Friday, February 15, 2008

Clerical Collars + Soul Patches = A "True Man" and a Cool Pastor

First, for hundreds of years, if not a millennium or more, clergy have been sporting clerical garb. This is not limited to Roman Catholics, Anglicans or Lutherans. What's more (and what's interesting) is that Puritans (the ones we'd all think would not sport such garb) also thought it a good idea to do so. Here, see for yourself:












If a clerical collar was good enough for this Puritan, I'm sure it's good enough for anyone else. Moreover, I could have posted the likeness of Thomas Boston, Thomas Brooks, etc. to make my point.

Second, if there's one style of facial hair that screams "COOL" it's the soul patch. And who's cooler than Johnny Depp?










Therefore, the math is simple:
A CLERICAL COLLAR + A SOUL PATCH = A "TRUE MAN" AND A COOL PASTOR

P.S. Methinks he doth protest too much. Perhaps he's just jealous?

2 comments:

Foolish Sage said...

You should not fell so all alone / everybody must get stoned!

A few months back the man in questions stopped by the bookstore and told me that an upcoming wages of spin was inspired by me. I was flattered and couldn't wait to see which fruit of the Spirit I exemplified.

Turns out that was his piece doubting the True Man-ness of middle-aged men with pony tales.

Why is it men who can't grow hair atop their head who seem obsessed about those of us who have it in abundance elsewhere? ;-)

I saw we make a t-shirt: "Metropresbyterian and proud!"

Justin said...

Ah. You need to be Anglican, Matthew.

:)