When we make lists of religions active in the world we often neglect the Amish, unless we are making some sort of joke or otherwise having a laugh at their expense. Regarded with suspicion over their failure to embrace certain aspects of modern technology yet sometimes respected for their connection to life and family, the Amish embody a certain type of "turning away" from the world. In fact, they go so far as to pressure their children to drop out of school at the end of the eighth grade, because they feel that education leads to pridefulness.
We've all seen the poorly drawn "Chick" bible tracts lying everywhere; they're on top of the gas pump at the station, they're on bus stops, they're on tables in fast food restaurants. We see them in the supermarket parking lot, and at the car wash. And one thing they all have in common is that they are thrown on the ground, torn in half, and wind up as a blizzard of litter.