14 responses to Do Amish use technology?
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    Comment on Do Amish use technology? (December 10th, 2010 at 10:04)

    Related to this issue of technology, how do Amish heat their homes in winter? I know there’s no one right answer. Speaking in general terms, though, what technology do they use?

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    Comment on Do Amish use technology? (December 10th, 2010 at 10:13)

    Hi IJ, thanks for the question, check out the answer here:


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    Comment on Do Amish use technology? (December 10th, 2010 at 10:18)

    Thanks! Just what I was looking for.

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    Comment on PEANUTS (October 5th, 2011 at 16:42)


    Hi! We r doin a S.S. fair on Amish people! thx 4 the help!!

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    jody schnaack
    Comment on where can i find a wringer washing machine? (January 9th, 2012 at 01:49)

    where can i find a wringer washing machine?

    i need a wringer washer, hopefully not too pricey! can be used if usable.



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    Comment on Recharge batteris (August 20th, 2012 at 13:22)

    Recharge batteris

    I know that Amish use batteries in many devices, but how do they recharge them?

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    Comment on Do Amish use technology? (December 3rd, 2012 at 14:08)

    Can the Amish use solar power to power their homes, since it runs on batteries?

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    Comment on Highway Safety (May 19th, 2013 at 11:22)

    Highway Safety

    The old-order Amish that don’t allow reflective tape, triangle, or lights should not be allowed on the roads. The only protection for old order Amish buggies are tiny kerosene lamps with a red lens, and it cannot be seen for more than 100 feet away.

    Scripture puts loving thy neighbor very high up on the list priorities for living a good Christian life. One only has to drive on the hilly, curvy, roads of Holmes county once at night during a rain storm to understand how dangerous it is for old order Amish on the roadways.

    Every time I have to drive in Holmes county at night when its raining, I am terrified of hitting one of these buggies, even though I only drive 35-40 mph on a 55 mph road. I would have the nightmare of hurting old order Amish on my conscience for the rest of my life. And for me that seems inconstant with the commandment to “love thy neighbor as thyself.” Just my two cents.

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      Comment on Do Amish use technology? (May 20th, 2013 at 10:33)

      I also am petrified of hitting a buggy here in Tennessee. The danger the Amish face on the roads makes me shudder. If only the ‘English’ would allow the Amish their own roads.

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        Comment on Amish-only roads (May 20th, 2013 at 10:42)

        Amish-only roads

        Sounds nice, but also don’t see how you’d create an Amish-only road system. Widening shoulders and adding buggy lanes is a lot more possible and this you do see in some places.

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          Comment on Do Amish use technology? (June 1st, 2017 at 21:10)

          In Europe there are separate road systems for buses, cars, and bikes, except for in the oldest parts of the cities. This makes it much safer for anyone not in an automobile, and makes bus rides faster and hassle-free. Only an American would be so dismissive of conveniencing people other than themselves.

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            Comment on Do Amish use technology? (June 5th, 2017 at 08:35)

            Sounds like someone is not terribly fond of Americans 😉

            Describing what is available for buses/cars/bikes as “separate road systems” may be a bit generous…at least based on my experience around Europe over 15 years, what I’ve seen is more hit-and-miss.

            Though what I used in the Netherlands I think would qualify as what you describe, as far as 2-wheeled travel. Great biking there 🙂

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            Comment on Do Amish use technology? (September 16th, 2017 at 12:23)

            Anonymous…What you stated is not true. I was born in Europe and know this first hand. I do agree that Europe far surpasses our transportation system, but then Europe is a lot smaller than America. Your dislike of Americans show. That is sad. We are not all dismissive. I don’t know of anyone over here that would not love a better transportation system. However, with our debt and infrastructure problems, the cost would be prohibitive. Hopefully, one day, this will happen.

            I live not far from a Mennonite community. People are very considerate when we see their buggies on the road. You might get a little frustrated sometimes…especially if you are in a hurry, but it is no worse than being stuck behind a slow moving farm vehicle, or stuck at a train crossing. I love seeing the buggies. It reminds me of a much simpler time. Also, to add, all of the above add much to our society.


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    Comment on Citation (November 24th, 2013 at 15:13)


    What is the author of this page? I need it for my citation.

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