do some of the craziest things way more then these fake kids do. Also once I left the church advised my family to have no contact as they with many.
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What a surprise. I broke out of the whole "reality" TV trance whenever I learned at a young age that WCW/WWF was all fake! They'll fake anything on TV, and it always makes me laugh whenever you see people talking about that "shocking" episode of whatever new fake show they have now.

Dr. Oz/Phil/Maury spews bullshit, MSM giving you the latest bullshit, reality TV acting out bullshit story arcs, its all bullshit lol.
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1% of the populace does not a hit make.
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I like the one on Nat Geo. "Amish, Out of the Order" I believe it's called.
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Perhaps, “Breaking Amish” allows all of us to explore our own inner fears and reservations about an ever-changing world that can leave us feeling like we have been living in a vacuum. Whatever the reason, 3 million viewers took a break from their own lives last Sunday to watch “Breaking Amish”.
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I know/knew plenty of Dutch Amish.
Where I went to high school, I was surrounded by them. I used to ride my bike down the road on Saturday mornings to buy fresh, hand-churned butter and buttermilk from them.
(They would go to JAIL for selling that, now.)

They are PEOPLE, just like you and I, subject to all the same faults.

They allow anyone to come and go from the community, as they like, but when living in the community, they are expected to follow the rules of the community.
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Perhaps, “Breaking Amish” allows all of us to explore our own inner fears and reservations about an ever-changing world that can leave us feeling like we have been living in a vacuum. Whatever the reason, 3 million viewers took a break from their own lives last Sunday to watch “Breaking Amish”.
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I HAVE NOT WATCHED IT YET
WAS GOING TO BUT HEARD ONLINE IT WAS FAKE
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Perhaps, “Breaking Amish” allows all of us to explore our own inner fears and reservations about an ever-changing world that can leave us feeling like we have been living in a vacuum. Whatever the reason, 3 million viewers took a break from their own lives last Sunday to watch “Breaking Amish”.
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It was exposed as fake months ago.
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Just like everything else on tv including politics.. FAKE
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And about 100 million people watch Breaking Bad...just sayin.
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lol..am I the only one who thought this thread was going to have a youtube vid of an Amish guy break dancing??? -yeah I haven't watched TV in a while, I'm out of the loop...dance
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I believe that people are hungry for alternatives to watching the same old stories play out on TV--police shows, hospital shows and sitcoms.

People want to learn about other cultures, and the Amish are most likely to succeed when and if the lights go out.

I don't believe they could make a "real" reality show about Amish, because they wouldn't allow it.

Some interesting things (to me) that I have learned first hand about the Amish over the past 25 years.

1. Amish teenagers are encouraged to sow their "wild oats" and the families and community look the other way. During this time they might smoke, drink, have sex, and do drugs. It is not uncommon to see amish teenagers driving their horse drawn buggies while smoking, drinking and playing a loud "boom box". Oh, and the teens have cell phones.

2. Amish people tend to not like "Yanks" that is what more normal americans are called.

3. Amish people speak their own language to each other and english to the rest of us.

4. An amish teen or young adult has to choose to join the church--I believe after the age of 18. Only after they have decided to "join" the Church do they have to follow the many rules.

5. Amish children are not allowed to be educated past 8th grade. The girls mostly go to work cleaning homes of "Yanks" and the boys go to work in a trade like construction. They hire drivers to get them to and from work.

6. It is not frowned on upon for Amish teen girls to get knocked up (pregnant) as this usually pushes them to get married and join the church.

7. Amish men never take their shoes (muddy) off in the home. Their wives must obey them, they don't use birth control and the women might produce a baby a year--

8. They are not "organic" like you might think, they use pesticides, herbicides, whatever will (for the least of money) get the most results--bigger crops.

9. They use formula for their babies and disposable diapers.

10. The women have to make all the clothes everyone in their family wears, they can not have buttons or zippers (I believe it is a sexual reference)

11. Their clothing is made out of polyester since it is wrinkle free and wears longer.

12. The women have to cook, clean, and do all the laundry and dishes without running hot water--they have to heat it in pots on the stove and many Amish children get burned as a result.

13. They use propane lamps and not electricity--the not using electricity is what will make them more able to survive a "lights out" situation.

14. They have no health insurance and pay cash to the hospitals for every child birth and sickness.

15. There is a high incidence of birth defects as they intermarry in a small community.

16. They don't have Autism--they don't get vaccinations.

It is a hard life, but they are generally happy, they have very close knit families, and a good percentage of kids stay in the church--rare to have kids leave.

