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Jesus Christ: The Holiest Beard of All

November 30, 2011

Well, here we are November 30, another No Shave November come and gone. This month always flies by so fast. Our beards are now 1 month old and 1 month better. Some beard may not have come in as well as you wanted, some might have come in better than you could have ever dreamed, either way know that you at least had my support the whole month. I want to thank everyone who has read these and made them an enjoyable part of everyday during my November. It started out as kind of a joke last year, but I’ve actually come to really enjoy taking 5-10 minutes out of my day to write these. I would also like to thank those who contributed to the Fan Friday posts, and if I didn’t select your beard, do not fret, there’s always next year! So whatever happens to your beard tomorrow, whether you keep trim or shave it, do so knowing that you made it through No Shave November, and I’m damn proud of you. As for me I’ll be keeping my beard until the end of finals (kind of as a playoff beard for good luck). Also, I hope that you all continue to read my blog as I will continue to write in it even after today ( luck and good beards!!

*Sorry in advance if this beard write up offends anyone or their beliefs, it was not meant to do so*

HAPPY NO SHAVE NOVEMBER!!!! With the Christmas season upon us, today we salute your Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ (after all, his beard is the reason for the holiday season). Lord and Savior, more like “lack of razor”, Jesus’ beard is one of the most famous beards ever. According to Christian belief, this beard died for our sins and was too holy for this realm. I went to Catholic school my whole life and was always taught that we were to emulate Jesus in every way that we could. But none of us could ever feed 1,000 people with a basket of fish and bread nor could we ever turn water into wine, but one way we can live like Jesus is by growing a beard, just as he did. Almost every depiction of Jesus I have ever seen, he is always wearing a beard. Which raises further questions of why they always made us shave in high school, but that’s a completely different train I’m not going to hop on right now. Jesus was sent by God to fulfill the Old Testament scriptures and I don’t think he fulfilled any piece of the Torah better than Leviticus 19:27 “Do not cut the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard.” What a great time that must have been to live in, where shaving your beard was forbidden by scripture! Anywho, You might say that this beard is the alpha and omega of beards, and it also teaches us a great lesson: to take up our (beard) crosses during November and not persecute others for their beards. No Shave November is not always easy, some beards don’t grow in very fast or evenly, and it’s not easy for those people to walk around having to hear about how their beards aren’t “up to standards”. Let us encourage these brave men who have taken up their beard crosses during November and let them know they are not alone in their struggle to grow a truly excellent beard. For it was Jesus who once said, “Let he who is without beard, look like a complete drone”. In fact, I challenge you to go out today and compliment someone’s No Shave November beard that probably hasn’t gotten the best reviews, just to let that person feel better about their beard. Jesus’ beard is an inspiration for those of us who grow beards which died for our sins so that we may be forgiven, and for that, we salute you.

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