Tipping Your Hat to a Woman is SATANIC

by JanH 31 Replies latest jw friends

  • JanH

    *** w52 4/15 254-5 Questions from Readers ***
    "* Is it proper for men to tip their hats to women?—G. S., Missouri.

    Some say hat-tipping started in the days of armored knights. In a book on customs we read: “In the presence of his superior officer the ordinary soldier would indicate his inferiority by removing his protecting helmet. Until the day that armor was laid aside forever no man dared appear helmeted before his king. Again habit became custom, and when equals met each knight removed his metal casque out of respect to the other.” Another book on the subject indicates it started even before that time: “Some authorities suppose that this custom did not originate until the days of chivalry and knighthood during the Middle Ages, but there is evidence that it was common among the Greeks, Romans and certain other ancient peoples. At any rate, it is believed that later it became customary to remove the headgear to show deference to a superior or as a mark of respect to a person of distinction. It was only a step further to lift the headdress as an act of politeness or gallantry to ladies. After the introduction of men’s hats a few centuries ago, raising the hat or completely removing it became a general method of greeting women. The practice retains some of its earlier significance and many people still take off their hats to salute distinguished persons of either sex. Respect for the national flag is shown in the same manner.”

    Incidentally, not only is patriotic significance given to this gesture as shown by its being done for the flag, but also religious significance is accorded to it in that Catholic men tip their hats when they pass the Catholic church. They do this as an act of worship toward the bread and wine that is inside the church and which according to their belief becomes the actual flesh and blood of Christ. So in doing this they believe they are paying homage to Jesus Christ, who they think is inside the church in the consecrated wafer.

    Man and woman were not created equal in power and glory; the man came first and was given special prerogatives. As Jehovah is the head over his wifely organization, and as Christ is the head over his espoused church, so the man is the head over the woman. It is the woman that is commanded to show respect and recognition of the man’s position of headship, and women who rebel at it are not so much rebelling against men as they are against God.—Gen. 3:16; 1 Cor. 11:2-10; Eph. 5:33.

    But in his world Satan has reversed matters. Starting in Eden, he has pushed the woman ahead of the man, exalted her above man and used her to bring about the downfall of men dedicated to Jehovah. He has flouted God by reversing the position of the sexes. But he is very subtle about it, camouflaging his work under the guise of harmless custom. Many customs are harmless, but when they contradict a theocratic principle Satan is behind it to discredit God. He is a past master at such deception. (2 Cor. 11:14) In this particular matter of hat-tipping he appeals to the vanity of women and the so-called gentlemanly qualities of men, and any man who does not comply with the subtle custom is considered crude and discourteous, disrespectful of womanhood. So out of a fear of what others may think the majority fall into conformity.—Prov. 29:25.

    To refrain from tipping the hat to a woman does not mean one disrespects her. Frequently it is the ones who are excessively courteous and gallant to women who show the least respect for womanhood. They use these flattering gestures and forms of outward courtesy hypocritically, as an opening wedge for improper advances that ultimately show disrespect and lead to misuse of women. It is not good to flatter people, to turn their head; it is to their harm. Specifically, why would a woman want this special show of respect from a man? One woman said in response to this question: “You don’t know how important it makes a woman feel to have a man tip his hat to her.” That is sufficient reason for Christians to refrain from the custom. It is not in the interests of the individual to make him feel important, whether the individual is male or female.

    Some might argue that the friendly nod of the head came from the practice of bowing—but the nod is given regardless of sex, by both men and women. It does not exalt the woman. If hat-tipping were done by both men and women to each other, as mutual greeting and show of respect for each other, at least it would not be exalting one above the other. When a customary show of respect is performed between men as well as between man and woman, when it does not set the woman apart for special honor because of her sex, then it does not seem Scripturally objectionable. Hat removal would be too inconvenient for the woman? Then why is it the man that is supposed to rise when a woman enters a room or comes to or leaves the table, and never the woman? Is it too inconvenient again? Is she pinned to the chair, as the hat is pinned to her head? What custom does exist whereby women show respect to men? The absence of any is not just by chance, but is by satanic design to untheocratically elevate the woman above the man. In many ways Satan has taken the woman from the position assigned her by God, taken her from the home and its duties and put her into politics and commerce and religious leadership, and thereby caused much of the modern breakdown on the family front.—Heb. 13:4; Rev. 2:20.

    The surface courtesies that are flattering to human vanity are not what real Christian women want; instead they cherish the respect and love of one Christian toward another, and which are shown in weightier ways than the untheocratic customs of Satan’s lustful world. Both men and women should stay in the place God assigned them, in human relationships and divine worship. Only such as are content with these assigned places will live in the new world. Open or subtly disguised creature worship and exaltation will have no place there. It has no place with true Christians now."

