Originally Posted By: Ellis
... a woman could not enter the Anglican church without a head covering thanks to Paul's edicts!

So---- a universalist--maybe---- if you were the right sort (ie male) --- but a few problems if you were a bit of an uppity female!
I think that Paul was ambivalent about women. He was also ambivalent about circumcision, and the end of history, which he failed to predict. In other words, he was not infallible. Neither was Jesus. Is anyone? Well, perhaps you and I are, eh? laugh

BTW, I suspect--just my opinion--he had a dominant-kind of mother, or wife--his "thorn in the flesh". I also suspect that he had no idea his letters would become part of the Bible--and thus a basis for laws--of the future.
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