14 responses to Do Amish use electricity?
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    Anna
    Do Amish use electricity? (December 18th, 2010 at 10:58)

    PEACHY Amish? Or do you mean BEACHY Amish? It’s elsewhere on the site, too.

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    Do Amish use electricity? (December 18th, 2010 at 11:52)

    Nope, I mean the “Peachey” Amish as it is written here. The Peachey church was a separate group that in the early 1900s arose in Lancaster County and also adopted electricity. Leaders of the Beachy and Peachey churches later collaborated to a degree.

    http://amishamerica.com/whats-the-difference-between-beachy-amish-and-old-order-amish/

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    Ross
    Do Amish use electricity? (March 15th, 2011 at 18:43)

    I have a feeling that in the not-to-distant future, the rest of us will see that the Amish got it right. When the next major solar storm cuts off communications, power blackouts have us wandering aimlessly in the streets they will be as theyve always been- self-sufficient and happy.
    I find myself in complete agreement with their way of life, even if I myself, am far too soft to ever take it on.

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      Steve
      Do Amish use electricity? (January 2nd, 2012 at 23:25)

      Um, what? Im pretty sure when the power goes out, I’ll still have a house to live in. Not sure why Id be wandering the streets, aimlessly. Then again, that may just be you, my friend.

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    Tianna
    Ross (September 14th, 2011 at 02:04)

    Ross

    I agree I think the amish have it right! I know I would go crazy without my phones, internet, tv and satelite, of course that good ole electric with the good ole huge bill that comes with it. However I also know how to live without it from roughing it camping and living life in general. Our electric went out the other day for 3 hours everyone was freaking how I was gonna cook supper. My response “easy start a fire in the gas grill lol I do not like cooking with the propane so we converted a gas grill someone graciously gave to us into a wood fire grill. So I went outside got a fire going got the coals just right (the hard part i might add) and cooked up some cheesebugers, even tossed a can of bushs baked beans on there and opened a bag of chips easy enough. Most people would of been running to town to go out to eat or juat ate a lunch meat sandwhich. I always say I want to be amish if I could keep my bad habit (smoking cigarettes nothing illegal of course) on the occassion cuss cause i am stressed, and have my electric, tv, phone and net….I would love to get around with a horse and buggy other than it takes you an hour according to my amish friends to just get a mile. I have horses and cant even manage to get to my neighbors on one of my horses we get at the property line and they are throwing a hissy fit to go back home! I have a feeling in the not to distant future its going to be almost impossible to afford to drive getting almost that bad now. So guess we are a little ahead of the game we have the horses, need a buggy oh and a horse thats not too spoiled to actually leave home! Yet the same horse Im complaining about my amish friends son who trains my horses now rode him all the way home which is about a mile or more without too much struggle he said he had a time getting him home but boy the day he brought him home he was full speed ahead wanting to get home to his mommy… and spoiled lazy life!

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    Steve
    Do Amish use electricity? (January 2nd, 2012 at 23:33)

    What? why does everyone assume that using electricity makes you mentally handicapped?

    You’re power was out for 3 hours so everyone thought they were going to starve to death? And they didnt have the common sense to start a fire?

    You’re boasting using a grill? Maybe its because Im from Ohio and not NYC, but no one here lacks the knowledge of how to cook on a grill. Its actually pretty common, most people do it once or twice a week in the summers.

    I understand why the Amish use little to no electricity, as far as developing/maintaining a work ethic. I can actually agree with that, but cmon already guys.

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      Bossycarl
      Do Amish use electricity? (October 23rd, 2012 at 18:55)

      Well yes Ohio has a kinda big Amish population and yes grills are the best. but But really people just know basic facts about the Amish, like: They ride in a horse and buggy or, they use no electricity.

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    Tiffanie
    Great article! (February 17th, 2012 at 19:00)

    Great article!

    This was such an informative article. It was very thorough, & I learned a lot about the Amish. I had no idea that electricity could be considered acceptable, with conditions.

