Amish demand to judge their own | The Columbus Dispatch The entire article is interesting...please read it. I was struck by the creditors' interest in forgiveness for the man who squandered half their wealth. I was also struck by the contrast between what the Amish want and what some believe Muslim Americans may want -- the right to settle disputes on their own, under their religious principles, without a civil court. Is this really such a bad thing, if all parties agree? What're your thoughts?