Anti-beard conspiracy

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SomeDisciple

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So, not long ago, I heard this lady argue that men will have to shave their beards so that masks will be more effective against the covid. While I don't believe this will ever happen (it had better not), it got me thinking...

Why do so many people try to coerce men into shaving their beards? and then I thought about the people that have tried to do it to me, and that I have seen try and do to others.

-The Military
-Feminists
-Domineering employers
-Super authoritarian preachers
-Random Fashion Police
-Cranky elderly people

Now, I cut the military some slack, because there are somewhat legitimate reasons to shave your beard for military duty. Some more legit than others.

But outside of that, I feel like there is a demonic, evil, CONSPIRACY to get men to shave their beards off. THIS IS NOT A JOKE. I'm not trolling, and I'm not kidding around. Well, I'm kidding a little bit, but I AM SERIOUS!

I think that as long as we wash our beards and don't leave an excessive amount of crumbs or other gear adrift in there... if my beard is offensive to you then you are the problem, and not my beard.

And the preachers! Just what do they think they are doing???? Siding with commercialism, feminism, and worldly psycopaths??? IT IS BEYOND REASON!
I have not seen ANY biblical reason that men should shave their beards, and in the OT in one instance MEN THAT HAD THEIR BEARDS FORCIBLY CUT OFF WERE EXCUSED FROM DUTY UNTIL THEY GREW BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!! Todays world is UPSIDE DOWN!!!


Is anybody with me on this?
 

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#2
So, not long ago, I heard this lady argue that men will have to shave their beards so that masks will be more effective against the covid. While I don't believe this will ever happen (it had better not), it got me thinking...

Why do so many people try to coerce men into shaving their beards? and then I thought about the people that have tried to do it to me, and that I have seen try and do to others.

-The Military
-Feminists
-Domineering employers
-Super authoritarian preachers
-Random Fashion Police
-Cranky elderly people

Now, I cut the military some slack, because there are somewhat legitimate reasons to shave your beard for military duty. Some more legit than others.

But outside of that, I feel like there is a demonic, evil, CONSPIRACY to get men to shave their beards off. THIS IS NOT A JOKE. I'm not trolling, and I'm not kidding around. Well, I'm kidding a little bit, but I AM SERIOUS!

I think that as long as we wash our beards and don't leave an excessive amount of crumbs or other gear adrift in there... if my beard is offensive to you then you are the problem, and not my beard.

And the preachers! Just what do they think they are doing???? Siding with commercialism, feminism, and worldly psycopaths??? IT IS BEYOND REASON!
I have not seen ANY biblical reason that men should shave their beards, and in the OT in one instance MEN THAT HAD THEIR BEARDS FORCIBLY CUT OFF WERE EXCUSED FROM DUTY UNTIL THEY GREW BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!! Todays world is UPSIDE DOWN!!!


Is anybody with me on this?
There is a legitimate reason for the military grooming requirement for beards. For a gas mask to work effectively it is necessary to be clean shaven otherwise the gas will seep under the mask and then you violently die. Who gives a squat about preachers that insist that men must not have beards?
 

Runningman

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So, not long ago, I heard this lady argue that men will have to shave their beards so that masks will be more effective against the covid. While I don't believe this will ever happen (it had better not), it got me thinking...

Why do so many people try to coerce men into shaving their beards? and then I thought about the people that have tried to do it to me, and that I have seen try and do to others.

-The Military
-Feminists
-Domineering employers
-Super authoritarian preachers
-Random Fashion Police
-Cranky elderly people

Now, I cut the military some slack, because there are somewhat legitimate reasons to shave your beard for military duty. Some more legit than others.

But outside of that, I feel like there is a demonic, evil, CONSPIRACY to get men to shave their beards off. THIS IS NOT A JOKE. I'm not trolling, and I'm not kidding around. Well, I'm kidding a little bit, but I AM SERIOUS!

I think that as long as we wash our beards and don't leave an excessive amount of crumbs or other gear adrift in there... if my beard is offensive to you then you are the problem, and not my beard.

And the preachers! Just what do they think they are doing???? Siding with commercialism, feminism, and worldly psycopaths??? IT IS BEYOND REASON!
I have not seen ANY biblical reason that men should shave their beards, and in the OT in one instance MEN THAT HAD THEIR BEARDS FORCIBLY CUT OFF WERE EXCUSED FROM DUTY UNTIL THEY GREW BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!! Todays world is UPSIDE DOWN!!!


