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How The Amish Drastically Affect The Environment

People might imagine the Amish as being at one with the natural world, what with the farming, the barn raisings, the tendency to stay off energy grids, and the use of horses and buggies over cars, just to name a few of their seemingly environmentally friendly practices. However, as reported by The Conversation, not only do beliefs and practices vary among the Amish, but their faith doesn't necessarily teach a reciprocal relationship between human beings and the environment...

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    How The Amish Drastically Affect The Environment

    How The Amish Drastically Affect The Environment

    The Amish are a peculiar group in the U.S. Isolated and private, they don't usually dominate the imaginations of mainstream Americans. When they do show up in our pop culture, on television shows like "Banshee" or "Amish Mafia" or in films like "Witness," they're often viewed as curiosities, bizarre and fascinating. That leads to a lot of misconceptions...

    The Dark Truth About Amish Country

    The Dark Truth About Amish Country

    The Amish have a bit of a reputation in the US: They're a group of people who live devoutly religious lives, and who refuse to allow modern conveniences like electricity and cars into their homes. They live their lives based on ideals like family, community, and a separation from the wider world. So separate, in fact, that you might wonder if the Amish have...

    Things You Get Wrong About The Amish

    Things You Get Wrong About The Amish

    The Amish are a peculiar group in the U.S. Isolated and private, they don't usually dominate the imaginations of mainstream Americans. When they do show up in our pop culture, on television shows like "Banshee" or "Amish Mafia" or in films like "Witness," they're often viewed as curiosities, bizarre and fascinating. That leads to a lot of misconceptions...

    The Real Reason The Amish Population Is Doubling In Size

    The Real Reason The Amish Population Is Doubling In Size

    The Amish have been in the United States since the mid-1700s and have lived alongside the rest of Americans since then, PBS reports. Over the ensuing centuries, American society has evolved and progressed both culturally and technologically, while the Amish have stuck to their own communities. They steadfastly avoid mixing with...

    Here's What It's Like To Be An Amish Teen During Rumspringa

    Here's What It's Like To Be An Amish Teen During Rumspringa

    Unless you're Amish yourself, chances are good that you've got some of their beliefs all wrong. According to Elizabethtown College's Amish Studies, there are quite a few different Amish groups out there with different rules on things like dress, transportation, and use of modern technology. And while agriculture is still a major part of the Amish lifestyle...

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