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American Colony: Meet the Hutterites Poster Episode List A visit from the elders in Canada shakes King Colony as they mete out the Hutterites' worst. Watch full episodes of American Colony: Meet the Hutterites and get the latest breaking news, exclusive videos and pictures, episode recaps 1 Season; TV- PG. King Colony prepares for its annual harvest party and rebellious year-old Claudia Hofer is intent on meeting a boy of whom the community disproves.
First, this past week's show, it had 2 fight scenes, including one that was in school. A cameraman just happened to be at the fight but yet no teachers or staff? Besides, the fighting looked more fake than WWE wrestling matches. Then you have the deer jerky run competition in which 1 Hutterite sabotaged another's jerky by supposedly putting air freshener on the guy's jerky when it was baking in the oven. Except the air freshener came from the spice cabinet and looked awfully looked like Pam, the cooking spray.
And then the victim of the so called sabotaged threw away his jerky and then make a new batch. Well, you just don't throw jerky in the over and bake it. It has to go through a marinading process and then you have to dry the jerky.
It takes about days to make jerky, a lot shorter than what the show showed. In another scene, when a girl was acting as a server, it showed that she fell down while delivering food. Well, if you put it in slow motion thank goodness for DVR you can tell this was a complete fake fall.
She put the serving tray down first and then fell down, all smiling.
Further, why isn't she wearing a uniform or a nametag? Another fake scene- the kid in the show shoots and kills a deer. They go down to get the deer with their guns but when they bring the deer up and through the river and up hills, the uns disappear. Then when they get home from hunting, in their ATV, they didn't have their guns with them. Several other problems with the show. It seems like they picked the people with the stupidest accents for the show and the accents go from Swedish to German accents.
These people didn't come to from Germany, they were all born in the U. I am not Hutterite, but have been around and in strict Pentecostal church.
I know that when the women there are not allowed to wear makeup or pants, they are quick to let others know that it is God that they do this for. When they start to slip away and do things they should not do, they are reminded of this. The lack of respect for the elders, the seeming disregard for the beliefs they are supposed to hold to, the cussing, drinking, and individual pridefullness is concerning.
They seem to have such a deep concern for how others view them and more of a lack of concern for their beliefs and how God would view them. I think they are also being more reactive in many situations, rather than proactive.
I only watched one show, but it seems that they are trying to find some projects to do at the last minute for money to pay bills. They should have lumber for the beds on hand for making the beds if that is what they do for money. I think that the premise of living as a colony and sharing in the work is a good thing. It would allow for being far more self sufficient than what I saw there. Different families doing different things for the common good.
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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. 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. 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. Thank you in advance for your help in this matter. While I did find it interesting and educational, I also found it somewhat disturbing — it was obvious to me that some scenes were entirely scripted.
Although many years have passed, this production in no way reminds me of the Hutterite community near Graceville, MN, that I was familiar with in the s. I have even worked on one colony. Do we really expect to be told the whole TRUTH by atheistic outsiders even if some of the production people may possibly be believers in our LORD- the world force of conformity — it is a spiritual battle Likewise do we really believe we are told the TRUTH about other world events and other people.