On this day of romantic love..

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Categories: Christianity, Silly

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  1. St. Valentine was martyred for promoting love and marriage after the emperor had banned marriage for his soldiers. I think he would rejoice to see that courtship today still remembers him.

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    • Courtship? You mean sex before marriage? The only courting that seems to be promoted on this day nowadays is that of the shops courting your credit card.

      Just because it’s a Western celebration doesn’t mean you have to defend it – not everything Western is Christian.

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    • > Courtship? You mean sex before marriage?

      No, I mean courtship.

      I am not really trying to defend it but cannot understand why people attack it. Every religion and nation has its special days corrupted. That’s life. When I was an insecure romantic coward Valentine’s Day was the day I was expected to send an anonymous note to the girl I had a crush on. In the end I married one of them. Now that I am married it is still fun.

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    • Well Samuel, look I’m not having a go at you. You and I get on. I have some respect for you so don’t take this personally.

      Valentines Day is the day where Matthew 5 is forgotten

      New International Version
      But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

      If you want to defend that day because it yields *some* long term marriages that’s up to you but what about all the stories of failed relationships or one night stands etc.

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    • @Samuel. Your story sounds normal and healthy. @Yahya. A crush is certainly not ‘looking lustfully’. People first admiring each other from afar has always been the healthy way to gaining a spouse. When Jesus talked of lust, it was of that vice which is merely seeking carnal satisfaction. Most men are like as Samuel describes, have honest feelings with intent towards marriage. They see someone they like and send a message somehow. The danger arises only when BOTH parties have lustful intentions.

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  2. I really have no idea about the historical background of this day.
    Wasn’t it celebrated by Romans before?
    It seems for me that it’s all about relationships before marriage.

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    • The romantic nature of Valentine’s Day was likely derived during the Middle Ages, when it was believed that birds paired couples in mid-February. According to English 18th-century antiquarians Alban Butler and Francis Douce, Valentine’s Day was most likely created to overpower the pagan holiday, “Lupercalia.” So, the Valentine’s day Holiday, (like Halloween, Christmas, & Easter) is rooted in paganistic belief and practices which were co-opted, incorporated and absorbed into Christianity.

      Nowhere in the Bible, not one verse, does God or Jesus condone or sanction the man made holidays of Halloween, Christmas, Easter, or valentine’s day. Therefore, one must choose either to follow God, his prophets, and divine religion, OR to blindly follow the innovations of fallible men.

      Happy Lupercalia day.

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