In choosing his first priests, Jesus chose men. It’s just as theologically important to point out that all of these men had beards. Did having a beard make these men more saintly? Maybe. Did it make their efforts to spread the Gospel that much more effective? It’s quite possible! The lesson here is never to argue with Jesus.
Seriously though, this post is all in good fun, and in no way do we look down upon any man who chooses to live beard-less. Nor do we think they will spend extra time in purgatory because of their naked chin (at least not that much).
There’s some fun stuff in this article, and lots of great quotes from past saints. Having an awesome beard isn’t a fad, but instead a time honored tradition dating back centuries.
In 198 AD St. Clement of Alexandria writes:
“For God wished women to be smooth, and rejoice in their locks alone growing spontaneously, as a horse in his mane; but has adorned man, like the lions, with a beard…”