So I started growing a beard 2 weeks ago and I am making some nice progress. It has been noticed by many in my workplace and they give me great compliments. My skin would get all bumpy from the constant shaving and I am so glad to be done with that form of Cult control.
Last year (I was PIMO then) I worked in the Video Department at the Regional Convention. There was a brother that had a beard in the Sound Department and I was shocked that this was allowed. It burns me up that this 'non-policy' is left up to individual areas and Cong. or CO opinions. What better way to feel all powerful than to demand allegiance to so man's ego.
Matthew 23:4-7 4 They fasten heavy loads that are hard to carry and lay them on men’s shoulders, but they themselves will not move them with their finger.
5 “They do all their works to be seen by men. They make their Scripture boxes broad and lengthen the tassels on their prayer shawls. 6 They love the places of honor at feasts, and the prominent seats in the synagogues, 7 and greetings in the marketplaces, and being called ‘Rabbi’ by men.