The Amish Community: 10 Interesting Things You Probably Didn’t Know

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3. Religion and Tehnology

The Amish people stay true to the idea of living separated from outsiders. A quote from the Bible inspired this belief: “Don’t be unequally bound with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and lawlessness have in common? How can light live with darkness?” (II Corinthians 6:14).

Each community has its Bishop, a deacon, and two ministers, all of whom are male. Also, the Amish people don’t hold their services in a church. Instead, they offer their homes so all the members of the community can meet and worship. That’s why their houses are being built, especially to allow large numbers of people to participate. Funerals are also held in the houses of the deceased, and the coffins are hand-made by the community.

The Amish people shun machinery and electricity because they believe that modern technology poses a threat to family life. As a result, they dig the graves by hand. In some cases, however, electricity may be used to warm homes.

The Amish communities usually use devices like windmills to generate their own electricity. Its members don’t serve in the military, nor do they take government benefits (therefore, most of them don’t have medical insurance).

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