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    Dale
    amish (December 2nd, 2012 at 18:05)

    amish

    I am very glad I have normal electricity. I was without the internet for 15 minutes due to a tornado warning. I gotta say. It was the most boring 15 minutes I’ve had in quite a very long time. I love the internet and do think it is the greatest technology achievement for modern households in the past 50 years.

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    Ruth
    smart meters are harming my family (January 30th, 2014 at 23:51)

    smart meters are harming my family

    I wish I was amish right now because now if you want to be on the grid you have to have a smart meter. I am afraid of the radiation that is being released from the smart meter. I’m afraid of the EMF and RMF that is given off of the smart meters especially when being combined with smart meters on all my neighbors.

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      Dakota
      ? (September 1st, 2014 at 06:33)

      ?

      Do you need a tinfoil hat or do you already have one made?

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    Cill
    Double Standard (July 21st, 2014 at 10:40)

    Double Standard

    I really don’t understand the Amish. They think it ok to use gas but not electricity from the power company. Seems odd to me. What are they exactly? Cult? Religious clan? What? Long dresses and hats in the summer? Seems way too old fashioned to me. To each their own I guess.

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    LIZ MARTINEZ
    CONFUSED (October 4th, 2014 at 08:35)

    CONFUSED

    I DO NOT UNDERSTAND THEIR WAY OF LIFE. IT DEPENDS WHAT AMISH GROUP YOU COME FROM, THIS IS TO CONFUSING FOR ME. THEIR WAY OF LIFE
    AND THE WAY THEY DRESS, IT’S OK WITH ME. BUT WHATS CONFUSING ME IS ALL THESE RULES THAT DIFFERENT AMISH GROUPS HAVE. SOME CAN HAVE ELECTRICITY,SOME CAN NOT. IF THEY HAVE A PHONE IS NEAR A ODD HOUSE OR SOME WHERE THAT IS DIFFCULTY TO GET TOO, THAT DOES NOT MAKE ANY SENSE TO ME, YOU STILL HAVE USE OF A PHONE NO MATTER WHERE IT IS LOCATED. I ALWAYS THOUGHT IF YOU ARE AMISH YOU ARE AMISH AND ALL THE RULES FROM THE CHURCH WOULD APPLIED TO ALL GROUPS, WEATHER THEY ARE FROM CALIFORNIA,OHIO, PENN. INDIANA.

    NO MATTER WHAT THEY STILL HAVE TO USE SOME FORM OF LIVING TECH. IN THIS HIGH TECH WORLD WE LIVE IN.

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    Concerning belief,reality surfacing (October 11th, 2014 at 10:26)

    Concerning belief,reality surfacing

    Am Christian. And worried about our Amish peers and families.I think they have good intentions,but have blinded them selves from New Testament of God’s will. The shunning in ones misstates,faults “it is harsh.Did Jesus not say: let the first one cast a stone who is faultless in the story about the woman who was caught in a sexual act.Doesn’t the Gospel Truth teach to forgive,for Did God turn his back on us sinners? He paid the price in full!The old testament which was (law), people back then did as the Amish are doing now.Did the elderly Amish forget what its like to growing up in journeys of learning,changing? The Reality aired Breaking Amish concerns me and can see why they are seeking a bit more to their life desiring to know. What concerns me is how they are going about it. Why choose the road of hell bent ventures? Why wouldn’t any of the Amish youth tread a style of goodness in their NEW LIFE? Get rooted in their venture (Living with change)? They have been taught God’s word. They could take the loving of God that forgives,and loves them back keeping Holy daily to sharing the Amish living as their gifts to their New life to others. Their gifts of Amish living could indeed be savings possible,and knowledge in their ‘Living with change’. In return these Amish gifts will bless them in who they bless in their actions in the name of God. My fear in Breaking Amish is no one knows when Jesus return will be,nor of your life to be taken in a heart beat. Jesus says: be watching,be ready,be listening. For I will come like a thief in the dark. I do not like this shunning..for it is 100% wrong. And the Aired Reality of The Amish isn’t at all good,for it just shows the world of no forgiveness on the Amish point of view,and youths doing everything behind close doors because they cannot express and be forgiven. They need to know in more details about much and not left in the dark, to leading them to the dark side. 10/11/14

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