The Amish are part of a distinct religious community that follows a way of life far different from that of many contemporary people. Because most people do not understand their beliefs, which are reflected in their ways of life, the Amish are often viewed as less intelligent or strange. Keep reading to learn more about the Amish lifestyle.
38. The Amish Are Anabaptist
They are Christians who don’t just espouse more traditional beliefs but also a much more traditional way of life. They are composed of two main groups, the Old Order Amish (who are much more conventional and largely abstain from any modern conveniences, including electricity) and Amish Mennonites (who embrace nonviolence as the core of their traditional ethic). In addition to a Biblical way of life, the Old Order Amish seek to preserve 17th century rural European culture.