The Amish, most of whom live in the United States, follow simple customs and refuse to take oaths, vote, or perform military service. They shun modern technology and conveniences. Transportation for the Amish is by horse and buggy. They do not have electricity or telephones in their homes. The men usually wear beards and pants with buttons instead of zippers.
The women wear white head coverings and plain dresses, usually without buttons they use straight pins to fasten the clothing. The Amish believe that James 1:27 "...and to keep oneself unspotted from the world" means to stay away from things the "world" does like driving autos, having a TV, going to movies, wearing make-up, and the enjoying the conveniences of electricity and phones. They often use generators to create power to run their equipment and use horses, instead of tractors, to do farm work.
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