Originally Posted by annettemarie
That was actually my point.
We all have our own opinions, but I don't think we can apply our own motivations and convictions to others.
I had a feeling this would come up, and rightly so!
I'm not judgeing the Amish. My dad grew up plain mennonite, and so did my Grandmother on my mom's side. The knew and worked with a lot of Amish families, so they are in a position to know and understand attitudes, etc.
It's funny because they judge each other on their standards of plain dress, with some Amish thinking the Mennonites are not modest, and some Mennonites thinking the Amish are affectatious in their modesty. My dad said that how plain you were was definately a point of pride among church members, and that they did look down on the English for their 'wild' ways.
Neither my father or my grandmother joined their churches, partially because of these attitudes. When my mother was in elementary school, the plain girls would tease my mom and her sisters because their skirts were too short, and said they could smell their crotches because of it.
So, yeah, there's some prideful flaunting going on there.
On a different topic- I found a promising site for nursing dresses, I think it's in my favorites, let me go see. . .http://nursingmamas.com/e_commerce/c..._detail&p=6230
There it is!
And Moonshoes- No, it's not flaunting to follow your convictions, even when noone shares them. That's strength! I'm not going to do or not do certain things (like swear, for instance) just because I would be conspicuous otherwise, I just do not swear, period. It does make me stick out, but it doesn't mean I'm flaunting my nonswearingness!