“In the Amish mind, technology itself is not considered sinful or immoral,” writes Donald Kraybill in his new addendum to his book The Amish. “Like a knife which can cut bread or kill someone, tools can be used to help or to harm, to build up or tear down communities.”
So, instead of flat-out rejecting all technology, modern Amish just hack it to fit their needs.
In the photo: This Amish iron runs on propane, not electricity. (Source: Flickr.com)