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The Most Scraggly Beards in Orthodoxy
« on: August 09, 2017, 01:26:14 PM »
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Re: The Most Scraggly Beards in Orthodoxy
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2017, 03:56:48 PM »


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Re: The Most Scraggly Beards in Orthodoxy
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2017, 10:45:17 AM »
I don't like such beards. I prefer dense and rough ones. But not every man is gifted in such way ;)
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Re: The Most Scraggly Beards in Orthodoxy
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2017, 12:28:17 PM »
I don't like such beards. I prefer dense and rough ones. But not every man is gifted in such way ;)

We tend not to be big on the growing of the beards, nor do I have any shred of desire to do such a thing, but if I did I would go all out to to the glory of the pagan kings of old:

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Sargon:


Nebuchadnezzar:


That's how to do it.  That's a beard that says I'm civilized and will repel the untamed beards of the barbarian hordes and force the clean shaven Romans to respect the royalty.
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Re: The Most Scraggly Beards in Orthodoxy
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2017, 02:08:58 PM »
Need to find a hairdresser with some serious braiding skills then.
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Re: The Most Scraggly Beards in Orthodoxy
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2017, 02:11:20 PM »
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We had a neighbor whose beard looked like this. He kept it faithfully. Decades later I met him in Tennessee, where he'd moved, and he had a full, luxuriant beard. I can only imagine how long it took to get there. Some people's never will grow full, I imagine.
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Re: The Most Scraggly Beards in Orthodoxy
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2017, 02:13:53 PM »
I don't like such beards. I prefer dense and rough ones. But not every man is gifted in such way ;)

Musketeer-style beards can disguise a multitude of scraggly patches. ;)
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Re: The Most Scraggly Beards in Orthodoxy
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2017, 02:38:24 PM »
I'd grow a sidebeard, Isaac Asimov style.
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Re: The Most Scraggly Beards in Orthodoxy
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2017, 02:58:37 PM »
Need to find a hairdresser with some serious braiding skills then.

First you have to be anointed by priests, be baptized in the Euphrates, conquer lands, establish a kingdom, and be strong enough to repel the barbarian hordes...if you can do that you can grow the beard, if you can do that the hairdressers will come naturally.  That's the easy part.
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Re: The Most Scraggly Beards in Orthodoxy
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2017, 03:00:40 PM »
Need to find a hairdresser with some serious braiding skills then.

First you have to be anointed by priests, be baptized in the Euphrates, conquer lands, establish a kingdom, and be strong enough to repel the barbarian hordes...if you can do that you can grow the beard, if you can do that the hairdressers will come naturally.  That's the easy part.

Yes well good luck with that.
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Re: The Most Scraggly Beards in Orthodoxy
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2017, 03:03:04 PM »
Need to find a hairdresser with some serious braiding skills then.

First you have to be anointed by priests, be baptized in the Euphrates, conquer lands, establish a kingdom, and be strong enough to repel the barbarian hordes...if you can do that you can grow the beard, if you can do that the hairdressers will come naturally.  That's the easy part.

Yes well good luck with that.

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Re: The Most Scraggly Beards in Orthodoxy
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2017, 03:03:09 PM »
Sargon:


This guy has a youtube channel, but his beard is pretty average nowadays.
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Re: The Most Scraggly Beards in Orthodoxy
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2017, 03:04:25 PM »
Need to find a hairdresser with some serious braiding skills then.

First you have to be anointed by priests, be baptized in the Euphrates, conquer lands, establish a kingdom, and be strong enough to repel the barbarian hordes...if you can do that you can grow the beard, if you can do that the hairdressers will come naturally.  That's the easy part.

Yes well good luck with that.

That's what they said to Sargon

Who was a young decadent philosophy student ... Tell me another.
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Re: The Most Scraggly Beards in Orthodoxy
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2017, 03:09:51 PM »
Sargon:


This guy has a youtube channel, but his beard is pretty average nowadays.

I think those beards aren't supposed to be realistic, but iconographic...they have that shape because they are supposed to depict kings, not to be realistic.  I'm not too sure how that would look in real life.  Hopefully Naram Sin will get a youtube channel as well pretty soon.

Still though, were I a Mesopotamian king I would have a gold and perfumed adorned beard with long curls and braids....Ashurabani-will would be bringing sexy back (get it  :) :) :))
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Re: The Most Scraggly Beards in Orthodoxy
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2017, 03:29:13 PM »
Some day I'd like to try how long a beard can grow. Lenght is not the problem but it gets bushy rather easily without trimming.
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Re: The Most Scraggly Beards in Orthodoxy
« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2017, 03:37:14 PM »
Need to find a hairdresser with some serious braiding skills then.

First you have to be anointed by priests, be baptized in the Euphrates, conquer lands, establish a kingdom, and be strong enough to repel the barbarian hordes...if you can do that you can grow the beard, if you can do that the hairdressers will come naturally.  That's the easy part.

Yes well good luck with that.

That's what they said to Sargon

Who was a young decadent philosophy student ... Tell me another.

I'll take the bait for one, and only one of your posts and feed you because I'm a passenger on a long car ride and am  a bit miserable right now listening to awful music and conversation.  Misery loves company:

The origins of King Sargon are a bit murky.  He may have been someone from within the royal administration, but he is also listed at times as coming from humble beginnings.  He was also looked at as the ideal king in Mesopotamia for over two millennium.  It's odd to call him "decadent" or a philosophy student.
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Re: The Most Scraggly Beards in Orthodoxy
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2017, 03:50:39 PM »
Need to find a hairdresser with some serious braiding skills then.

First you have to be anointed by priests, be baptized in the Euphrates, conquer lands, establish a kingdom, and be strong enough to repel the barbarian hordes...if you can do that you can grow the beard, if you can do that the hairdressers will come naturally.  That's the easy part.

Yes well good luck with that.

That's what they said to Sargon

Who was a young decadent philosophy student ... Tell me another.

I'll take the bait for one, and only one of your posts and feed you because I'm a passenger on a long car ride and am  a bit miserable right now listening to awful music and conversation.  Misery loves company:

The origins of King Sargon are a bit murky.  He may have been someone from within the royal administration, but he is also listed at times as coming from humble beginnings.  He was also looked at as the ideal king in Mesopotamia for over two millennium.  It's odd to call him "decadent" or a philosophy student.

Very odd. But just keep believing! You're a champ!
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Re: The Most Scraggly Beards in Orthodoxy
« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2017, 05:38:15 PM »
I think a full, healthy beard is #2,  right below "Orthodox", in attractive traits of a future husband.  In other words: please God, no scraggle.

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Re: The Most Scraggly Beards in Orthodoxy
« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2017, 05:51:01 PM »
I think their obedience to their religious superior is beautiful.
"Love ... is an abyss of illumination, a mountain of fire ... . It is the condition of angels, the progress of eternity" (Climacus).

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Yes we who are far from sainthood we can recognize a living saint and I'm talking from personal experience.Yes they are gentle soo gentle it can not be described it is like gentleness and humility in one and also they have this light this energy it's beyond words...and when you are near them you feel ecstatic and very happy