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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy Valentine's Day


Blogger Corrie said...

hey, looks like I got tossed out of as well. One less thing to waste my time on.

10:05 PM  
Blogger John said...

And on Saint Valentine's Day. How apropos a day for liberals to manifest hate.

11:01 PM  
Blogger John said...

Oo! It just occurred to me! Valentine's Day is, technically, a Christian holiday!

Where's the ACLU?

Nowhere. Why?

Because you will not find an image of Saint Valentine anywhere...

...but you will find the pagan cherub Cupid, which is A-Okay!

That is what is going on with Christmas. The Left has no problem--indeed, embraces--the Christmas symbols that have pagan roots (as long as Santa Claus is generally identified as the elf Kris Kringle, and not Saint Nicholas), but the Nativity has to go.

And just as the "Christ" in Christmas is literally X-ed out (e.g. "Merry X-Mas!"), so is "Saint" dropped from Saint Valentine's Day.

12:30 PM  
Blogger John said...

P.S. But don't you dare suggest that Islam promotes violence!

1:56 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Actuallly, it goes back to the Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas....even Easter has the Easter Bunny and all is well.

5:48 PM  
Blogger John said...

"Happy Holidays" is fine with me, recognizing and respecting religious diversity and what have you, but the desire for across-the-board forbidding of "Merry Christmas!" and then, for good measure, X-ing out the "Christ" part of Christmas when actually used is positively anti-Christian.

12:15 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

That is my complaint...not that we use Happy Holidays...but that it is used (INSTEAD)...that Christ must be taken out of Christmas.

They want all the holidays we have without the background or the reason for them in the first place.

Even "Lent" has brought on such celebrations as Mardi Gras.

1:23 PM  
Blogger John said...

How about St. Patrick's Day?

You got the "Saint" in there, but that's belied by ubiquitous images of quasi-pagan leprechauns, and the celebration of the man who introduced Christianity to Ireland is reason for...

...drunkeness and lascivious, barroom pursuits?

I'm not suggesting that that--nor the debauchery of Mardi Gras, nor the patron-saint of *agape* (i.e. St. Valentine) being associated with the pagan god of erotic lust (i.e. Eros/Cupid)-- are the results of the work of sinister, anti-Christian forces with a political agenda, but more pointing out a given about human nature as a whole, that is, the tendency to fall away from the spiritual and gravitate towards the sensual, even when in the context of what was originally a religious holiday.

I'm not making a pro-Spiritual/anti-Sensual judgment call (e.g. that, ideally, holy days of saints and the advent of Lent should be spent denying "the desires of the flesh" in quiet contemplation). That would be, I daresay, unpatriotic. ;)

I was just--I would think-- pointing out the obvious (if not rehashing what religious figures and philosophers have been saying for millenia, B.C. as well as A.D.).

But certainly, there are also secularist forces at work which applaud the demeaning of Christianity.

That, too, is stating the obvious.

10:59 PM  

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