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Fri Feb 3, 2017, 01:26 PM

Interested in thoughts from folks here on this issue (link to reddit thread)

Does anyone (women) cover their heads full-time?

I also posted a similar post to this in /r/Catholicism and I'm looking for answers from women of all variations of Christianity. I have no idea how to properly x-post something (I don't really post to reddit often) so I hope this is alright! Post is edited a bit.

So this I guess is another post about 1 Corinthians and veiling. I know that there are people who veil during Mass/church and some people who veil also during prayer, but I just have a few questions about that if y'all don't mind!

Why don't women veil full-time anymore? It seems like Paul was talking about veiling both in the context of prayer and church AND in terms of just being a woman. And in most biblical depictions of saints or women (especially Mary) they're all covered as well. Why do people not veil all the time anymore? Was that sort of a break from the feminist movement or something?

On the off-chance there are women here who DO full-time veil, what do you use? Why did you start? What reactions do you get? How do you respond to people who say it's sexist?

Corinthians is causing me to think about veiling, perhaps doing it full-time. I don't see the way that 1 Corinthians can be a "veil sometimes if you want to" type deal, at least from what I understand. I don't want to offend anyone or insinuate that anyone should or should not veil, I'm just curious! I know nuns and religious sisters veil, I'm more talking about just your average Christian women out & about in the world.

I also struggle with the head analogy, "The head of every man is Christ, but the head of every woman is man. Yet truly, the head of Christ is God." Is that to mean that men are godly and women are not?

https://www.reddit.com/r/Christianity/comments/5rrfpl/does_anyone_women_cover_their_heads_fulltime/

Quite an interesting thread going on there, your thoughts?

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Response to Strange Luck (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2017, 02:40 PM

1. 1 Corinthians 11 deals with covering the head

men who cover their head, according to paul, dishonor god. i assume paul was not talking about the $50 red ball caps "make rome great again."

women, on the other hand, "came from man," so must keep their heads covered. i don't know. maybe the corinthians need a better sex ed teacher?

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Response to Strange Luck (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2017, 02:44 PM

2. Concerning your last paragraph,

thd Biblical psssage establishes a heirarchy. Godliness passes through man to woman. Nothing in this passage implies that men are godly and women are not.

Concerning veiling, not being Catholic, I have no opinion on it at this time. I will have to do some reading first.

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Response to Strange Luck (Original post)

Sat Feb 4, 2017, 10:51 AM

3. Many catholic orders no longer wear habits (burka's).

Couple of Popes ago, they liberalized the RC to include the Mass in the common tongue. For Americans that would be English, for Germans German, etc.

Same time, the tradition of veiling went away, or became optional.

Confession was included inside of the Mass.

As to what it means man to Christ, woman to man, Christ is God; it has several implications.

Obvious, paternalism as a justification in social standing, as in God's order of Creation.

Taken out of the context of the story of Creation, a form of selective reading, it is too simplistic in concept.

The 5th Commandment. Honor your Mother and Father.

A lot depends on where concepts are preached or taught.

All three Abrahamic religions have the same root.

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