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Old 10-10-2017, 12:50 PM   #1
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Playthings of the ignorant

Make not yourselves the playthings of the ignorant. What does that even mean?
 
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Old 10-10-2017, 12:52 PM   #2
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In this context: "The choice of clothing and the cut of the beard and its dressing are left to the discretion of men. But beware, O people, lest ye make yourselves the playthings of the ignorant."??
 
Old 10-10-2017, 01:05 PM   #3
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Yeah and how can demeanour or clothing make you a plaything of the ignorant.
 
Old 10-10-2017, 07:15 PM   #4
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How about some of this for example:

https://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/...how/collection

Yuk!

:-)

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Old 10-10-2017, 11:48 PM   #5
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This to me would be that if you had he gift of Message of Baha'u'llah to share and you were to go to extremes in dress and grooming, you would shut the door to many conversations.

Thus I post this picture and ask the question, how easy would it be to have the required conversations if you chose this as your appearance?

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/...4_3182036k.jpg

http://www.cuttingedge.org/body-pierce.jpg

Regards Tony
 
Old 10-11-2017, 01:26 AM   #6
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This to me would be that if you had he gift of Message of Baha'u'llah to share and you were to go to extremes in dress and grooming, you would shut the door to many conversations.

Thus I post this picture and ask the question, how easy would it be to have the required conversations if you chose this as your appearance?

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/...4_3182036k.jpg

http://www.cuttingedge.org/body-pierce.jpg

Regards Tony
GOOOODDDDDD
 
Old 10-11-2017, 05:22 AM   #7
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My guess would be following ridiculous fashion trends or the like. Wearing something not because you want to but because other people want you to look that way.
 
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