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Unusual Facts About the Amish You Need to Know

1. The Amish and electricity

Contrary to popular belief, not all Amish people use ZERO electricity. While some Amish communities are more conservative than others, many understand that sometimes you just need to use electricity.

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They can use electricity for emergency situations, for work or whatever else they deem necessary. The reason they live like the older days before technology and electricity is because of something called, “Gelassenheit.” This German word means “letting be” and the Amish use it in their philosophy that earth should be used as God originally intended.

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