> Many of the Amish have cell phones, faxes, and computers in their business
> ventures these days. Some of what has been described on this list
> about the Amish is out of date and colored by media reporting.
The Amish aren't against technology per se, only against uses of it
that are seen as unnecessary luxury or vanity, or that tend to separate
the community. Many communities, for example, have a shared cellular
phone while individually owned ones are discouraged. Fancy tractors
are fine, but rubber tires are merely a luxury, and automobiles tend
to separate people (though like a cell phone, a community might have
a shared car for emergency use).
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