Comments for: Amish neighbors help rebuild burned-out church in Thorndike

Posted Nov. 03, 2012, at 2:27 p.m.

THORNDIKE | Last December, the Thorndike Congregational Church was reduced to a smoldering pile of rubble after a late-night electrical fire demolished the 103-year-old house of worship. This fall, the new church is taking shape, with a framework of wood reaching into the sky and a fast-working crew of …

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  • hey-I’m-your-man

    God at work – its great that people are helping people instead of fighting over gay marriage.

    • Anonymous

         Excellant comment……………………..  This is a perfect example of giving rather than taking……

      Something the ‘other side’  cannot seem to understand…….

  • Anonymous

    It’s rather interesting to look at the chaos in the aftermath of hurricane Sandy and then envision the Amish in a similar situation. They wouldn’t even skip a beat and most certainly wouldn’t be destitute, while wholly dependent upon government as the folks in NJ and Staten Island are at this very moment.

    Americans have so, so much to re-learn.

    • Anonymous

      When the entire country is brought to its knees, loses power, and the ability to move goods long distances, the only people who will be able to go on as normal are the Amish.

      We really could take a lesson from them. I recall a shooting at one of their schools in PA a couple years ago. I believe that community forgave the killer, who took his own life, and on top of that took donations to be given to the killers wife and family.

  • Anonymous

    “‘Tis a gift to be simple, ’tis a gift to be free…”
    ‘Tis also a gift to have good neighbors.

    • Anonymous

       I agree

  • Anonymous

    OK….before anyone gets off on a tangent I want you to know I applaud what  these folks are doing.  It is the right thing.   My thought is if I was an employer and had people on the roof without fall protection OSHA would be all over me with fines etc.  I’m just saying….  Really I do support what these folks are doing…

    • Anonymous

      Not an OSHA deal. These people are volunteering.

      • Anonymous

        Agreed…but who is protecting them?   What is the diffence between volunteering to put you life at risk or going to work for someone else everyday.  If your employer required you to work unsafe that is one thing but if your employer required you to work safe and trained you but you decide that you know what you are doing and feel confident doing it your way….your employer is still liable for your decisions….I’m just saying……    Again….I applaud these volunteers and would do the same thing and would be on that roof helping if I was nearby. 

        • Anonymous

          I can honestly say I haven’t heard of an Amish falling off a roof.

          • Anonymous

            Even if somebody did fall off the roof and got hurt, they wouldn’t be sueing you………

            These people understand the meaning of  ‘brotherly love’;  we could again learn from the past by their example; however too much self interests for that……………………

          • Anonymous

            Amen!

    • Anonymous

      God is their fall protection.

  • Anonymous

    Neighbors helping neighbors. Now that’s Maine,The way life should be.

  • Anonymous

    We are blessed to have the Amish among us. 

  • Anonymous

    Even in Brooklyn Occupy Wall St is now Occupy Sandy.  The left is finally learning not to wait for the government   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/01/occupy-sandy-occupy-wall-street_n_2061067.html

    There is hope for the left in this country, some are seeing that it should be neighbor helping neighbor, not some overpaid government worker who could careless about people’s problems.

    • Anonymous

      Words of a true heretic.  You will receive your audit notice from the IRS in the mail.

  • Anonymous

    Hey, guys, how about Pembroke next.

    • Anonymous

      Prayers for Pemboke.  Do you have a tentative schedule to rebuild?

  • Anonymous

    Look at those rafters, 12/12 pitch,the only way to really put a roof on in Maine, now if they build their stair treads to Roman standards, that the rise and run shall add up to 17, all will be well.

    • County Escapee

      While I understand the many advantages of metal roofing, I was in a house that had it during a downpour. What a noise! Was there some kind of noise pad missing?

      • Anonymous

         Preacher will have to speak up. I think they’re great.

  • Anonymous

    Your opinion sounds like one of a builer or CEO but you have a good point!

  • Anonymous

    How very nice!

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