Question: What, in your experience, is the most common misconception about Hutterites?
Response: There are many, many misconceptions about Hutterites, so for simplicity sake, I’m going to keep this personal.
The most common misconception or stereotype that I encounter are non-Hutterites who are amazed to encounter attractive–opps, I mean articulate Hutterites. Through out my teenage years and beyond I have been surrounded by both men and women, older and my age, who are very capable of expressing their thoughts and faith in more than one language, so this notion has puzzled me. I have since come to realize that not all Hutterites have the benefit and advantage of a good solid education to help them with expressing themselves. Though high-level critical thinking may not be the norm, it is certainly not absent. Nor is everybody a word geek like I am.
Thank you, Matt K. for the question.