7 responses to The end of “low” Amish in Kentucky?
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    Comment on Maybe at night (September 21st, 2012 at 10:42)

    Maybe at night

    The triangles might be a good idea if you are out at dusk and beyond. It should not be required, but it is smart to use one, or at least a little tape. I’ve seen people do a triangle outline in tape on various vehicles.

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    Comment on what of scripture? (September 21st, 2012 at 20:41)

    what of scripture?

    Do they not know of the following scripture, or do they hold it true only literally? Matthew 12: 10-12

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    Comment on SMV or lights (February 16th, 2015 at 12:59)

    SMV or lights

    Sorry, but they need to either have distinctive running lights or an SMV, especially in fog, bad weather, and after dusk. The most responsible driver in the world is going to find it hard to see a black vehicle on a dark, rainy night.

    I’ve seen buggies with headlights and taillights and turn signals; so I know it isn’t impossible to engineer – but acceptance is a different matter.

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    Mark – Holmes Co.
    Comment on The end of “low” Amish in Kentucky? (February 16th, 2015 at 13:17)

    Where it can get very dangerous is in an area like ours where thousands of buggies are equipped with SMV triangles, lights & turn signals then you get Swartzentruber buggies mixed in without triangles or lights so a driver might be driving down the road and think he/ she knows what to watch out for then BANG — there is an unlit buggy without a triangle.

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    Comment on the end of the low Amish in Kentucky (September 29th, 2015 at 07:04)

    the end of the low Amish in Kentucky

    But the bible tells us to obey our government. Are not the Amish leaders in conflict with scripture by not being obedient?

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      Osiah Horst
      Comment on Conflict with Scripture (September 29th, 2015 at 08:06)

      Conflict with Scripture

      Hello, Melissa:
      Certainly that is always a major consideration. However, the command to obey our government is not absolute. Our confession of faith says in part “we are to acknowledge it as a minister of God and to be subject and obedient to it, in all things that do not go against the commandments of God.”

      Most Amish do not see the use of the SMV as going against the commands of God. However when they first came into usage in Ontario, I thought they certainly did not look modest on an otherwise black buggy.

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      Comment on The end of “low” Amish in Kentucky? (September 28th, 2016 at 13:53)

      Amish are Christian, not Jewish.

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