14-Sep-2010, 13:48 PM
Re: Why are we not allowed to cut hair when it's ok to cut nails, since both are created by God?
Well well..it does appear that in Skeptic.Freethinker Ji's absence
Originally Posted by harryputtar89
Oh so since the guy who started the thread is traveling and isn't here to put you back in your place as he was doing , when he was around, you think it's perfectly fine to have a picnic now with these not so cerebral questions!!
Doesn't matter, let's analyze your question.
Logic and reasoning isn't your forte, is it?
Anyways, first of all let me congratulate you on at least initiating some rational thoughts in your mind. There are not many people around here who would try to answer your questions and not sure when skeptic dude would be back so let me take a strike at these:-
Why do we eat the flesh and not the bone? Because it's not logical. Hard bone segments are hard to swallow, can cause choking and if swallowed, can damage our elementary canal. Logical and Practical
Why do we peel the bananas - since both are provided by nature. - Well, first of all, in many parts of he word, the banana peel is indeed eaten and if you really want to, you can very well eat the banana skin. So the question is non sensical. But lets suppose you meant to ask " Why the most popular way to eat banana is to eat it without the peel?" Well, the answer is that the outer portion isn't as sweet and a bit harder to chew. So normal rational, logical people 'prefer' to eat it without the peel. Logical and Practical
Now let's go back to what you were trying to negate.
Why do majority of the world population cut their nails? - Because shorter nails are easier to work with and easy to keep clean. Logical and Practical
Why do majority of the world population cut their hairs? - Easier to maintain, easy to keep clean. Dust and food particles get stuck in them if you have a long free flowing beard or long hair. But the people in colder climates tend to keep beards as it helps them trap body heat and the people in warmer climates tend to keep shorter hair and no beards for the exact inverse reason. See.... Logical and Practical
Now lets go to the other question -- "Why are we sikhs supposed to keep long hair without any logic and reason when we are pretty rational about cutting our nails?" In other words, why do we do something so illogical?, when we are perfectly logical about so many other things like not eating bones!!
And in last 5-6 pages of this thread, skeptic showed that there isn't any logical reason behind keeping long hair and beard and it's just a matter of faith. Not sure if he himself realized this yet, but I did.
And so I have already emailed the link to this thread to all my cousins including the ones in India. I'm sure they will also like to join the discussion
Yes, that's exactly what the skeptic guy asked. This was the very basis of his question. Since you don't have any answer, you tried to get back with above questions, since you know he is not responding now days. Good try!
you have appointed yourself guardian of the quest to answer the great question posed in the title of this thread.
It has been an interesting thread in that the debate has been about a particular article of faith when the overall
spiritual path itself has so much to offer
Different strokes for different folks
Some will be content to follow all aspects of discipline their religion requires, whereas others will be happier to evade the bits they
I would suggest there is more to being a good person, a spiritual person, a moral person or any other positive aspect you can think of
than strict adherence to an article of faith. At the end of the day, a mad axe murderer with kesh is still a mad axe murderer...
So adherence to articles of faith should not be blind or forced but should be because you want to
And instead of focussing in on just one aspect, consider everything else this path has to offer. Have you done that? Is it a path you value?
Are there other aspects that you are not entirely comfortable with?
Re your references to logic and reasoning, perhaps you could find a path that requires no faith and requires no commitment
from its followers to demonstrate they are adherents of the faith but is built solely on logic and reasoning?
In that regard, you may consider becoming a Vulcan (Star Trek). I daresay there are some small internet communities out there that can facillitate
this and make it happen for you