Shockingly Strange Facts About the Amish Community

The Amish community is largely concentrated in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and parts of Canada. They generally keep to themselves and shun most modern comforts that many of us couldn’t live without.

Some of their behaviors, though, are pretty shocking. Here, we’ve compiled the lesser-known facts about the Amish. We begin with the obvious and move onto the more scandalous—hint: the younger generations aren’t exactly staying “buttoned up” like the elder generations…


No Electricity or Tech

Perhaps the most well-known tenet of Amish life is the shunning of technology and other modern comforts. This lifestyle is governed by a philosophical and religious belief called Gelassenheit, which means “letting be.” The Amish believe that the world should be left as God had originally created it.


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