Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Haircut sir?

One of the many, to me, strange and pointless hang-ups displayed by the ultra religious is an obsession with hair. Whether the faithful should grow it, or cut it, whether it should be covered, whether or not you should shave. One of the religious groups who have this hang-up is the Amish. Which is why, when a breakaway group of dissident Amish wanted to hit back at the community, they had left they kidnapped some of their former friends and cut their hair. This was an act designed to deeply humiliate their victims.

I can think of far worse things that could happen and you may wonder why I am finding this noteworthy. What amused me was the name of the dissidents’ ringleader, one Samuel Mullet.

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