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Why Christian men don't wear a beard ?

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posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 12:06 AM
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I can respect your take here, and I think -- within the context of the times and periods you speak of -- most of those quotes are both funny and enlightening as to the culture and social mores of the time.

My only concern is the more modern viewpoints expressed, which, quite simply, sound vaguely menacing, and sexist. There seems to be an underlying idea here about men, beards and manhood, which inherently puts women, girls, and boys at the bottom of a strange social pecking order that reeks of macho crotch grabbing, butt slapping, and other homo erotic / homo averse horseplay and frat boy'isms.

It's kind of played out here in 2011, right?

The historical stuff is fascinating though. I had never heard of the "beard tax," but it doesn't surprise me what a king or politician will try to charge a person for anymore.




posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 03:17 AM
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I think it goes beyond religion. My Father is a licensed minister and rocks a Grizzly Adams. Well... He rides a Harley to, but that's a long story. I think the preferrence is more primitive than that. I think it does have a lot to do with what your significant other likes.

My wife actually scolds me when I trim my beard. I like it kinda medium/short because it is thick. When it gets long it gets all curly, and afro like. If it was straight, and flowed I'd rock a Grizzly, or a Merlin beard, but I just don't like the way it looks long. My wife likes the untamed look, and likes me to let it grow out, but I'm a medical professional, and where I work is pretty easy going about stuff like that, but I can't come to work looking too scary.

We went on a guided tour this summer, and our guide was a 20 something, sculpted body type guy. You could tell the only hair he had was on top of his head. He kept hitting on my wife(not inappropriate, just friendly/flirty) because she is a knock out. She said she wanted to gag becuase she finds pretty boys repulsive. Basically "I'm the cute girl here, get off my corner." Thank God, 'cuz I'm 220# of hairy ugly stacked a little over 6'.


I'm not saying if you like to be clean shaven your wierd, or wrong. I have a really good friend that has shaven clean his whole adult life, and is a nice looking guy. I just think people with a more primitive preferrence both male, and female like the "natural" bearded look. Clean shaven says "I'm cultured, sophisticated, urban, and modern." Bearded says "I can still whoop some sabretoothed cat arse, club the competitors, start a fire with my farts, and bring home the meat. ARRRR!!!"



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 04:23 AM
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Why Christian men don't wear a beard?


Two simple reasons:
1, The razor was invented.
2, It's the 21st century, not the stone age. We love to advance with the ages.



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 05:55 AM
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Aww C'mon, you clean shaven guys know that it's just jealousy that what you can't cultivate on your face grows wild on my butt!


Seriously some guys faces just look good shaven clean, and some guys just look better fuzzy. Controlled fuzzy that is. The wild hair all over the upper cheeks, and low neck looks unkempt to me.



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 09:15 AM
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This Christian has had a beard since 1974--partly as a reminder and symbol of my relationship with Jesus The Christ.

imho, Beards in The Bible were often a sign of one's devotion, dedication to God and/or a particular role God had placed one in.



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 01:09 PM
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I keep a beard/goatee because I have chosen to adhere to a Nazirite philosophy. I keep my hair long and my face (mostly) unshaved... I pray for the concession to needing a job for the small amount of shaving I do and in not keeping to the code. I avoid the dead and places of the dead. I don't drink or smoke.

I've done this since my son was born very premature, and I will keep to this code til I die.



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 06:39 AM
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This should be in the threads concerning, why Christians aren't Jews and Muslims, why they don't worship on Sat urn day, you know the one with horns, and prefer the Sun and its goodness, why they don't sacrifice animals, why they don't stone people to death, and why do they eat pork.

I think people need to peel back the onion layers on their corrupt religions and find out whats really there.



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 09:55 AM
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Your premise is flawed. There is no rule against having beards inn Christianity. So why this thread? I had a beard a few days ago, until I shaved it (at my wife's request). Guess what, it will be back in 2 weeks or so.

Where did you get the idea Christians are not suppose to have beards OP?

P.s. Mormons, Catholics and Jehovah witnesses are not Christians ATS posters....they are Mormons, Catholics and Jehovah witnesses.....duh.



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 10:46 AM
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...and so did
Brigham Young and many of the churches "prophets"..that's tremendously ironic, don't you think?


BTW - This Christian also wears a beard and a mustache, too!

edit on 12/8/2011 by lightseeker because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 01:50 PM
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I have a ton of respect for such a vow.

I'm growing mine with a lesser commitment as a symbol of my relationship with Christ.

BTW, would appreciate prayers . . . my dad is dying in great pain with a 3rd hip break; a heart attack on Sunday with one side of his heart bearly working . . . etc. . . . according to their criteria, he's in the last stages of dying.

Thankfully, he has made peace with God and forgiven everyone.



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 01:58 PM
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So why don't you?


I do. And I see tons of Christian men with beards. Did you even think about your thread before you made it?



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 07:55 PM
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I don't ever recall seeing Pat Robertson having a beard, or
Gordon B. Hinckley nor the pope or Benny Hinn; but then again
they are such honest, pious people
(sarcasm)
Mother Teresa on the other hand . . . but she had an excuse
and also covered her hair.



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 05:16 PM
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Your Dad is in my prayers. What a joyous homecoming he has to look forward to. God bless you, my friend.




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