Quoting Jude ♥ JGL:" I thought they were a nonviolent people? I was reading a book where they were beatimg their wives and kids in the name of God. Is that realistic or was it just something the author made up...?"
I don't think it is a representation of ALL Amish. Just like not ALL Muslim men beat their wives, but unfortunately there is a majority of people who believe it because SOME Muslim men believe Allah directs them to do so in order to keep their wives obedient. Just as there are Christian men who believe the same way. I honestly do not think it is a one religion thing, I think it's a warped version of their truth to remain in control. Kinda like the Westboro bunch doesn't represent all Baptist