DEAR COPTS, SHAVE YOUR MUSTACHES AND BEARDS!
The sculpture of the Seated Scribe or Squatting Scribe; 4th Dynasty, 2620 – 2500 BC (the Louvre Museum in Paris)
The Copts must start cutting off all connection with Arab/Muslim culture by shaving their facial hair. This can be a good beginning. Yes, Copts must be clean shaven. I advocate this even if they are priests unless they are monks – and this should be optional.
I cannot understand the culture that puts in the mind of people that a mustache or a beard is a sign of manhood. This culture is foreign to us; and we must resist it.
The Pharaohs, our ancestors, were clean shaven – and so we must. In Ancient Egyptian art, an Egyptian is differentiated from a Libyan or Asian by the absence of facial hair.
I understand individual choice but for the phenomenon to be widely spread, one must come to the conclusion that it’s based on culture. You and I may have tried to grow a beard or mustache in the past without understanding the cultural significance of it – now you know! Shave!