    - Jan
    Faith, n. Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel. [Ambrose Bierce, The Devil´s Dictionary, 1911]

  • MuzicmanCa

    This is too funny Jan. The sad thing is that the author is completley serious. It reminds of the time the elders from the hall paid me a visit at home to alert me of the dangers of sitting with a member of the opposite sex, i.e. masturbation. Couldn't believe it when they said that...It's kinda funny now, but it is quite a head-trip on the elders part to be telling young impressionable minds garbage like that. Things like that as well as the article you wrote only serve to distort the real relationship between the sexes, not clarify...


  • openminded

    Jan is this 100% verifyable from the WT? If it is I will forward this to my mom.(I am just double checking)

  • JAVA

    After giving this serious thought, I think women should always wear bonnets as a sign they are weaker and need male headship. The Society just sent me an example of approved head coverings for sisters (note also the pie she has prepared for her man):

    On the other hand, men are stronger and don't require hats that can be tipped. The only acceptable headgear for men are antlers or horns taken from the beast a brave warrior took from a dangerous animal slew with bare hands. You can see I'm wearing a modest example.

    ...counting time at the Coffee Shop

  • mommy

    Thank you for posting this article. My mouth dropped as I was reading it, I can't believes people actually bought this stuff. Of course the mentality continues to be the same in the org today.
    Of course we know everything is demonized or under Satan's influence. I just never thought I would see the day they think woman are as well. But the proof is in the pudding, connviently hid in a QFR.

  • VeniceIT

    This next excerpt is from the book A People For His Name by Timothy White

    (This could perhaps explain why Rutherford’s wife left him)

    Pg. 213 WOMEN

    Of particular note in Rutherford’s expose of Satan’s devices was his attitude toward women and their clubs and organizations. As Ezekiel was told to prophesy “Against the daughters of thy people, which prophesy out of they own heart.”(ez. 13:17) the Judge took it to be his job to blast the prevailing movements towards equality of the sexes. In 1919, “the Congress of the United States enfranchised women and this act was after the World War had ended and Satan had been cast out of heaven and had begun to prepare his forces for Armageddon.(Revelation 12:12, 16:13-16). The Women of America in particular began to compete with the men as prophets of peaces and to have a part in guiding and dictating the policies and political operations of Christendom. Since then they have wielded a great influence in the church organizations and in councils of state…The woman make monkeys or dupes of men. The men have become effeminate, soft easily influenced and have lost their real manhood and sturdiness in the affairs of sate and home. For instance, when men are sitting at a table and a woman approaches, all the men arise and pay her homage and thereby elevate her to a place above men. The men remove their hats upon entering an elevator, if a woman is present; and these things are said to be acts of respect and to show that man is a gentleman. But it is subtle, and the real meaning is much different from that. It is a scheme of Satan to turn men away from God and from his announced rule of the proper position of man and woman. The Lord has declared that no effeminate man shall inherit the kingdom of heaven (1 Cor 6:9) This proves that the scheme or habit of paying homage to women is not of God, but from the great enemy of God. It is a veneer of being a proper thing, and therefore is more subtle than otherwise.” His opinion on Mother’s Day is as follows: “The so called ‘Mothers Day’ was observed in America first in 1914, the very year that Satan’s world ended and when he knew his time was short to get ready for the great battle of Armageddon. To induce people to bestow honor and worship upon mothers would be one step towards turning the people away from the worship of God, and this is one of his means of preparing Armageddon…On the face of it the arrangement of Mothers Day seems harmless and calculated to do good. But the people are in ignorance of Satan’s subtle hand in the matter, and that he is back of the movement, to turn the people away from God. The slogan is: “The best mother who ever lived”; the purpose being to establish creature worship, or at least to divert the attention of man from the proper worship of God.”


  • neyank

    What about opening doors for the ladies?
    Is that also suppose to be satanic?
    How about helping them when they have a flat tire?

    I guess the Oriental culture has things in proper perspective.
    I was walking past a hospital entrance and I noticed a Oriental
    gentleman walking,smilling and smoking a BIG cigar.
    About 10 ft. behind him was a Oriental woman obviously in labor ready
    to have a baby. She was carrying 2 suitcases. One in each hand.
    Strugling to make it to the hospital in time.

    I think she was showing her husband proper respect.

    What do you think ladies?


  • RedhorseWoman

    So, it's true then. Satan works for Hallmark.

  • RedhorseWoman
    I think she was showing her husband proper respect.

    What do you think ladies?

    I think she should have found a better use for those suitcases; namely, place them securely in her husband's butt.

  • slipnslidemaster

    They can, will and do pervert the simplist things.

    They can suck the joy of life right out of the room over anything. Pretty soon Kingdom Halls won't have the color green anywhere in them because of some association with St. Patrick's Day.

    I mean really!!!!

    . o O (slipnslidemaster)

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