What are Amish meanings of transportation and Why?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    i think you meant means of transportation...horse and buggy. because they do not believe in things that are manufactured on an assembly line, like cars.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Amish don't own automobiles, but it is common to see them riding in other peoples' vehicles. Some even have made a business of offering rides, for a fee, to them. Why will the Amish ride in automobiles if they will not own them?

    Maintaining Amish standards, but accepting some modernization to meet needs of living, requires compromise that must not disrupt the social structure. By rejecting certain types of modernity and accepting others, some Amish appear to the outside world to be contradicting themselves - hypocrites. However, from the viewpoint of Amish culture, there is no contradiction. One of the more pronounced inconsistencies is the use of an automobile...although he may not own a car, a member may accept rides and willingly hires an automobile with a driver to transport him from place to place. There was little hesitation when the Amish decided no to car ownership. It would separate the community in various ways. If only wealthy members could afford it, the car would bring inequality. Proud individuals would use it to show off their status, power and wealth. Cars would speed things up dramatically, disrupting the slow pace of Amish living. So, they will use them but not own them, for then things will surely get out of control.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Do you mean why they may take a horse and buggy still, instead of a car?

    They don't like technology. They don't have radios, or tv.. most don't have phones. They like to live the old way of life.

    Check this out on the Amish - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amish

    "The Amish, especially those of the Old Order, are probably most known for their avoidance of certain modern technologies. The avoidance of items such as automobiles and electricity is largely misunderstood. The Amish do not view technology as evil.

    Electricity is viewed as a connection to, and reliance on, "the World", the "English", or "Yankees" (the outside world), which is against their doctrine of separation."

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  • 1 decade ago

    Why will the Amish ride in automobiles if they will not own them?

    well, amish people don't mind riding in cars, because they are not the ones operating it, they will also use moter powered washing machines (the old kinds where you push the clothes through the rollers and soap) as long as someone non-Amish will turn on the moter.

    and... they use horse and buggies, and walking to get around, so you know

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  • 1 decade ago

    Horse and buggy. The will drive if necessary but they prefer pre industrial living.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A horse buggy because they don't belive in cars...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    what

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