Is anybody with me on this?
I always kind of thought we'd eventually have Sharia law lite imposed on us with beards being encouraged. We'll see.
 

surfer14

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I always kind of thought we'd eventually have Sharia law lite imposed on us with beards being encouraged. We'll see.
I'd gladly grow a beard again if that means they'll crush these rampant feminists and sodomites.
 

Subhumanoidal

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So, not long ago, I heard this lady argue that men will have to shave their beards so that masks will be more effective against the covid. While I don't believe this will ever happen (it had better not), it got me thinking...

Why do so many people try to coerce men into shaving their beards? and then I thought about the people that have tried to do it to me, and that I have seen try and do to others.

-The Military
-Feminists
-Domineering employers
-Super authoritarian preachers
-Random Fashion Police
-Cranky elderly people

Now, I cut the military some slack, because there are somewhat legitimate reasons to shave your beard for military duty. Some more legit than others.

But outside of that, I feel like there is a demonic, evil, CONSPIRACY to get men to shave their beards off. THIS IS NOT A JOKE. I'm not trolling, and I'm not kidding around. Well, I'm kidding a little bit, but I AM SERIOUS!

I think that as long as we wash our beards and don't leave an excessive amount of crumbs or other gear adrift in there... if my beard is offensive to you then you are the problem, and not my beard.

And the preachers! Just what do they think they are doing???? Siding with commercialism, feminism, and worldly psycopaths??? IT IS BEYOND REASON!
I have not seen ANY biblical reason that men should shave their beards, and in the OT in one instance MEN THAT HAD THEIR BEARDS FORCIBLY CUT OFF WERE EXCUSED FROM DUTY UNTIL THEY GREW BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!! Todays world is UPSIDE DOWN!!!


Is anybody with me on this?
So it's of your belief Satan is gathering his dark forces to unleash a demonically powered attack on, facial hair? -.-
Not child sex rings, not terrorist threats, gangs, murdered, hatred, not domestic abuse, persecution of religious beliefs, starvation, sickness, virus, world War or any of that. Satan has a conspiracy fueled with demonic hatred for men's facial hair?


 

Gideon300

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#7
So, not long ago, I heard this lady argue that men will have to shave their beards so that masks will be more effective against the covid. While I don't believe this will ever happen (it had better not), it got me thinking...

Why do so many people try to coerce men into shaving their beards? and then I thought about the people that have tried to do it to me, and that I have seen try and do to others.

-The Military
-Feminists
-Domineering employers
-Super authoritarian preachers
-Random Fashion Police
-Cranky elderly people

Now, I cut the military some slack, because there are somewhat legitimate reasons to shave your beard for military duty. Some more legit than others.

But outside of that, I feel like there is a demonic, evil, CONSPIRACY to get men to shave their beards off. THIS IS NOT A JOKE. I'm not trolling, and I'm not kidding around. Well, I'm kidding a little bit, but I AM SERIOUS!

I think that as long as we wash our beards and don't leave an excessive amount of crumbs or other gear adrift in there... if my beard is offensive to you then you are the problem, and not my beard.

And the preachers! Just what do they think they are doing???? Siding with commercialism, feminism, and worldly psycopaths??? IT IS BEYOND REASON!
I have not seen ANY biblical reason that men should shave their beards, and in the OT in one instance MEN THAT HAD THEIR BEARDS FORCIBLY CUT OFF WERE EXCUSED FROM DUTY UNTIL THEY GREW BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!! Todays world is UPSIDE DOWN!!!


Is anybody with me on this?
I used to have a beard but shaved it off so I could get a girlfriend. It is really no one else's business. Many years ago, a friend came to see us and said that his Pentecostal pastor rebuked him for having a beard. The office wall was plastered with pictures of founders Pentecostalism. They all had beards.

Beards are a fashion item like so many things. It's only in the last few years that beards have become popular again. My 30 year old son has a beard and looks like a slightly overweight outlaw. I've said nothing to him. None of my business.
 

ZNP

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So it's of your belief Satan is gathering his dark forces to unleash a demonically powered attack on, facial hair? -.-
Not child sex rings, not terrorist threats, gangs, murdered, hatred, not domestic abuse, persecution of religious beliefs, starvation, sickness, virus, world War or any of that. Satan has a conspiracy fueled with demonic hatred for men's facial hair?
Bet you didn't see that coming!:ROFL:
 

Runningman

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I'd gladly grow a beard again if that means they'll crush these rampant feminists and sodomites.
You would bow to Islamic law? This isn't about facial hair as much as it is about conquering you. Islam is called the religion peace because once you're conquered and submitted to their ways then there's peace.

It's also anti-Christian. What makes you think you wouldn't be their next target?
 

