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    The title of this thread makes me think of this sort of thing:
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    Well, there's something in the bible about it (presumably Leviticus? Certainly, Old Testament) which I imagine is the root of the Chasidic peyoth (which is what the side-locks are called) and what Rastafarians call the Nazarene Vow. There's some interesting reggae on the topic; that Morgan Heritage tune about how you don't have to have dreadlocks to be a rasta caused quite a fuss, and there's an Anthony B tune about how you must have locks (called Nazarene Vow, I think; the tune also covers not eating pork). It's a common theme in Linval Thompson's work (Don't Cut Off Your Dreadlocks, Long Long Dreadlocks etc), and there's many a tune about an unfortunate barber getting his comeuppance. I like it when reggae vests locks with occult powers: "Dread flash him locks and weakheart drop"; hair as a weapon. I guess the Bobo Ashanti angle of wrapping dreads in a turban is interesting too - I've no idea why this is done.

    Didn't it used to be illegal to show your dreadlocks in Jamaica, hence (to some extent) the hats?

    I'd always assumed that the prohibition on haircutting in some religions was to do with your hair having been granted to you by God, and therefore being sacred and not really yours to mess about with.

    Incidentally while looking on Wikipedia for the correct name for Chasidic peyoth, I discovered that Chasidic boys' hair is kept long until the age of three, when it is cut ceremonially.

    Sorry for long and formless post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STN View Post
    Anyone know the reasons behind Sikhs not cutting their hair? Muslim guys are meant to have beards as well aren't they? And there's the Chasidic side-curl thing...

    So I agree with Woebot that hair habits seem to feature in a fair old range of religions.
    i think muslim men have beards cos its about accepting what god has given them, ie don't cut it off as its meant to grow.

    my other feelings about religion and beards come from my own experience of having long hair and a fairly large beard at times, it's quite hard to look after and a long beard is a bit itchy and you loose some of your face behind it, so it's got dedication points if you like, like being faithful is.
    dreadlocks and tam's - funny eh?
    it's from the scottish national hat the tam o shanter i think .
    rasta tams are more or less like drum shaped hats.

    dreads are all over diff religions, esp the spiritual direct connection guys, sadhu's dervishes, nazarites and coptic monks. - samson in the bible was meant to have em too.

    I always fancy growing my hair long again but i wonder if im not a little too short on top now for it to look lustrous!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mms View Post
    i think muslim men have beards cos its about accepting what god has given them, ie don't cut it off as its meant to grow.
    Would that apply to knobcheese and blackheads too then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by noel emits View Post
    Would that apply to knobcheese and blackheads too then?
    only if they're seen as signifiers of cultural identity, which could certainly be the case with nobcheese with regard circumcision etc.

    A bit is written about it here which I found interesting - hair, not nobcheese religions...

    http://www.gurmat.info/sms/smspublic...bols/chapter7/

    I was always told by the witches not to get your hair cut when the moon is on the wane, cos you'd go bald. That's my hair tip for today.

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    It is weird that shaving and cutting hair is considered the norm in much of the world. Other animals don't need appliances to carry out basic grooming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noel emits View Post
    Would that apply to knobcheese and blackheads too then?
    cleanliness is next to godliness, which is why bobo dreads run the broom industry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by noel emits View Post
    It is weird that shaving and cutting hair is considered the norm in much of the world. Other animals don't need appliances to carry out basic grooming.
    Other animals tend to have parasites. In fact it's pretty exceptional in nature not to be infested with all sorts of creepy-crawlies most of the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Tea View Post
    Other animals tend to have parasites. In fact it's pretty exceptional in nature not to be infested with all sorts of creepy-crawlies most of the time.
    sure but animals groom themselves and each other too.
    animals don't have appliances to do anything though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mms View Post
    sure but animals groom themselves and each other too.
    animals don't have appliances to do anything though!
    Indeed: they generally just eat them. Free protein (which came from you in the first place!) is not to be sniffed at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Tea View Post
    Other animals tend to have parasites. In fact it's pretty exceptional in nature not to be infested with all sorts of creepy-crawlies most of the time.
    We have parasites as well. Tons of em. In your eyelashes, your hair, your intestines, everywhere. Mostly microscopic, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nomadologist View Post
    We have parasites as well. Tons of em. In your eyelashes, your hair, your intestines, everywhere. Mostly microscopic, though.
    i've heard that something like 1/5 of the population have intestinal worms their entire life and just don't know about it.

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    Actually we are mostly composed of non-human cells, according to these people.

    http://www.wired.com/medtech/health/news/2004/10/65252

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    Quote Originally Posted by zhao
    i've heard that something like 1/5 of the population have intestinal worms their entire life and just don't know about it.
    Yup.

    Quote Originally Posted by noel emits View Post
    Actually we are mostly composed of non-human cells, according to these people.

    http://www.wired.com/medtech/health/news/2004/10/65252
    Yup. All life is bacteria-based. Bacteria reproduces sexually. I've also heard people talk about how we're ultimately made of left over dust/energy from exploded stars or something like that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nomadologist View Post
    Yup. All life is bacteria-based. Bacteria reproduces sexually.
    You mean asexually. Seriously just try getting it on with some bacteria, they never give it up.
    Quote Originally Posted by nomadologist View Post
    I've also heard people talk about how we're ultimately made of left over dust/energy from exploded stars or something like that...
    Joni Mitchell? Mobi? Hoagy Carmichael? It's what they say isn't it, that all the elements that make up our bodies were forged in burning stars.

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