The above is knowledge gained from a long history of my Mother living in a town that had a high population of Amish, and a long history of having the girls clean her home, one family in particular was very close to her --she had all of their girls at one time or another work for her --in fact they were so close she left one of the girls money when she died.
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I was Mennonite and I can tell you that the Mennonites do not shun. You can leave your Mennonite family and come back. Although there are all kind of Mennonites, some very strict and some very liberal.

My husband grew up strict Mennonite most of his life and didn't have a TV. His church split and he went with the liberal side of the split. By the time I met my husband he was just like everyone else. I attended the Mennonite Church for about 10 years and they are very fake.

My father in law was Amish till the age of 9 when he left the Amish church. I can tell you that Amish definitely do shun and it is usually for life. Very brutal!

I grew up around the Amish. My great grandfather was an Amish preacher. A lot of Amish are Jewish. Names like Schwartz.

I like neither the Amish religion or the Mennonite religion. The Mennonite is especially bad.
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"The Devil's Playground" a very informative movie about Amish teenagers.

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Absolutely retarded.
Honey Boo drew more viewers than a measly 3 million.
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The Amish have very strange secretive practices, they don't tell anyone what they do or why. One time my dad had something wrong with his back and he went out to an Amish friend's house. They did some weird ritual on him, the next day he couldn't talk and he never did that again.

I never heard of any Amish hurting their children, like the teeth pulling thing. They are just very very uneducated. They stop school at 8th grade. They talk German or at least the Amish around me growing up did.

My grandfather's dad was the Amish preacher. An influenze came through and 5 of his children died from it. After that he left the Amish church and went to what I call a Yankee church. My grandparents always maintained a close relationship to the Amiah. My grandmother had a dry goods store where she sold mostly Amish items. I spent many years selling Amish hats and shoes to Amish people. The Amish people would buy their food for their church dinners at my grandmother's store. When we would deliver the food on Saturdays we called them church orders. Many Saturday afternoons I would spend running around with the Amish children as a child and play in the barns, so much fun!

As close as what I was to the Amish they never shared any of their church traditions with me. Very secretive.

I think now it has something to do that they are Jewish, most of them.
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They really should have looked into doing Breaking mormon I left the mormon cult at 18 ex mormons do some of the craziest things way more then these fake kids do. Also once I left the church advised my family to have no contact as they with many.
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Why lie the mormons dont do that. You have never been a mormon or you would know that doesnt happen
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I think the reason why the Amish will only allow marrying within the Amish community is to keep the Jewish blooline pure. That's my personal opinion.
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I couple weeks back - the MSM did a segment on this show saying the "cast" had left the amish years ago and the show was a big fraud ..

lol - "like their "NEWS" isn't ..
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I believe that people are hungry for alternatives to watching the same old stories play out on TV--police shows, hospital shows and sitcoms.

People want to learn about other cultures, and the Amish are most likely to succeed when and if the lights go out.

I don't believe they could make a "real" reality show about Amish, because they wouldn't allow it.

Some interesting things (to me) that I have learned first hand about the Amish over the past 25 years.

1. Amish teenagers are encouraged to sow their "wild oats" and the families and community look the other way. During this time they might smoke, drink, have sex, and do drugs. It is not uncommon to see amish teenagers driving their horse drawn buggies while smoking, drinking and playing a loud "boom box". Oh, and the teens have cell phones.

2. Amish people tend to not like "Yanks" that is what more normal americans are called.

3. Amish people speak their own language to each other and english to the rest of us.

4. An amish teen or young adult has to choose to join the church--I believe after the age of 18. Only after they have decided to "join" the Church do they have to follow the many rules.

5. Amish children are not allowed to be educated past 8th grade. The girls mostly go to work cleaning homes of "Yanks" and the boys go to work in a trade like construction. They hire drivers to get them to and from work.

6. It is not frowned on upon for Amish teen girls to get knocked up (pregnant) as this usually pushes them to get married and join the church.

7. Amish men never take their shoes (muddy) off in the home. Their wives must obey them, they don't use birth control and the women might produce a baby a year--

8. They are not "organic" like you might think, they use pesticides, herbicides, whatever will (for the least of money) get the most results--bigger crops.

9. They use formula for their babies and disposable diapers.

10. The women have to make all the clothes everyone in their family wears, they can not have buttons or zippers (I believe it is a sexual reference)

11. Their clothing is made out of polyester since it is wrinkle free and wears longer.

12. The women have to cook, clean, and do all the laundry and dishes without running hot water--they have to heat it in pots on the stove and many Amish children get burned as a result.

13. They use propane lamps and not electricity--the not using electricity is what will make them more able to survive a "lights out" situation.

14. They have no health insurance and pay cash to the hospitals for every child birth and sickness.

15. There is a high incidence of birth defects as they intermarry in a small community.

16. They don't have Autism--they don't get vaccinations.

It is a hard life, but they are generally happy, they have very close knit families, and a good percentage of kids stay in the church--rare to have kids leave.

