Bashfulness they say is part of faith. It thus follows that one who is shameless is one who suffers the disease of thinking he or she fell from the sky and even that sky was not created
On the 14th of February little girls and confused women will dress in red; randy boys and irresponsible men would have secured a “val” who they will play Romeo and Juliet with but as the idiot from Calabar who made the song puts it “all I want is your waist” hence illicit sex is the end game…
There are a number of reasons why Valentine is only second to Christmas in terms of the scale of celebration at least among Christians or perceived Christians;
Ask almost anyone who celebrates Valentine the Origin of Valentine and they cannot tell you; they just follow. The best you can get out of these empty heads are conflicting reports as taught them by one American-wanna-be radio presenter who desperately speaks from her nose. It is the same way you can go around our society and ask the average youth what his first three objectives in life are and I wish you Goodluck finding someone who has a clue. No pun intended
So what really is Valentine’s Day? Let me share this quick quiz:
a) a priest in the Roman Empire who helped persecuted Christians during the reign of Claudius II, was thrown in jail and later beheaded on Feb. 14.
b) a Catholic bishop of Terni who was beheaded, also during the reign of Claudius II.
c) someone who secretly married couples when marriage was forbidden, or suffered in Africa, or wrote letters to his jailer’s daughter, and was probably beheaded.
d) all, some, or possibly none of the above
This confusion over its origin led the Catholic Church, in 1969, to drop St. Valentine’s Day from the Roman calendar of official worldwide Catholic feasts. So you find that not only is it that the people who mark Valentine are ignorant of its origin; Valentine itself is a celebration of absolutely NOTHING
What is however clearly in history is what the old World Book Encyclopedia (Valentine’s Day. Volume 19. 1966, pp.205-206) states:
“…the customs of the day have nothing to do with the lives of the saints. They 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…The Romans celebrated their feast of Lupercalia as a lovers’ festival for young people. Young men and women chose partners for the festival by drawing names from a box…After the spread of Christianity, churchmen tried to give Christian meaning to the pagan festival. In 496, Pope Gelasius changed the Lupercalia festival of February 15 to Saint Valentine’s Day February 14. But the sentimental meaning of the old festival has remained to the present time. Historians disagree about the identity of St. Valentine”.
Today not even the Pope can tell you which of the Saint Valentines (there are about 3 of them) is being “honoured” on the 14th of February…IGNORANCE IS VALENTINE AND VALENTINE IS IGNORANCE
2) IT PROMOTES THE ILLUSION
Another reason Valentine is so popular is that it plays into the illusion that there is love among a people that actually do not love themselves. In the US half of older women age 75+ live alone whereas their children are scattered around the place celebrating “love” with strange men. By 2030 there will be 9.6 million of such persons in America alone and some people are “looking for a val”.
If there was a Day for the Elderly it will not be as popular as Valentine. Matter of fact there is actually a World Health Organisation World Day for the Elderly only we don’t know the date as we know February 14 and its existence is another massive cover up of the fact that the elderly are neglected; in Nigeria they are left to suffer in the villages while in the western world they are dumped in old people’s home the same way they dumped their children in Day Care when women, like men, started pursuing money….fact is we have a society that is upside down and this Valentine nonsense is another delusion to make us think things are ok
Movies upon movies your little girl watch the customized prostitutes she calls actresses fall in love and it only follows that she too wants to fall in love. She however forgets in her moments of day dreaming that the persons who act the movie roles themselves have not found love. She forgets that if the looseness depicted in such movies were the way to find love, the actresses themselves would have been loved but that is not the case; it is one boyfriend today, another tomorrow; they just don’t get married and even when they do it is to a man who allows them continue to kiss strange men on camera either because he does not love them or he is just a perverted imbecile…..either way the “love” they depict evades them the same way the “lovers” day will be another failed attempt to find love
The reality on ground is that after hundreds of years of celebrating Valentine 79% of men in the US beat up their wives, a woman is brutalized every 18 seconds and in France where the face veil is banned, 2 million women face beating yearly. Yeah, pun intended on this last one!
3) SEXUAL PERVERSION
I know Christians who will not go to a Catholic Church even if their lives depended on it yet the rumour that there was a catholic Saint by name Valentine who deserved to be celebrated was taken as Gospel because they simply want to fornicate and will do anything to achieve that. If Christians who are not catholic wants to emulate anything from catholism why not Papacy? Why not holy communion? Why not the additional 7 books of the Bible? Why Valentine which the Catholics themselves do not even understand?
The answer to this question is very simple: we have a community of youth who takes fornication as a religious duty and the vagueness of the laws of the church with regards to fornication is not helping matters. Matter of fact we now hear that we are no longer under laws but “rhema” (whatever that means) so that the individual fornicates at will and only have to believe that some donkey years ago someone died for his sins
There are a number of outcomes when a society is sexually perverted: homosexuality, rape, marital discord and Valentine are just a few. When the National Assembly passed a Bill prohibiting homosexual marriage we felt it was a good thing because we did not really consider the implication which was that it was also a statement that it is up to the people and their representatives to say if they want homosexual marriage or not. The danger is that our answer is no today but with increasing pornography aided by broader bandwidth, lewd songs and “hot” movies, very soon our answer will be yes and democracy is the Government of the people by the people and for the people wherein God has no place so when the increasingly perverted population says yes to homosexual marriage we will have homosexual marriages.
After that it will be yes to bestiality so that a man will be allowed to have sex with his horse like in some states in America, after that it will be incest so that if a man “loves” his daughter he can marry her too!
When that time comes the most painful part will be that the youths of today will tell their children the disgusting lie that “our time was not like this”.
Deaf, Dumb and Blind they cannot see further than their nose!
“Corruption has appeared on land and sea because of that the hands of men earned. That He may make them taste a part of that which they have done so that they may return” (Qur’an 30:41)
To those who are celebrating valentine today we say to you; you’re sick or at best ignorant…GET A LIFE
Eseoghene Al-Faruq Ohwojeheri
(Director, Moral Project, writes from Benin City)