Are Beards becoming more acceptable due to decline in membership?

by UnshackleTheChains 52 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • mikeflood

    New light: Jesus had a beard....and probably long let it be.

  • Diogenesister

    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.

  • Crazyguy

    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.

  • UnshackleTheChains
    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?

  • moomanchu

    Jesus did NOT have a beard and here is the proof.

  • snare&racket

    What a weird group!

    No beards!!!

    c.u.l.t !

  • Boredposter

    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.

  • My Name is of No Consequence
    My Name is of No Consequence

    @ moomanchu:

    Lol. That crown seems way too small for that dome!

  • RubaDub

    Can't Italian sisters that have a beard be exempted without losing privileges?

    Rub a Dub

  • faithnomore

    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).

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