The Amish are a group of traditional Christians from Germany. Their language is Pennsylvania Dutch and German is a dialect. For many years, people have seen them as secluded communities living in their own world and creating reality, far from our current era.
The Amish strictly follow the teachings in Ordnung. Ordnung is the German word for “order”, which is a set of rules that govern the way of life of the Amish and Mennonites. These communities live simple lifestyles and are known for their simple dress and avoidance of modern technology.
Although the Amish people seem to be a peaceful group, you may not know some hidden facts about their culture. Let’s take a look at the Amish traditions that you won’t believe in.
Today I want to share the No Photographs of the Amish tradition
Everybody huddle in for a family picture. Now say “Goat Cheese!”
You’re probably pretty used to capturing moments by taking photos. While it’s common for other communities to have family albums, this just isn’t the case for the Amish. They have no idea what their great-grandparents looked like.
They don’t like being captured on camera, and if they agree to have an interview, they do it with their face hidden. They believe that because we are made in the image of God, having a documented image of them is like having the image of God. The Amish also believe that having or holding a photo of someone is a way of idolizing them.