if I had to pick a congregation to join of the Xian persuasion, it would be Unitarian universalism's:
Can't be Amish- i have a master's degree (the Amish do not attend school past 8Th grade).
can't be Mennonite- (although I do respect their pacifist ways and their more liberal thinking once they have been urbanized). simply because being christian is centrist to their belief. It would be insulting to them for me to join in their group b/c not only do I not believe in their god or any god for that matter, I only see Jesus as a wise man with good teachings (like a Buddha).
can't be Mormon- because the whole thing is just silly to me. Honestly. The whole after death ministry thing by Jesus with the Nephi, Moroni, and all that is just way too much to swallow. I would be more than a disruptive force in that environment since it makes absolutely no sense to me and I think I would have to speak out about it. a lot.
I dint know why you would put Mormons in the categories with the other two.
You do realize the only things Mormons really aren't suppose to do that a lot of other people do are drink alcohol, smoke and drink coffee and non herbal tea. Oh and premarital sex, but that is pretty standard with most Christian sects.
Not exactly the same as living like an Amish or Mennonite.
Technology use and levels of education are higher on average with Mormons than with other branches of Christianity.
I dint know if you just really dint know any mormons or not, but it makes no sense to group them together like that.
now excuse me while I go take my brainwashing pills and my daily brainwashing lectures
If I had to choose, probably Amish, since most of them actually live what they believe without hypocrisy. That, and I already know a bunch. But it would come down to Old Order Amish vs. New Order Amish, vs. Beachy Amish...
Mormon, If I "had" to choose from one of those 3.I say that because it is almost impossible to go to Hell(outer darkness, as they call it).I get to be a goddess in my own world if I follow all the "rules",women are not only allowed but pushed to be a part of ward services.There are things reserved for men only.But, they get to do more than clean the church and watch the nursery!I can think of several others, but you get my point.
I guess I would rather pick neither. But if I had to pick one, I would pick Amish. Only because I admire the way they work the ground. They are hard workers and stand firm in their beliefs. Also, look at our economy.. do you think they are suffering?? More likely not. They have money and gardens full of food. They depend on nothing man made, so that worry is out the window for them. But maybe I would just rather be a farmer who uses a plow..... They follow mostly the old testament which would be hard for me. They shelter their children.. and that would be hard for me too. So do Jehovah Witness, Mormons and Mennonites.. So I'm positive I'm happy where I am at : )