From nostalgia for a simpler time to incredible examples of Christian forgiveness, six reasons we are so interested in the Amish.
Dec. 26, 2012The non-Amish have nostalgia for a life without technology. In mainstream culture, technology is integrated into nearly every part of our lives. The Amish avoid many modern technologies — the car, the Internet, in many cases even an in-home phone — in order to preserve social cohesion within their community. In this photo, an Amish buggy makes its way south down a road in Ashland, Ohio, during a December 2012 snowstorm.Tom E. Puskar/AP