Here is the original question:
When I first heard about this, I thought, "oh, this must be from the old test!" However I was wrong. Per the 1 Corinthians 11:6, should women wear a covering such as the Hijab?
That's just lazy. It didn't even spell (out/correctly?) "Old Testament". And while your surprise is understandable, it seems like the first thing you did was to run out and ask a question here. I typed your question into Google and got plenty of helpful looking results including an entire Wikipedia article on the issue. (It's not a very balanced article, but that's a different problem.)
After much work the heart of the question is now:
- Why don't more Christian women wear a covering such as the Hijab?
- Are there many (any) mainstream / orthodox denominations that promote head coverings for women?
- When did this tradition stop?
The first question is ridiculous on it's face: Hijab is clearly a Muslim concept. Christian women might wear it when living in a Muslim country for the sake of cultural sensitivity. What you meant ask was why Paul's instructions on this point aren't more generally followed. Nobody who follows Paul's instructions would call their headcovering a "hajab". Our site works best when asking about the doctrines of particular groups. A better question might have been:
Why don't more Catholic women wear headcoverings?
(But don't ask that since Wikipedia already answered it.)
That Wikipedia article answers the second question better than any of us could.
The final question is perhaps interesting, but it's lost in all the other things you are doing in the question.
Questions are not a soapbox!
Which brings me to my main objection with this whole thing: the question seems to be more concerned with pointing out the conflict between the text and orthopraxy than with trying to learn. I have some ideas on how to answer your question, but I don't think you care to hear them. Maybe I'm wrong, but that's the impression your question makes on me. Why should I give you even a few moments of my time if you don't care to learn anything?
We have a higher standard for questions.
And yes, I already admitted that it was a fly by post. Lazy, eh, I guess. It's not much different than someone who answers a question only to come back and clean it up later - which happens a lot.
But it is different. When you ask a question, you are initiating a conversation topic. When you answer a question, you are responding to a public request. We have higher standards for questions because it's not a trivial thing to request the attention of every other participant in the site. Bad, lazy, fly-by questions waste the time of dozens of people.
Please understand that I respect and admire your evident persistence. But it angers me that you are trying to justify a lazy question. Why not save us all the trouble of critiquing your questions by just asking better questions in the first place? I could understand if you honestly didn't know how, but you're obviously a smart person.