Do male atheists tend toward some sort of facial hair (mustache, beard, etc.) more than christians? I'm seeing a lot of facial hair in here. Or do men with facial hair respond more to this type of discussion?

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I have a total love/hate relationship with my hair.

I drift between Albert Einstein/Mr Clean up top and goatee/babyface below the eyes and above the neck. It has nothing to do with my beliefs and everything to do with the weather. If it gets to hot I shave it all off, and as it starts to get colder I let it fill out. Alas since I have begun to go white the facial hair aspect has lost some appeal to me since it's not as a pronounced effect as it once was.
Smart people have facial hair
Should I shave or should I grow (na na na na na na na na)
Should I shave or should I grow (na na na na na na na na)
If I shave there will be trouble....
If I don't there will be stubble.
So you've got to let me know:
Should I shave or should I grow?
It's always tweeze, tweeze, tweeze (na na na na na na na na)
And then it grows behind your knees (na na na na na na na na)
It now is gray what once was black (na na na na na na na na)
Never mind what's on my back (na na na na na na na na)
So c'mon and let me know:
Should I shave or should I grow?
Atheists are just more rugged individuals.
Hi,

I'm a strict vegan, no receding hairline and no facial hair. I've noticed, within the atheist community, that there appears to be a small percentage of people over 50 that choose to grow beards and mustaches, but that's about the same percentage as people that are Christians and Jews.
Is the veganism the reason there is no receding hairline and no facial hair? Why would that be?

As for the "people over 50", I imagine that you mean men over 50, since even fewer women atheists wear beards and moustaches than men - not unheard of, but rare. I guess I was old before my time, I've worn a beard since about 21.
Daniel,

That's a question I can't answer on my own. I do believe that Dr. Neil Barnard, M.D. did a study on vegans and non-vegans to determine if there was any correlation between diet and hair loss and the outcome did determine that men and women that are vegan experience little to no hair loss versus omnivores. If you're interested you could probably do a search on it. I do have a background in nutrition but I've never bothered to research this issue because I don't have a problem.
I don't like facial hair on myself.I shave when I start to get any.It makes me feel itchy.
There's no correlation.

If you look at the "Four Horsemen" --- only 1 of them sports a beard consistently. Hitchens now and again, and I've never seen Harris nor Dawkins with a beard.


Facial hair looks great on some men and silly on others. I wear facial hair sometimes and shave at other times.


Again... no correlation.
As you can see, I have facial hair. I'm 18 now, but I've been able to grow a beard ever since I was 13. I started shaving around 12 years old. There isn't a correlation. . . or is there? Nah. I burgeoned a beard because I just don't look right without one.
None for me thanks. I used to do the "goat" thing but once it came in grey I looked 20 years older. Brown hair with a completely grey beard is a disturbing look.
I'm sure there's a genetic link between facial hair lack of religious belief!!

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