Amish Lifestyle

No Photos, Please

Do Selfies Count?

This was taken in the Lancaster Central Market – while it was closed today (notice that this market stand was covered). I was in setting up a credit card machine for a new customer and tweaking another for an existing customer.

The Amish community generally does not like photos to be taken of their faces – in reference to the Ten Commandments from Exodus 20:4-5 – Commandment number two about ‘Graven Images’.

I understand that photos of children and youth are permissible because they have not yet joined the Church.

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