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good historic commentary, minus the modern (inaccurate) religious comparison

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in response to reader comment: Prostitutes had to wear hijab 7000 years ago

Submitted by JinCan (Canada), Jul 8, 2021 at 00:47

This was an interesting historical article, until opinion entered in the final paragraphs. The author clearly does not understand the difference between Mormonism and Christianity, nor the distinction between Catholic and Protestant Christianity. Mormon women are not veiled. Growing up near the centre of the Mormon religion, I never once saw a veiled Mormon woman. Christian women are not veiled (except, perhaps, in the Middle East), and Catholic nuns are not "prostitutes of Jesus Christ"; rather they have taken a vow of celibacy (abstaining from all sexual activity) in order to help the poor and do good in the world. They may wear a veil, but it is because they cut their hair short in order to not have to focus on their appearance so they can focus on their work. They dress alike so they can focus on their work, not on each other. They are far from being prostitutes. Christian prostitution does not exist, and I disagree that Christianity is oppressive to women. Jesus Christ actually liberated women, elevating them in His day and in history to follow, far above the position given to women by any other culture or religion either before or since, giving dignity. Jesus Christ taught and lived the message that men and women are equally valuable and important to God.

So the information on Sumer and Mesopotamia was accurate, as far as my previous study of that ancient culture is concerned, but the comments on modern religion (Christianity, Catholic nuns and Mormonism) are made from a position of ignorance or inaccurate information OR the desire to lead others into false thinking.

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