If God doesn't want brothers to have beards, why does it grow?

by JH 67 Replies latest jw friends

  • kls

    If God doesn't want sisters to have beard, why does it grow?

    ****shivers***** ugh!


  • FMZ

    I think it is a fashion statement...

    Also *NEWS JUST IN*, wearing checkered pants is now a disfellowshipping offense. Matt 23:5 "And thus God said 'Thy checkered pants are just so passe'".


  • FairMind
    Does anyone have a clip from a WT CD somewhere that gives actual Biblical evidence that this is wrong???

    I have never heard anyone give a scriptural defense for the WTS negative view on beards. They always justify their stand against beards by insinuating that beards are not socially acceptable and therefore to wear one degrades the organization. The wearing of beards is demonized by connecting them to rebellious or redneck types. The fact that Doctors, Lawyers, and many upstanding men in general have beards does not sway their negative stance. IMO a neat, well-trimmed beard distracts not one iota from a persons image.

  • jaredg

    you know what really gets me upset? shaving the beard is actually rooted in "pagan" worship and homosexuality. back in the day gay guys would shave their beard to look more like women. that's why isrealite men were comanded "not to shave the extrimity of their beard". man the WTS is so wacked out. they twist shit around to fit their own agenda and it sucks big time!!

  • iiz2cool

    There is no scriptural evidence supporting a ban on beards. If you want to get scriptural, the mosaic law says a man must have a beard. I can't recall the scripture off the top of my head...

    Someone once showed me an article - I think it was in the watchtower in the late 70's or early 80's - that had an "experience" related in it. In this "experience", a new "publisher" had a beard and was out in "service". A "householder" refused to hear their message because she didn't want to get involved with any "rebellious movements". This obviously took place during the hippie era. (that is, if it took place at all. personally I think the story was invented)

    That's the only thing a JW ever showed me about the ban on beards. I'll have to find the article on the CD.


  • Doubtfully Yours
    Doubtfully Yours

    God likes to play silly games like that; or maybe it's humans that make these silly rules. I don't know the correct answer.

    Good thing I don't grow facial hair.


  • the bandersnatch esq.
    the bandersnatch esq.

    I remember when I was in my late teens and I decided to try to grow a beard. Oh, the fuss it caused! Idiots. Still, I quite enjoyed getting the Elder's nest stirred up.

  • prophecor

    I protest, I say bring on the beards!!!

  • Siddhashunyata

    Late Eighties, they took the book study out of my home because I grew a beard.

  • Insomniac

    Actually, although I know in my heart it was totally unfair and arbitrary, the no-beard rule was one I kind of liked. Generally, men are so much handsomer without facial hair. Only problem was, they didn't ban mustaches, so all the guys in my cong grew big bushy ones, to compensate for being denied beard privileges. They all ended up looking like 70's porn stars in bad polyester suits.

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