Is the goat-giving practice accurate or more mythinformation about this culture?
I'm asked similar questions all the time. Living with former Amish and having helped a dozen or so, I prefer to go to the SOURCE for my answers. My wonderful son-in-love - who grew up Amish - never heard of it. Others I asked rolled their eyes and denied this practice.
It's your turn, dear readers, to get real answers from real former-Amish, in their own unedited words:
- Ruth, Man I never got a goat.
- Carolyn, Not allot of truth on Amish Mafia, if any...
- Ellen, I was amish for 21 yars. Watched 3 of my sisters fall in love and marry amish boys and none of them ever got a goat. lol. Amish mafia is really fake.
- Dan, You just been snucker!
- Daniel, People ask me all the time if "Amish Mafia" is real. Some people even after talking to them about for a while still believe it. People really trust the whatever channel they watch...
- Ruthie, I never got a goat.....yet!! Haha no it's not true.
- Rita, I have never heard of this one before.
- David, I saw this amish Mafia one time. Watched it that one time and never again. it is a Reality show which means it is fake as any other show.
- Ruth, Haha, my"English" boyfriend said he would buy me one, since my Amish one never did
- Esther, Not true.Hmm, the Amish goat-giving practice. So, okay, it may be an obscure practice in some orders. You know I'm always reminding readers that there are many different orders/rules/behaviors.
You think the TV series was making up something for an episode or ratings?Is it reality?A docudrama?Entertainment?
If you're wondering if TV's Amish Mafia is reality, read this newspaper article published this month in LancasterOnline.
Think it's just entertainment? Then watch and enjoy without fear that Lebanon Levi will come burn down your house. Although in real life, he's a volunteer fire fighter . . .
(c)Copyright, 2014. Brenda Nixon.