Barber training for elders. 1 Cor 11:6 is ignored.

by Open mind 8 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Open mind
    Open mind

    I wonder if the elders will be trained on how to shear off a woman's hair at the new elder's school in Patterson this year?

    "For if a woman does not cover herself, let her also be shorn;..."

    1 Corinthians 11:6 NWT

    The scriptural edict is pretty clear. So why don't we ever hear about Judicial Committee's culminating in a Jezebel shearing ceremony?


  • WTWizard

    That could well be just up the pipe. Hey, if they are going to commit fornication, why not shave their hair bald so they cannot readily find anyone willing to do it? Or, at least limit their options so they will be forced back in the cancer?

    I think someone ought to give Brother Hounder a nice Mohawk. Or better yet, make their hair look like a nice and sloppy haircut. The hounders that would impose that penalty on the sisters ought to be the ones to get haircuts that make them look sloppy. That way, they might not qualify for "privileges" any more.

  • compound complex
    compound complex

    Interesting point ...


  • Open mind
    Open mind

    JW's regularly and easily dismiss horrific and/or embarrassing Divine commands from the Hebrew Scriptures (OT) since we're no longer "under the Law".

    But how about the Greek Scriptures (NT)?

    How often have you heard something like this cross a holier-than-thou JW's lips:

    "What part of 'ABSTAIN FROM BLOOD' don't the churches of Christendom understand? It's so simple. The Greek Scriptures say it. I believe it. I'll even let my kid die over this clear command from GOD if necessary."

    Yes, many JWs are truly ready to lay their own lives (or their children's) on the line when they see it as "Black and White" in scripture.

    Well, Paul was pretty clear. If a woman prays with an uncovered head (presumably in the presence of a Christian penis-possessor) cut her hair off. Why do JWs so blatantly disregard this Divine Command?

    Also, why isn't "Marry only in the Lord" a disfellowshiping offense? Paul was pretty clear on that one too.


  • yknot

    Not happening........

    In today's world many women cut their hair because of life changes, too risky to start shorning as it might lead to total liberation ( or really cheesy pink nylon wigs like Britney Spears). LOL just ask my husband after cutting my locks to a sleek bob last weekend I have been sassin' him quite a bit and feel a renewed spirit.

  • bennyk

    My wife actually took a bit of flak from the Elders and their louder halves because she covers.

    My wife and I were not amused.

  • R.Crusoe

    If the lady is with me = I'll be the one to carry out the Brazillian styling!

    Of course if she has friends they are welcome too!

  • Open mind
    Open mind

    The wording here in English is similar to how James asks "Is there anyone sick among you? Let him call the older men..."

    James 5:14

    (The JWD poster "Confession" has a wonderful thread all about this verse called "That Voice" that asserts that James 5:14 was more a helpful suggestion than a required command for all Christians as the WT would have us believe.)

    If the WT says that James's "Let him call the older men..." is a command that must be obeyed, then how is 1 Cor 11:6 "Let her be shorn" any less of a command?

    Any Greek experts out there?


  • Open mind
    Open mind


    bttt for the weekend crowd.

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