Breaking: Beards in The Watchtower

by neat blue dog 38 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • neat blue dog
    neat blue dog

    The latest issue of The Watchtower shows a man with a beard praying.

    I fully expected to see him 'progress' to clean-shaven in the following pictures, but instead he is still bearded when 'applying Bible principles'.

    I then realized that he was already featured on the cover itself.

    Another man with a scruffy beard is shown in another illustration, and not in a negative light.

    And then there's the big ones. I believe the following paintings are the first time in Watchtower history that a bearded person who is NOT a Bible character is shown in paradise.

  • jonahstourguide

    Oh well

    Clean skin rutherford will turn in his grave,,,,,or will he simply be pacing the halls of the heavenly temple?


  • nowwhat?


  • Biahi

    Maybe they have “new light “ on beards.

  • slimboyfat

    Possibly looks like he’s from the Middle East. Or with Middle East background. Do you think?

    I think I remember there was a comment about black men getting a Watchtower exemption for growing beards for skin/medical reasons. Might ethnicity be relevant here?

    Would be clearer if they depicted an exemplary Caucasian—looking brother with a beard.

    In any case it will get JWs talking, because they take tiny hints in WT magazines as indications of what’s allowed or not allowed. I can just imagine an elder hassling a brother about his beard, and the brother pulling this WT out and showing him as evidence it’s okay. Crazy in any other setting to live your life by pictures in a magazine, but totally natural way of looking at things in Watchtower world.

    JWs need to be Kremlinologist style analysts just to follow it all.

    Interesting development.

  • Sigfrid Mallozzi
    Sigfrid Mallozzi

    Excuse Me! But, that is NOT a beard. These are examples of Beards and Men, not peach fuz.

  • Overrated

    Just makes me want to sit in on one of those zoom meetings unshaven with my Led Zeppelin shirt on and a nice cold Corona in my hand. We all know this is to get more asses to get to their meets. More numbers more dollars for the WT.

  • road to nowhere
    road to nowhere

    I know a couple elders whose heads will explode. These beards are just starting past the homeless look. The one thing i don't like is the dyed beards.

  • KSFernando

    Which month watchtower is this?

  • minimus

    He obviously is praying for forgiveness because he has a beard.😈

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