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“Amish” Defined

Throughout this site and in our work, the term "Amish" is synonymous with what some outsiders call "Old Order" Amish, which are the traditional Amish who prohibit electricity, cameras, and cars, among other things. “Old Order" Amish is what the general public...

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What Are Enlightenment Principles?

EXCERPT from https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/enlightenment: For Enlightenment thinkers themselves, however, the Enlightenment is not an historical period, but a process of social, psychological or spiritual development, unbound to time or place. Immanuel Kant...

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