Legalizing Adultery (Zina)!
It’s Being Promoted In Muslim
Countries With An Agenda
(M. Javed Naseem)
$4billion business yearly in America alone!
You are being pushed away from true Jewish,
Christian and Islamic cultures and the sacred
institution of marriage. This day promotes
perversion, adultery and corrupts your
younger generation. Plus they make billions
of dollars out of it! You're being fooled!
St. Valentine is a legend and generally a legend is not a fact (100% true). Although it might contain 5-10% of truth, the story is normally woven around ‘hearsay’ and is greatly exaggerated, inflated, and sometimes outright fabricated.Most of what is known about Saint Valentine (Latin: Valentinus) is legendary. In fact, historians are not completely certain which Valentine is commemorated on February 14. The commemoration may celebrate up to three different Valentines.
The first was a Roman priest martyred on the Flaminian Way under Roman Emperor Claudius (c. AD 269). The second was a bishop of Terni (ancient Interamna), born around 175 AD, who was taken to Rome and martyred (in both cases, the legends resemble, so they might be the one and the same person). The third Valentine was a martyr in the Roman province of Africa, about whom little else is known.
Medieval scholar Jack Oruch, in the July 1981 issue of Speculum (Journal of Medieval Studies) makes a strong case that the Saint Valentine's Day connection to love and romance derives solely from Geoffrey Chaucer's Parliament of Foules (Fowls). In this poem, nature convenes a parliament in which birds will choose their mate. Even though Chaucer connects the romantic overtones of Saint Valentine's Day to ancient customs, Oruch effectively argues that no such traditions existed before Chaucer's time.
Thus, modern research suggests it is unlikely that secular Saint Valentine's Day customs are pagan practices derived from the Roman Lupercalia. They are modern-day invention!
As per Catholic Stand:
Endangering the sanctity of marriage:
Unfortunately, secularization and commercialization haven’t been the end of the betrayal of Saint Valentine. With 50 Shades of Grey being marketed as a romantic outing for couples on this day of love, we are sending an even more diabolical message – lust, perversion, and the toll they take in their pure selfishness is being glorified. Holding BDSM (bondage, domination, sadism, and masochism) up as examples of what love looks like, we endanger an entire generation’s outlook on the sanctity of marriage
As per History Channel:
In all, there are about a dozen St. Valentines, plus a pope!
The saint we celebrate on Valentine’s Day is known officially as St. Valentine of Rome in order to differentiate him from the dozen or so other Valentines on the list. Because “Valentinus”—from the Latin word for worthy, strong or powerful—was a popular moniker between the second and eighth centuries A.D., several martyrs over the centuries have carried this name.
Chaucer may have invented Valentine’s Day.
The medieval English poet Geoffrey Chaucer often took liberties with history, placing his poetic characters into fictitious historical contexts that he represented as real. No record exists of romantic celebrations on Valentine’s Day prior to a poem Chaucer wrote around 1375. In his work “Parliament of Foules,” he links a tradition of courtly love with the celebration of St. Valentine’s feast day–an association that didn’t exist until after his poem received widespread attention. The poem refers to February 14 as the day birds (and humans) come together to find a mate. When Chaucer wrote:
“For this was sent on Seynt Valentyne’s day,
Whan every foul cometh ther to choose his mate,”
he may have invented the holiday we know as ‘Valentine’s Day’ today.
From: United Church of God (UCG)
Where did Valentine's Day come from?
Is it wrong for a Christian to celebrate it?
Posted on Jan 25, 2011 by United Church of God
Like many of the world's major holidays, St. Valentine's Day is an annual observance with its roots entrenched firmly in pagan beliefs and customs. What would God think about Valentine's Day?
he World Book Encyclopedia tells us regarding Valentine’s Day: “The customs connected with the day . . . probably come from an ancient Roman festival called Lupercalia which took place every February 15. The festival honored Juno, the Roman goddess of women and marriage, and Pan, the god of nature” (1973, vol. 20, p. 204).
For the people of ancient Rome, the festival of Lupercalia was an annual ritual believed to ward off evil spirits and increase fertility. Lupercalia (also known as Februatio, from which comes the month name February) was popular among many of the new converts to the fast-rising Catholic Church.
Pope Gelasius officially condemned the pagan Roman festival and banned its observance, many of its accompanying practices quickly appeared in a newly established holiday added by him to the official church list of feast days in A.D. 496—St. Valentine’s Day.
What amounted to a renamed, refurbished Lupercalia then picked up steam, gradually adapting itself into the Valentine’s Day we know today, which included the added elements of Valentine cards and Cupid, the Roman god of erotic love.
“When the Lord your God cuts off from before you
the nations which you go to dispossess … do not
inquire after their gods, saying, ‘How did these
nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.
You shall not worship the Lord your God in that
way; for every abomination to the Lord which
He hates they have done to their gods …
Whatever I command you, be careful to observe it;
you shall not add to it nor take away from it.”
Though the practices of Lupercalia have been repackaged and dressed up in the form of Valentine’s Day, these verses indicate they remain just as detestable as they have always been in our Creator’s eyes. Instead of pagan days and practices, our focus should be on the festivals God has given us in the Bible, which point us toward His amazing and incomparable plan for all of humanity.
From: Christianity Today:
The origins of the modern Valentine’s Day are mostly legend. Legend has it St. Valentine was a priest who died defending marriage under a Roman emperor opposed to the practice. Legend has it the date was set to parallel the beginning of bird mating season. The clearest connection between St. Valentine and the celebration of romantic love surfaces in the Medieval work of Geoffrey Chaucer. In his Pariliament of Foules, Chaucer drafts his own legend: “For this was sent on Seynt Valentyne’s day / When every foul cometh ther to choose his mate.”
St. Valentine, the Real Story
By David Kithcart
Flowers, candy, red hearts and romance. That's what Valentine's day is all about, right? Well, maybe not.The origin of this holiday for the expression of love really isn't romantic at all—at least not in the traditional sense. Father Frank O'Gara of Whitefriars Street Church in Dublin, Ireland, tells the real story of the man behind the holiday—St. Valentine.
"He was a Roman Priest at a time when there was an emperor called Claudias who persecuted the church at that particular time," Father O'Gara explains. "He also had an edict that prohibited the marriage of young people. This was based on the hypothesis that unmarried soldiers fought better than married soldiers because married soldiers might be afraid of what might happen to them or their wives or families if they died."
"I think we must bear in mind that it was a very permissive society in which Valentine lived," says Father O'Gara. "Polygamy would have been much more popular than just one woman and one man living together. The idea of encouraging them to marry within the Christian church was what Valentine was about. And he secretly married them because of the edict."
Valentine was eventually caught, imprisoned and tortured for performing marriage ceremonies against the command of Emperor Claudius the second. There are legends surrounding Valentine's actions while in prison. He fell in love with the daughter of the Jailer called Asterius.
In the year 269 AD, Valentine was sentenced to a three part execution of a beating, stoning, and finally decapitation. The story goes that the last words he wrote were in a note to Asterius' daughter. He inspired today's romantic missives by signing it, "from your Valentine."