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Valentines day! what are you really celebrating?

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posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 10:40 AM
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The Seedy, Scandalous History of Valentine's Day

in my quest for knowledge and trying to find out why the mice dance to their pipers tune I found the true meaning of Valentines day.


Imagine half-naked men running through the streets, whipping young women with bloodied thongs made from freshly cut goat skins. Although it might sound like some sort of perverted sado-masochistic ritual, this is what the Romans did until 496 A.D.


now this is just the beginning because the more you read surrounding the true events of V day we find that.


Finally, in 496, Pope Gelasius I banned the wild feast and declared Feb. 14 as St. Valentine's Day. But who was St. Valentine?
Mystery surrounds the identity of the patron saint of lovers. Indeed, such was the confusion that the Vatican dropped St. Valentine's Day from the Catholic Church calendar of saints in the 1960s.

There were at least three men by the name Valentine in the A.D. 200s and all died horrible deaths.


the article goes on to show how these saints helped people then died for their actions.

so my friends lets remember this day for what it was a cruel manipulation attempt by those in power. and to this day that control is still persistent and encompasses ALL of society then divides said society..

happy V day everyone




posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 10:46 AM
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ha!!! finally,someone did some research!
i tried to rant on an earlier post about this,but i got sent back hugs and kisses!
research cupid & psyche next! good post!



posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 10:47 AM
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This day is a joke anyway... but nice thread!



posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 10:50 AM
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Im celebrating my birthday today



posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 10:55 AM
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happy b-day!!!



posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 11:10 AM
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Well then, have a very Happy Birthday !


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back on topic, thanks for the history W1LL. It has been propagated into yet another retailer initiated holiday, spend spend spend.

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posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 01:49 PM
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Originally posted by el1jah
Im celebrating my birthday today


Have a very Happy Birthday!!!!!!



posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 04:41 PM
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Imagine half-naked men running through the streets, whipping young women with bloodied thongs made from freshly cut goat skins. Although it might sound like some sort of perverted sado-masochistic ritual, this is what the Romans did until 496 A.D.


Gotta hand it to the Romans, they knew how to party....

I know it's pretty much a commercial holiday, but the bottom line is, if your gal is the only one in her office not getting anything, then neither are you...get it?

Sure, it's legalized extortion, but it doesn't change the fact.

And, even if you have some forward-thinking gal who says she feels the same, she's full of it when all of those around her are getting flowers, candy, and balloons, and she has nothing but her smug air of superiority.....

Go against the grain at your own romantic peril.



posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 05:00 PM
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Thought I might find you here. lmfao

Just wanted to send you some more "hugs and kisses".
XXXXOOOO

BTW Interesting post OP, but nobody loves a buzzkill.

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posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 07:16 PM
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ha ha ha!!! funny girl!
luv ya back!



posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 07:44 PM
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Originally posted by Neysa
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Thought I might find you here. lmfao

Just wanted to send you some more "hugs and kisses".
XXXXOOOO

BTW Interesting post OP, but nobody loves a buzzkill.

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LOL, youre funny.


I know I hate to be the bearer of bad news, I just hate lies and Valentines day is nothing BUT.



posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 07:46 PM
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Originally posted by Gazrok

Imagine half-naked men running through the streets, whipping young women with bloodied thongs made from freshly cut goat skins. Although it might sound like some sort of perverted sado-masochistic ritual, this is what the Romans did until 496 A.D.


Gotta hand it to the Romans, they knew how to party....

I know it's pretty much a commercial holiday, but the bottom line is, if your gal is the only one in her office not getting anything, then neither are you...get it?

Sure, it's legalized extortion, but it doesn't change the fact.

And, even if you have some forward-thinking gal who says she feels the same, she's full of it when all of those around her are getting flowers, candy, and balloons, and she has nothing but her smug air of superiority....

Go against the grain at your own romantic peril.



PFFT you give your significant other something one day a year?

I give my lady something EVERYDAY thats how special she is I dont need a Popular holiday to express my love... thats my take on it anyway.


sorry I dont Give a Crap about society or what other random people think my wife is the same way... there is nothing superior about celebrating a false holiday.
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posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 08:38 PM
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Oh Well Happy VD ya'll.


Doesn't matter which day you share the love on, so long as you feel the very breath and truth of it and you share that truth with the one you love




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posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 09:27 PM
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Sounds like your lady is very lucky


My husband is a good man, he just doesn't have a romantic bone (insert dirty thought here) in his body. lol
If it weren't for a specific holiday, be it fake or not, I wouldn't get a romantic card and chocolates unless I buy them for myself. He needs the reminder.



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 09:08 AM
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PFFT you give your significant other something one day a year?


Who ever said that? There's also birthday, mother's day, christmas, etc.


Kidding, often, I get her things when I see something I think she'll like.

Yeah, you may think your wife doesn't need anything for this "fake" holiday, but I'll bet that inside, she feels a little left out seeing her coworkers and/or friends getting appreciated on that day. If not, then hey, I'm nothing but glad for you, but for the rest of us lowly adherents to societal norms, we're fine and happy too....




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