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Hutterite bishops stated last week that “American Colony: Meet the Hutterites” presented “a distorted and exploitative version of Hutterite life. Watch full episodes of American Colony: Meet the Hutterites and get the latest breaking news, exclusive videos and pictures, episode recaps and much more at . On May 29th, the first of ten episodes of “American Colony: Meet the Hutterites” aired on National Geographic Channel. A film crew spent.
Different families doing different things for the common good. There should be little outside the colony that is needed that cannot be produced. They are willing to sacrifice the reputation of Christians to undermine their credibility.
I have watched the show, I assumed from the beginning it was a reality type show and that some dramatization for ratings sake would be done, but self admitted out and out staging and LIES? A staging of a heart attack?
These cross the lines, quite simply, all of it was done for the cash and I find the pretense of a deeply religious community to be laughable. To my mind, just another hypocritical Christian sect, just that simple.
I was very disappointed in the show on NatGeo because I thought I would be able to learn more about Hutterites as a people and a faith. Other shows about the Amish and Mennonites I believe enabled those of us who have never had any contact to understand and appreciate these various faith based societies. I wish there had been less of a focus on one particular girl and other young family members.
We have rebellious teenagers who disrespect their elders out here in spades…it is not shocking for us. As a matter of fact, I was horrified by her immature behavior. I have a teenage girl she is my eldest and she would not dare to be so defiant. I understand the family is in a vulnerable time due to the loss of the man of the house…I was uncomfortable with the assumption that I or any viewer had any right to watch their struggles.
I wish Claudia could know that all those petty things which tempt her are worth less than ashes. There is no doubt that there is much in the World which is dangerous. My own children do not have phones with internet access and I closely monitor their internet activity. On the other hand, I found the loving relationships of brother Toby and Marvin with their respective wives so wonderful.
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I truly wish there had been more focus on the families who are thriving in the colony. It was very apparent that we the viewers were not given a fair chance to know the first thing about Hutterites. What a loss for us. It was obvious that some behaviors were triggered by an unfortunate mix of insecurity and the presence of a camera.
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Those few very young people would never be mistaken for the attitudes or actions of the colony as a whole. I had respect for hutterites but this show has destroyed that, I thought that the hutterite way of life stood for respect, caring, Christian values and sharing however the children in this show behave like street kids in different clothing.
Some of the adults were no better, the Hutterite community should deal with this and their culture, which it appears they have lost.
For my 6th birthday I was given a violin-uke in I used to be able to play it with some sheet music that came it, but as the years went by the sheets dried out and disappeared as did the hair on the bow.
I have looked for the New Troy Michigan Colony but have not been able to find them. If you could point me in the right direction I would greatly appreciate it. I am retired and have the time this instrument deserves for me to start playing it again.
But tensions build as some of the younger generations of the colony challenge the strict Hutterite way of life imposed by the elders, which rejects most modern technology, requires women to adhere to a strict dress code, and expects teens to leave school to support the colony by working on their farms and ranches.
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The series introduces viewers to one of the oldest and least-known religious cultural groups in the United States, which, like the Amish and Mennonites, migrated to the United States from Europe after centuries of religious persecution.
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However, their unique adherence to communal living sets them apart, and requires them to share all their resources to support the colony. It also pressures them to move away from individual decisions that veer away from tradition and could negatively impact their overall way of life.
John Hofer told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Collins arrived at the colony, found their life too boring for TV, and persuaded them to do things they never would normally do. Our simple way of life was not exciting enough to him.Scandalous Dress - American Colony: Meet the Hutterites
Bertha Hofer, a mother of three children who was featured prominently in the series, said the first three episodes were accurate depictions but then producers began presenting them with story lines.
She said they rejected some ideas but went along with others. We just fell for it," she said. Hofer said the elders from Canada told them they wanted the colony members to tell the truth. But Hofer said she also feared that she would be punished after the show followed her and her daughter Claudia looking at a college in Great Falls.
She said she is fighting for a full education for her children, while the elders believe in an eighth-grade education for most colony members, she said.
The ed "We're just waiting to see what will happen, it's just day to day," she said. Colony spokeswoman Mary-Ann Kirkby said the levels of Hutterite education differ by colony and by sect.