SomeDisciple

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So it's of your belief Satan is gathering his dark forces to unleash a demonically powered attack on, facial hair? -.-
Not child sex rings, not terrorist threats, gangs, murdered, hatred, not domestic abuse, persecution of religious beliefs, starvation, sickness, virus, world War or any of that. Satan has a conspiracy fueled with demonic hatred for men's facial hair?


Well, I never said any of that other stuff wasn't happening too... in my opinion it's part of an attack on gender distinction by getting men to get rid of facial hair because it's a secondary sexual characteristic. Some people think distinction in gender is still part of God's plan.

It's a conviction of mine- I don't mean to offend metrosexual or transitioning men or anything. But I can see why some people would think it's ridiculous.
 

ZNP

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Well, I never said any of that other stuff wasn't happening too... in my opinion it's part of an attack on gender distinction by getting men to get rid of facial hair because it's a secondary sexual characteristic. Some people think distinction in gender is still part of God's plan.

It's a conviction of mine- I don't mean to offend metrosexual or transitioning men or anything. But I can see why some people would think it's ridiculous.
I think we can all agree that the move towards "metrosexual" is clearly a symptom of Sodom and Gomorrah. It is a symptom of all civilizations which become corrupt and fleshly (Egypt, Rome, France, the USA, etc)
 

JohnDB

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Men grow beards...boys and women don't.

It's ok to be a grown man.

However if you are a 20-something and you are just standing there like a dummy while a woman changes a flat tire...shave the beard. It's false advertising.
 

surfer14

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Men grow beards...boys and women don't.

It's ok to be a grown man.

However if you are a 20-something and you are just standing there like a dummy while a woman changes a flat tire...shave the beard. It's false advertising.
LOL!! But on the other hand, they screamed for "equality"....so let them change their own tires??

For me, I'd help out a mom with a bunch of kids. But a corporate, career woman? I'd let her change her own tire...in the rain...in a bad section of town. I might stop... only to laugh and just tell her "Lefty tighty, righty loosey". hahahaha!! :ROFL::ROFL::devilish::devilish:
 

CherieR

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I often have liked the bald and bearded look on men.
 

posthuman

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i should point out: i shave my head because toboggans fit better.
saving money on shampoo is just a bonus, not a root-cause.
it's like velcro; no cold north wind can doff my hat.
sincerely,
Warm-Ears
 

SomeDisciple

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LOL!! But on the other hand, they screamed for "equality"....so let them change their own tires??
These are the words of King Lemuel—the burden that his mother taught him: What shall I say, O my son? What, O son of my womb? What, O son of my vows? Do not spend your strength on women or your vigor on those who ruin kings.
 

Genipher

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My husband has an awesome beard. I love it!

He has had issues with people complaining, though.

When he used to teach college math he was told by his boss it would be more "professional" if he shaved or trimmed it down. The college kids were always complimenting the beard, though.

He was a groomsman at his best friend's wedding. Bridezilla-to-be asked my husband to shave so her pictures would look better. When her future husband -- husband's friend -- found our what she said, he got mad and put his foot down (first time we EVER saw him stand up to her) and said, "Don't you dare tell my friend to change who he is and what he looks like for this wedding!"

We used to go to a Bible study hosted by a Pentecostal preacher. He was soooo mellow at the Bible study but when we tried out his church...yikes! Anyway, his 20-something son had a good beard coming in but told us he'd have to shave before Sunday because he was preaching and they didn't "allow" beards when they're at the pulpit. So strange.
 

SomeDisciple

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He has had issues with people complaining, though.
See! Evil conspiracy.
When he used to teach college math he was told by his boss it would be more "professional" if he shaved or trimmed it down. The college kids were always complimenting the beard, though.
I get that there are jobs or "professions" that if you are in them- a beard is "unprofessional" like...

Military- For the wearing of airtight masks, beards are a no.
Mechanics or some machinist- having a gandalf-beard is not worth getting your face ripped of by dangerous machinery. I get it.
Food Service- Nobody wants your beard hairs in their sandwich, or soup, or salad, or steak, or lasagna, or General Tso's Chicken, or pizza, or Buffalo chicken strips, or panda-paws ice cream, or cheesecake. The best way to ensure that embarrassment doesn't happen is to shave. And that's a real social injustice, when the poor in America get stuck in food service and have to be beardless slaves.

But as a teacher... come on, really?

he got mad and put his foot down (first time we EVER saw him stand up to her) and said, "Don't you dare tell my friend to change who he is and what he looks like for this wedding!"
I hope the lord gives him this strength forever. I would have canceled the wedding on principle.