New light: Jesus had a beard....and probably long hair...so let it be.
Are Beards becoming more acceptable due to decline in membership?
I knew a brother who got hell for a very messy beard - but since he was baptised with it ( 70s)he said he was going to ruddy well keep it!
Its funny because his wife full time pioneered, he had an angelic family and he himself was an aeronautic engineer and pilot who could turn his hand to anything so he was always in demand. A modest man he point blank refused to take on any" absurd title". The ones that *should* be elders are the ones who don't want to be.
The beard thing was just a distraction, just like government getting all up into gay rights etc so people start fighting over it and talking about it not realizing what’s really going on. Beards were a distraction to get people from talking about all the other meaningful stuff the cult is doing and teaching.
Beards were a distraction to get people from talking about all the other meaningful stuff the cult is doing and teaching
Many years ago, I questioned why the society had so many rules that were really about nothing. Let's face it. When Joe blogs thinks of Jehovah's witnesses, he automatically thinks 'cult'....'they refuse blood transfusions'.....they don't celebrate birthdays' etc etc
These are all unnesessary distractions that draw people's attention away from the good news of the bible. Why do the Governing Body make such a fuss over a non issue like celebrating birthdays?
Jesus did NOT have a beard and here is the proof.
What a weird group!
I believe all these rules came about because Fred Franz was in the business of creating a new religion. The rules stay because without them how different would JW's be from other Christians? The rules make the group stand out as different and make the followers feel that they are different.
Lol. That crown seems way too small for that dome!
Can't Italian sisters that have a beard be exempted without losing privileges?
Rub a Dub
A brother lost privileges of field service in a hall in my area. If he shaves he can go out otherwise no privileges.
So I don't think its accepted at least here, UNLESS they have a medical note (vitiligo or horrid ingrown hairs).