The above is knowledge gained from a long history of my Mother living in a town that had a high population of Amish, and a long history of having the girls clean her home, one family in particular was very close to her --she had all of their girls at one time or another work for her --in fact they were so close she left one of the girls money when she died.
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I think there have been changes, since then. Aren't most of their homes now modernized with electricity and running water? I know many people respect them for their beliefs, but I think they at the bottom rung of the spiritual ladder as most are, because they look outside themselves for their savior.
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I love this show. Sadly it is fake.
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What a surprise. I broke out of the whole "reality" TV trance whenever I learned at a young age that WCW/WWF was all fake! They'll fake anything on TV, and it always makes me laugh whenever you see people talking about that "shocking" episode of whatever new fake show they have now.

Dr. Oz/Phil/Maury spews bullshit, MSM giving you the latest bullshit, reality TV acting out bullshit story arcs, its all bullshit lol.
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The bullshit promoted as truth has also infiltrated the movie industry as well. Blair witch Project and quite a few other so called as it happens/Documentaries that have come out over the years ....Paranormal 1 2 etc.

It seems to be a psyop of some kind. To brainwash people into thinking that the Truth is bullshit.
So when something does come out as Truth, people have been disappointed that many times that they aren't even interested.
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The Real Breaking Bad..ya..thats a fragment of what really happens in the meth business...

seems like the AMISH are getting like the chinese...LOSING TO THE AMERICAN WAY...

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I figured out long ago that "reality" TV shows are scripted. Anyone who thinks they are real are simply not that bright.
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I believe that people are hungry for alternatives to watching the same old stories play out on TV--police shows, hospital shows and sitcoms.

People want to learn about other cultures, and the Amish are most likely to succeed when and if the lights go out.

I don't believe they could make a "real" reality show about Amish, because they wouldn't allow it.


It is a hard life, but they are generally happy, they have very close knit families, and a good percentage of kids stay in the church--rare to have kids leave.

The above is knowledge gained from a long history of my Mother living in a town that had a high population of Amish, and a long history of having the girls clean her home, one family in particular was very close to her --she had all of their girls at one time or another work for her --in fact they were so close she left one of the girls money when she died.
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I think there have been changes, since then. Aren't most of their homes now modernized with electricity and running water?

I know many people respect them for their beliefs, but I think they at the bottom rung of the spiritual ladder as most are, because they look outside themselves for their savior.
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No, nothing has changed. They have to Follow their church rules, they have no electricity, no central heat, no running hot water--so...

No washing machines, no showers, no driers--that is why you see all their clothes hanging outside to dry almost all year round.
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I believe that people are hungry for alternatives to watching the same old stories play out on TV--police shows, hospital shows and sitcoms.

People want to learn about other cultures, and the Amish are most likely to succeed when and if the lights go out.

I don't believe they could make a "real" reality show about Amish, because they wouldn't allow it.


It is a hard life, but they are generally happy, they have very close knit families, and a good percentage of kids stay in the church--rare to have kids leave.

The above is knowledge gained from a long history of my Mother living in a town that had a high population of Amish, and a long history of having the girls clean her home, one family in particular was very close to her --she had all of their girls at one time or another work for her --in fact they were so close she left one of the girls money when she died.
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I think there have been changes, since then. Aren't most of their homes now modernized with electricity and running water?

I know many people respect them for their beliefs, but I think they at the bottom rung of the spiritual ladder as most are, because they look outside themselves for their savior.
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No, nothing has changed. They have to Follow their church rules, they have no electricity, no central heat, no running hot water--so...

No washing machines, no showers, no driers--that is why you see all their clothes hanging outside to dry almost all year round.
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No, I haven't heard that they have changed. Have you ever been in an Amish home? They have rigged up many conveniences but none of them run off electricity. They have rain catching basins up in their attics, all kind of stuff. You hardly know the house doesn't have electricity. They aren't suppose to have TVs, telephones, radios, computers, but many of them have phones secretely hidden away.
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The Amish I sold hats and shoes would stand there and talk German in front of me and I didn't know what they were saying. They also smelled like horse manure a lot!
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The Amish I sold hats and shoes would stand there and talk German in front of me and I didn't know what they were saying. They also smelled like horse manure a lot!
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They don't think twice about talking in front of you in their language--even though we would consider it very rude. Chinese people do this too--good luck learning chinese.

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Amish speak this --below, they do not speak german--sounds like it but they could not understand you if you spoke german.

Pennsylvania Dutch is not a written language
Pennsylvania German is generally not a written language. However, some attempts have been made to transcribe the language to a written form. Dictionaries have been compiled and some books written in the dialect.
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