Chris B, in response to your question about equality, Sikhnextdoor dot org says:
"When the religion was founded over 500 years ago, only wealthy men wore
turbans as a sign of status and many kings wore turbans. Since Sikhs have
believed in the equality of all people since the creation of their religion, all
Sikhs wear the turban as a sign of equality."In a modern
context, however, I don't think it's a stretch to say that the turban
promotes equality primarily because its wearers intend for it to do so. The
symbol itself means very little without the symbolism the community attaches to
it. The same could be said of most other symbols, from pink ribbons promoting
breast cancer awareness to the sign of the cross.
@Tolstoy,Your response in no way addresses any question I asked.It appears you are trying to make a profound comment but it falls
painfully short if there was any intention in answering my question, as there
appears to be since you addressed me. I asked how wearing something
on your head "promoted equality" as the Sikhs are claiming.What is so difficult to understand about my original question?Kalindra understood and provided an answer that at the very least addresses
the question I asked.Equality may be a spiritual matter to
others.Fine.I never suggested it didn't. Care to address my question now Tolstoy?If you have a different
but logical answer other than Kalindra I would love to hear it. But
please read/comprehend what my question is.
@chris Btwo things Chris, first, Spring street stated
"It may mean nothing to you and I but holds great importance to them and
maybe that's enough" clearly not trying to claim your are LDS or show
disrepect towards the LDS church. Second thing' equality may
not be a spiritual matter to you but it may well be for others.
Kalinda,Thank you for providing a coherent and rational answer.If that is the true answer, then thank you. I did know now that is how
those people felt and it was a legitimate question to wonder why they think
putting something on their heads would produce a feeling of equality.Other people on these boards, instead of responding to a simple and very basic
question, resorted to bashing the Mormon church. Which frankly I don't
care one way or another since I'm Catholic.But it just goes to
show their lack of reading comprehension.Again Kalindra, if that is their true belief about putting something on their head to hide
their hair, thank you for giving an answer that at least addresses the question
I asked.Others struggled with that simple concept.
springstreet,Your poor attempt at a shot at the Mormon church falls
short, since I'm not LDS.Your "answer" also falls
painfully short of coherence. If my question had been "how does
wearing something on your head promote spirituality" then an answer of
"blah blah blah" which you gave likely would suffice, since spirituality
can mean anything to different people.However, my question was about
equality.Most people agree on the definition or at least concept of
equality.So what is the meaning of equality to the Sikhs that then
suggests putting something on their head fulfills?Care to try again?
@ Chris B: When you see someone wearing a turban, do you know how much hair
they have underneath it? No? Then the amount of hair is assumed to be equal
and a bald man has the same standing as every other man.
pair not pare sorry
@Chris bThe same way a pare of underwear promote's spirituality,
through the meaning believers place on it. It may mean nothing to you and I but
holds great importance to them and maybe that's enough.
"Sikhs wear turbans to protect their uncut hair, promote equality and
preserve their identity, according to RealSikhism.com"How
exactly does wearing something on your head "promote equality"?