Attitudes to witches (was Re: The Potterverse)

minnow at belfry.org.uk minnow at belfry.org.uk
Sun Feb 22 17:58:05 EST 2004


Irina wrote:

>On Sunday 22 February 2004 17:14, minnow at belfry.org.uk 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.

Minnow


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