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Originally posted by Echtelion
reply to post by LarryLove
Yet another spectacle of liberation on the public place... all done in conformity with the Law. And now they're using the MILITARY COUP in Egypt to celebrate peaceful "revolution"... sheesh!
"Love"? Where was the orgy in there? Oooh... that's because sex is UNLAWFUL on the UK's public place, eh? Well, so much for "freeduuum"...
Next thing you'll see, is these fake love events being sponsored by some big corporations from behind as one of these sick "guerilla marketing" tactics... OOPS! Should have kept my mouth shut!
Desperate people, for desperate times.edit on 13/2/11 by Echtelion because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by LarryLove
reply to post by Echtelion
Some times, boots-to-the-ground reporting far outweighs behind-the-keyboard opinion when it comes to understanding peoples' motives to protest and how genuine they are. Believe me, I am not a happy ray of sunshine all the time, but being around the Reclaim Love people, well you couldn't help but smile and feel compassion towards your fellow human.edit on 13-2-2011 by LarryLove because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by TheFuzzMonster
reply to post by LarryLove
Haha, This is Great. I sent an E-mail within my office on Thursday about the History of Valentines day.
Pretty much explained that St. Valentine was (actually 3 guys) a martyr who they gave a holiday to in order to Supercede the Pagan holiday of Lupercalia. And then went on to Mention how romantic love didn't become a part of it till almost a millennium after the fact thanks to Lord Chaucer (guy who wrote Canterbury Tales) and how we shouldn't let corporations determine how we show Love.
It wasn't till 2 minutes after I e-mailed it that I had somebody come into my office and try to threaten me to keep my moth shut. Never knew Love was a bad thing... Keep it Up!
The festival began with the sacrifice by the Luperci (or the flamen dialis) of two male goats and a dog. Next two young patrician Luperci were led to the altar, to be anointed on their foreheads with the sacrificial blood, which was wiped off the bloody knife with wool soaked in milk, after which they were expected to smile and laugh.
The sacrificial feast followed, after which the Luperci cut thongs from the skins of the victims, which were called Februa, dressed themselves in the skins of the sacrificed goats, in imitation of Lupercus, and ran round the walls of the old Palatine city, the line of which was marked with stones, with the thongs in their hands in two bands, striking the people who crowded near. Girls and young women would line up on their route to receive lashes from these whips. This was supposed to ensure fertility, prevent sterility in women and ease the pains of childbirth. This tradition itself may survive (Christianised, and shifted to Spring) in certain ritual Easter Monday whippings.