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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Amish Paradise

Another response to culture (that also made me think of a song) is to reject it altogether. I couldn't help but think of Weird Al Yankovic's parody of "Gangsta's Paradise" called "Amish Paradise" when pondering this topic.

The Amish are famous for rejecting the trappings of culture and living a simple, pastoral life. They farm and herd and go to church - and that's about it. They don't use electricity or modern technology and they generally stay away from the world - except to buy and sell things.

If we do this as a church then we abrogate our responsibility to be in the world by trying so hard to be not of the world.

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