Rules and rules

Why can the Amish have scooters with rubber wheels but their buggies, tractors and wagons can’t?

Why is a scooter permitted but a bicycle is not?

Why can they use cell phones but not land lines?

Why are electricity and computers permitted in a business out of necessity?  If they are wrong, aren’t they wrong anywhere?

If driving and owning a car is wrong, why can they ride in one that is driven and owned by someone else?

How does one church make one set of rules while another church makes an entirely different set?

Does any of this make sense and does any of it have anything to do with following God?

menno buggy

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5 comments

  1. It seems like the question: “Does any of this make sense and does any of it have anything to do with following God?” could be asked of almost any religious/Christian tradition. Same for finding inconsistencies in practice and/or theology. That said, Amish and those of other Anabaptist traditions are good people and great neighbors.

    • Yes Nelson, you are right and I enjoy my Amish neighbors especially when they sell produce door to door in the summer. This has been a running theme on two of my blogs – inconsistencies by all of us.


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