DrewDad
 
Reply Thu 12 Feb, 2009 08:16 am
Why do people hate religion so?

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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Thu 12 Feb, 2009 08:34 am
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Why do people hate religion so?


Well, I think religion is a cancer growing on humanity...which is why I hate it.

But what does the link you provided...and anti-Valentine's Day sentiments...have to do with hatred for religion?
Mame
 
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Reply Thu 12 Feb, 2009 10:15 am
I was wondering the same thing. And even though I'm not into holidays like Valentine's Day, I wouldn't bother sending anyone an Anti-Valentine's Day card. Waste of money.
DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 12 Feb, 2009 10:18 am
@Frank Apisa,
Frank Apisa wrote:
But what does the link you provided...and anti-Valentine's Day sentiments...have to do with hatred for religion?

I'm assuming Valentine's Day has the same relationship to Saint Valentine that Christmas does to Jesus.
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parados
 
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Reply Thu 12 Feb, 2009 10:23 am
@Mame,
Valentine must have been one of them secular saints.


I think DD was being sarcastic.

If you are against Christmas you must be anti-religion so if you are against Valentine's day.........
Mame
 
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Reply Thu 12 Feb, 2009 10:27 am
@parados,
It's a bit of a stretch to connect Valentine's Day to religion; it's not like Easter, for example. No wonder I missed his sarcasm.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 12 Feb, 2009 10:33 am
@parados,
Wikipedia - Saint Valentine

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Saint Valentine (in Latin, Valentinus) is the name of several martyred saints of ancient Rome. The name "Valentine", derived from valens (worthy), was popular in late antiquity.[2] Of the Saint Valentine whose feast is on February 14, nothing is known except his name and that he was buried at the Via Flaminia north of Rome on February 14. It is even uncertain whether the feast of that day celebrates only one saint or more saints of the same name. For this reason this liturgical commemoration was not kept in the Catholic calendar of saints for universal liturgical veneration as revised in 1969.[3] But "Martyr Valentinus the Presbyter and those with him at Rome" remains in the list of saints proposed for veneration by all Catholics.[4]
Mame
 
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Reply Thu 12 Feb, 2009 11:31 am
@DrewDad,
Yeah, but it's the same as St. Patrick's day - we just associate it with wearing green, the Irish, and leprachauns, not with religion.

Call me slow this morning!
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