Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Baldness: A Gift From God

Carl Trueman:

Yet baldness is nonetheless a great gift from the Lord, in that it imposes a certain dignity on the ageing process by cutting off the various less dignified options (e.g., ponytails, which shouldn’t be sported by anyone over 30; and mullets which, frankly, should not be sported by anyone, anywhere, anytime. Period.). Of course, there are those, even Christians, who fight against this divinely-imposed dignity. Dreadful toupees abound in the church, along with frightful transplants, and the ubiquitous `comb-over’ or `sweep.’ The latter seems predicated on the false notion that, if you have six hairs to stretch across the barren landscape of your otherwise shiny pate, nobody will notice that you have gone completely bald. Or perhaps there is a belief somewhere that, in the country of the bald, the one-haired man is king. Come on, gents, parade your baldness with pride and accept the dignity which your divinely-imposed hair loss brings with it.

Read the whole thing, which is actually a very insightful post about generational changes. Hat tip to Joe Carter.


jim said...

I venture to say, despite the file name on this pic, that this is a "randomly selected bald man...." I won't mention where I've seen him before....

But if one were to want to email me and ask, I've been told that I can't keep secrets in the face of a Mars Bar.

jim said...

that this is NOT a "randomly selected bald man..."

John said...

By all means prove otherwise, Jim. Whoever this person turns out to be, it is sheer coincidence.

bob said...

After all God only made so many perfect heads.

jim said...

By all means prove otherwise, Jim. Whoever this person turns out to be, it is sheer coincidence.

Read my comment. It will take a MARS BAR. So before you go demanding proof, you supply the treat.

Don't you go claiming superiority and freedom from wrongdoing without supplying the MARS bar.

Don't demand of my time and life with out supplying the MARS bar.

Let all of you hear. I will do nothing for any of you without you first supplying the MARS bar.

So get off my back! (unless you have a MARS bar).

Greg said...

As the graphic designer who edited the photo of the "randomly selected bald man" I thank you for using our new photo of him. The old one was quite visually noisy and made me feel shame.

By the way, your blog rocks!

John said...

Thanks, Greg. Of course, I have no idea who this bald man is, but I am glad that he fit the post so well.