Attitudes to witches (was Re: The Potterverse)

minnow at minnow at
Sun Feb 22 17:58:05 EST 2004

Irina wrote:

>On Sunday 22 February 2004 17:14, minnow at wrote:
>> There are texts in the bible about almost anything, and if we choose
>> to emphasise them they are there ready for use: Paul for instance is
>> widely quoted at the moment as condemning homosexuality, but almost
>> never quoted as forbidding women to speak in church (except when
>> there is a row about women priests going on), and I have *never*
>> heard him quoted as forbidding people to plait their hair, which he
>> also did. (1 Peter 3,3, if anyone is interested: it's thrown in as
>> adornment along with jewels and fine clothes, but I can see how some
>> sect could use it as "women with their hair in braids are unGodly!",
>> or it could be used to condemn Rastafarians if someone felt that way
>There is indeed a Protestant sect which forbids women to plait their
>hair; I think it's "The Brethren" but their site is down at the moment
>so I can't confirm that.

I might have known.  *sigh*  There *would* be.


To unsubscribe, email dwj-request at with the body "unsubscribe".
Visit the archives at

More information about the Dwj mailing list