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The theology of beards. Seems in heaven all men will have a beard.

https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2019/16-august/features/features/will-men-have-beards-in-heaven

But what about hell where no doubt a lot of us will end up. Will beards be allowed? Will moustaches be obligatory in purgatory?

We need to know.

“There is no point in using the word 'impossible' to describe something that has clearly happened.”
― Douglas Adams

T42

  • Tea tank
Maybe they'll be burnt off every day and grow back overnight for another go, like Prometheus's liver.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

ian

  • fatuously disingenuous
    • The Suburban Survival Guide
Hell isn't nearly as hot as claimed. Certainly, Phoenix is a lot worse. Finestre, the Demon of Such Things, certainly doesn't have a beard but then she wouldn't.
!nataS pihsroW

Mr Larrington

  • A bit ov a lyv wyr by slof standirds
  • Custard Wallah
    • Mr Larrington's Automatic Diary
We've only got the word of, well, hellfire preachers that Hell is toasty-warm and it's not as if their reputation for truthiness is rated A1 at Lloyds.  As I recall, the Norse equivalent was notably chilly.  I'll let Thee Panel know about the current state of Phoenix in a couple of weeks time.
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Satisfying the Bloodlust of the Masses in Peacetime

ian

  • fatuously disingenuous
    • The Suburban Survival Guide
It's languishing in the mid-40s at the moment. Phoenix, not Hell. Hell is, all said, far nicer. Even my apartment in Lower Clandestine, though you occasionally get a sniff of the river.
!nataS pihsroW

I wonder whether Hell smells of dead dogs as Arizona did when we last visited?  :o
Cats to the left of me, cats to the right of me, cats sitting on my keyboard making far more sense than I do.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
It's currently 19 degrees and raining in Hell, or rather in Hel, which is on the Baltic. The ratio of bearded to unbearded men is unknown, as is the number of dead dogs.
sideways bounding monkey lounging under fruit tree

ian

  • fatuously disingenuous
    • The Suburban Survival Guide
Strictly speaking all the dogs in Hell are dead, like the people. It's not like you can take a bus there (leastways, not since the latest round of cuts). Not everyone benefits from a Hell Portal under the hallway floor, as we do in The Asbestos Palace.
!nataS pihsroW

T42

  • Tea tank
Just remembered: I've been there:

Hell

Phoenix be damned, it's in Hochfelden.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
Whereas Paradise is in Gloucestershire: https://goo.gl/maps/ZaTJQgcQtu8wNRdR9
sideways bounding monkey lounging under fruit tree

Mr Larrington

  • A bit ov a lyv wyr by slof standirds
  • Custard Wallah
    • Mr Larrington's Automatic Diary
Last time I went to Arizona the weather was pleasantly warm, but then I was mostly at altitude.  Not been to Phoenix since 2005, when it didn't smell of dead dogs.  ["The Death of the Soul*" - Mr Sunshine], on the other hand, does smell of dead dogs, as that's the staple diet of the natives.

* Edmonton
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Satisfying the Bloodlust of the Masses in Peacetime

Ruthie

  • Her Majester
Strictly speaking all the dogs in Hell are dead, like the people. It's not like you can take a bus there (leastways, not since the latest round of cuts). Not everyone benefits from a Hell Portal under the hallway floor, as we do in The Asbestos Palace.

I beg to differ.  CS Lewis described a bus service to Hell in 'The Great Divorce'.

Milk please, no sugar.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
He also described the first Tardis. Sort of. Would Dr Who have happened without the Wardrobe?
sideways bounding monkey lounging under fruit tree

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
This is too good for the crap jokes thread...

Q. What do you get if you cross Bill Clinton and Donald Trump?

A. Found in your cell, unresponsive.