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Author Topic: It's different in there: McCotter & Headcoverings  (Read 39333 times)
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« Reply #40 on: December 29, 2008, 05:18:12 pm »

What's interesting about that question, at least regarding the text's statement, is that it merely acknowledges, as an accepted fact among people by nature, that hair length of someone of this or that sex, does matter: that one is a shame, the other is not; it doesn't, however, call one or the other (at least explicitly) sinful; perhaps, however, it could be in one sense or another, dishonoring to God.

It does distinguish between that and the covering, though (if she won't be covered, let her be shorn to shame her); I think that in Biblical terms it probably matters...but that it's not something we're necessarily authorized to dogmatize over. I would never think it acceptable, for instance, to go to Africa and tell the inhabiting women to grow their hair out because otherwise it is shameful (they often shave their heads throughout Africa to keep lice and other nasties at bay).

Anyway, I'm interested in a response from EAS myself regarding your question, you? : )
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