Here we go again with sola scriptura idiocy. Paul was writing to a specific people, of a specific culture, of a specific time, I believe the exact people he was writing to is directly referenced is it not? It was not written to us in this current age, and there was a much different understanding of principles at the time, so could we all stop applying everything literally, and read the Bible as a guide point instead of being the final authority on everything?
Paul was a Bigot when it came to women, why should a woman be any less then any man (and I'm a man), the covering of her head was to show submission to men, and I find it wrong for any person to think they are above anyone else in life.
We do not stone people in public as per the bible. We generally don't kill because god tells us. We don't have a "bride-price". We don't condone men being superior to women. There are a lot of things in the bible that so called Christians do not follow. Add covering your head to this list.
A woman has the choice to wear a head covering if she views it as a sign of her submission to the authority of her husband. However, it is a personal choice and not something that should be used to judge spirituality. The real issue here is the heart attitude of obedience to God's authority and submission to His established order "as to the LORD" (Ephesians 5:22). God is far more concerned with an attitude of submission than an outward display of submission via a head covering. First Timothy 2:9-10, "I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God." Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/head-coverings.html#ixzz2O5EimyUf
This text has no applicability to us today. Paul is speaking about a ?tradition? that he has handed on. Hence, since this is not the tradition of the modern church, we hardly need to consider this text.
The head covering is the hair. Hence, the applicability today is that women should wear (relatively) long hair.
No. Most Christians dont. Thats mostly a Jew and Muslim thing. One of my uncles belongs to a very strict conservative baptist denomination that has all sorts of strict dress codes, esp for women, and even they dont demand women cover their heads.