Monday, September 25, 2006

Why Edward and I don't play together

No, you are not seeing things and yes, that is Edward Scissorhands on my blog. I do not play with Edward Scissorhands. He scares me. I am clumsy enough that I do not need help get various cuts and scratches without his help.

Ok, ok. There is a point. I actually just needed a catchy title so that you would read one of my *snore* deep posts.

In the lunchline today, for lord knows what reason, my friend Liz asked me, "Why don't you cut your hair, Becca?" Well, I decided that this was a good time for me to try to actually reach someone with my beliefs instead of just using the generic "I'm Pentecostal." or "I don't think that it's right." or as my friends often like to interject for me, "It's against her religion."So I told her that it was in the Bible that women should not cut their hair. She didn't believe me. Well, I happened to have my Bible in my bookbag. So after searching, and searching and searching and searching and searching and searching (and well you get the point) for about 20 minutes I found it.

1 Corinthians 11
But any woman who prays or prophesies with her head unveiled brings shame upon her head, for it is one and the same thing as if she had had her head shaved.
For if a woman does not have her head veiled, she may as well have her hair cut off. But if it is shameful for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, then she should wear a veil.
5 A man, on the other hand, should not cover his head, because he is the image and glory of God, but woman is the glory of man.
For man did not come from woman, but woman from man;
nor was man created for woman, but woman for man;
for this reason a woman should have a sign of authority 6 on her head, because of the angels.
7 Woman is not independent of man or man of woman in the Lord.
For just as woman came from man, so man is born of woman; but all things are from God.
8 Judge for yourselves: is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head unveiled?
Does not nature itself teach you that if a man wears his hair long it is a disgrace to him,
whereas if a woman has long hair it is her glory, because long hair has been given (her) for a covering?

For some reason this didn't convince them all that much. But I did get them to listen to me, which was kind of nice. Oh and when I say them I mean that all the people at my table were getting into the conversation. Chelsea didn't believe that I had never cut my hair. Kirstin thought I was just retarded. Aymara and Liz were actually listening. Trying to prove me wrong, but listening. It was kind of cool to have my whole table having a conversation that wasn't about (as the one half of the table does) sex, drugs, or who was pregnant. They actually had a wholesome conversation for once. I honestly didn't know that that was possible.


Liz said...

you go girl!

Theresa said...

I'm proud of you, Becky!