OK I was raised in the "truth" but no one ever studied with me. My parents were abusive and I got nothing from them or anyone in the "truth" no bible study any attention nothing from anyone.
I read the Great Teacher book to myself at the age of seven, and when I was in my mid teens I started studying on my own with no help from anyone nor any answers my questions expect to be rebuked if I asked the wrong question so I quit asking it was God's chosen religion after all who was I to question anything. I was baptized at the age of 12 by force from my parents and the elders went along with it, I did not have a clue what I was doing or getting into. Stupidly I bought into it being God's true religion I could kick myself now.
OK so I did not know the head coving thing at all. No one told me and I was never around when a sister had to do it. So there was this woman in the hall in her late 20's and she was a problem case not sure if she was baptized but none of the elders or their wives wanted to deal with her so they gave her to me to sort of study with, like go over the meeting parts with her to encourage her.
So this one day I meet for service and this older elder who was in his early 70's was the only one out I was about 17 at the time. So him and I went alone thinking back that was stupid on his part but anyway we went to this lady's home. I conducted the sort of study and this elder looked at me and said where is your head covering. I looked at him like he was nuts. I said head covering? What do you mean head covering? He said the Angel's are watching. Now at this point I was really thinking he was a little touched in the head and was joking with me. I kind of laughed and said 'woman need to wear head covering?' He was starting to get upset with me and I was thinking OK I had better go along with this just for now because I am kind of stuck here.
Anyway I came home and sure enough it was right there in the publications I just had never noticed. It really bothered me though because I felt it really put us as woman down in the religion and I just could not wrap my mind around a God of love expecting woman to do that. I was thinking this is what backwards religions like the Amish do. Seriously the "true religion" requires this of us.
So was I alone in my thoughts just wondering.