RyansWorld: Mennonites and the Amish in the Future

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Special Note: Please note that this scenario is meant to be read as entertainment, not as an accurate prediction of the future. Also note that the viewpoints and opinions that may come across in this scenario are not necessarily the viewpoints and opinions of the author.

As the world turns more computerized and less Christian, the Mennonites and the Amish of the future will slowly accept the automobile, electricity, trousers and T-shirts for women, telephones, photographs, computers, and the Internet in their lives.

American television shows like Breaking Amish and Back to Amish reveal the collective psyche of the Amish people in a changing world that emphasizes high-tech jobs over traditional farming techniques.


Even the more modern Mennonites and Amish feel like they're on the "losing team" because of frivolous religious laws (not allowed to spend money on Sundays, can't get pregnant without being married first, women must become housewives). These idealisms will be seen as a sign of patriarchal Christianity and will be abolished when Christianity is. Spending money on Sunday is not more harmful than spending money on any other day. Most "English" (non-Amish) people take Mondays off from work in the 21st century; as opposed to Sunday.

The Good Friday riots of 2028 will start to show people that Christianity is "fantasy land" propaganda compared to the realism of the atheist worldview. Eventually, the Mennonite people and the Amish will have to reinvent their faith to absorb the best of the values, principles, and belief systems of Buddhism in order to create Neo-Mennonitism, a Mennonite faith designed to cohabitate with 22nd century life (not oppose it). This will occur because Christianity will eventually suffer a terminal downfall and Buddhist temples in the countryside will take over decades after the rural chapels of Christianity close down permanently.

By the 22nd century, even the most conservative Mennonite community will have the technology level of a typical rural household of that time era. The United States of Europe will "force" gender equality on the Amish and Mennonite and so will North American society after a certain period of time.

Space travel

Not wanting to lose any economic advantage, Amish and Mennonite communities start to allow extraterrestrial migration for those who want to leave the conservatism of Earth's government. Most Amish and Mennonite will settle down on the Lunar Protectorate; as people there share close ties with the Earth.

Even in 2014, some Mennonites families make a living by chopping firewood, making quilts to sell at discount prices, some nursing duties at the local hospital and there are even some Mennonite authors.

In order to gain the aerospace skills needed for the better-payint jobs in outer space, they will need to accept postsecondary education more and allow women the same opportunities as men in the community.

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