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« on: December 07, 2018, 01:30:57 pm »

Does any religion discourage shaving body hair for men?


« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2018, 09:08:39 am »

Judaism, Christianity, and Islam could/should be thought of as having a prohibition to altering the body except where ordered by "god".  

Your body is either a temple to god or belongs to god.  

You can't go into the temple/church if your body isn't perfect.  Even men injured in war are forbidden from going into the temple/church.

Excluding christianity, you are not allowed to enter the temple/church unless you are circumcised.   If you read the Old Testament/Torah, it clearly says that only the jews are to be circumcised.   Non-jews who were circumcised and those who did it were to be killed.


EDIT:  Only jews and muslims are supposed to be circumcised.   HOWEVER, there is an exception.   Slaves of jews and muslims are to be circumcised.    I don't know the exact rule for muslims, just that their male slaves must be circumcised.   Jews must circumcise their slaves before the slave enters the town/village and before the sabbath, whichever comes first.


The only shaving the Abrahamic religions approve of is for unmarried men to be cleanly shaven on their face.  There is also a requirement to keep their hair short while unmarried.    Married men are not allowed to shave or cut their head hair.    In modern times, muslims don't obey the prohibition of cutting their hair after marriage.  

NOTE:   The above is in the historical context and may not still be observed by the religion or sect of the religion.  


« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2019, 02:23:37 am »

Cool Stuff never knew that.


« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2019, 01:17:54 pm »

Edit to my previous comment. 

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