Don't they have editors?
Why can’t they get it through their heads that they aren’t under the Mosaic Law.
Look at the “imperfect food” that was served up at the Nov 14 Watchtower study.
"3. What can we learn about clothing from God’s Law to the Israelites?
3 For example, in God’s Law to the Israelites there were rules that protected them against the
openly immoral way of life of the nations around them. The Law showed Jehovah’s strong
feelings against clothing that does not make clear the distinction between male and
female—what has been described in our day as unisex fashion. (Read Deuteronomy 22:5.)
From God’s stated direction about clothing, we clearly see that God is not pleased with styles
of dress that feminize men, that make women look like men, or that make it hard to see the
difference between men and women." (End of Quote)
Did the same people write paragraph 17 of that study?
"17. What are some factors that may affect whether a brother wears a beard?
17 What about the propriety of brothers wearing a beard? The Mosaic Law required men to wear
a beard. However, Christians are not under the Mosaic Law, nor are they obliged to observe it.
(Lev. 19:27; 21:5; Gal. 3:24, 25) In some cultures, a neatly trimmed beard may be acceptable and
respectable, and it may not detract at all from the Kingdom message. In fact, some appointed
brothers have beards. Even so, some brothers might decide not to wear a beard. (1 Cor. 8:9, 13;
10:32) In other cultures or localities, beards are not the custom and are not considered acceptable
for Christian ministers. In fact, having one may hinder a brother from bringing glory to God by
his dress and grooming and his being irreprehensible.—Rom. 15:1-3; 1 Tim. 3:2, 7" (End of Quote Paragraph 17)
Shouldn’t the question for paragraph 17 be a template of the question for paragraph 3?
Shouldn’t the question be "What can we learn about beards from God’s Law to the Israelites?"
Notice the defense for some brothers wearing a beard is “The Mosaic Law required men to wear
a beard. However, Christians are not under the Mosaic Law, nor are they obliged to observe it.”
So which is it? Are we under the law or not?
Obviously the homophobic tight pants Tony must have written paragraph 3.
Why doesn’t paragraph 17 make the same assertion about beards as it does about clothing.
To be consistent it ought to say that “God is not pleased with men shaving off their beards.”
Isn’t shaving of your beard a feminizing act? Unless there is some hormone imbalance Women have smooth faces.
By the way the, illustrations of paradise in the publications indicate that they will still have razors in the New
World. Try to find a picture with bearded men in depictions of paradise.
And wouldn’t tight pants be preferable to baggy pants to distinguish males from females?
Shame on you so-called "scholars".