Saturday, September 15, 2012

Last outpost of crazy: Feuding Amish

This could also be filed under Absurd Religious Follies. The horrible crime of beard-shearing occurred due to a years-old dispute about a bishop's right to order shunning.

For me, this story is pretty much from another planet because I don't believe in:
  • Pronouncements from bishops.
  • Shunning.
  • Beard-cutting as a grievous retribution on the unholy.
  • The God of all things would worry about ordering us to grow just our chin hairs to ridiculous lengths.

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