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    Anti-Valentines Day

    I despise Valentine's Day (weather I have a significant other or not)!

    This thread is dedicated to all those who oppose this commercial holiday.







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    Re: Anti-Valentines Day

    Yeah!



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    Re: Anti-Valentines Day

    i hate everything about the day except for getting candy!


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    Re: Anti-Valentines Day

    Well, let's see...

    My fiancee who I had been with for 6 years and getting married to in May officially left me at the beginning of January. This past Wednesday she informed me that she is pregnant with the guy she cheated on me with and just for good measure told me that she's more sure about him than she ever was about me.

    So yeah, screw Valentine's Day.


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    Re: Anti-Valentines Day

    Why do I need the Government to tell me I love my gal?



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    Re: Anti-Valentines Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue52 View Post
    Well, let's see...

    My fiance who I had been with for 6 years and getting married to in May officially left me at the beginning of January. This past Wednesday she informed me that she was pregnant with the guy she cheated on me with and just for good measure told me that she's more sure about him than she ever was about me.

    So yeah, screw Valentine's Day.




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    Re: Anti-Valentines Day

    Yeah the commercialization of the "holiday" is pretty dumb


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    Re: Anti-Valentines Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue52 View Post
    Well, let's see...

    My fiancee who I had been with for 6 years and getting married to in May officially left me at the beginning of January. This past Wednesday she informed me that she was pregnant with the guy she cheated on me with and just for good measure told me that she's more sure about him than she ever was about me.

    So yeah, screw Valentine's Day.
    You're more then welcome to come to ames today, and I'll give you a beer!



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    Re: Anti-Valentines Day

    this is one of the few negative threads I will reply to because I agree that Valentines Day is Stupid



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    Re: Anti-Valentines Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue52 View Post
    Well, let's see...

    My fiancee who I had been with for 6 years and getting married to in May officially left me at the beginning of January. This past Wednesday she informed me that she was pregnant with the guy she cheated on me with and just for good measure told me that she's more sure about him than she ever was about me.

    So yeah, screw Valentine's Day.
    Sorry to hear that man


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    Re: Anti-Valentines Day

    Quote Originally Posted by CyDude16 View Post
    You're more then welcome to come to ames today, and I'll give you a beer!
    Already in Ames with a beer in hand bud.



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    Re: Anti-Valentines Day

    The history of it is interesting though. How many people would want to celebrate a wolf wearing God anyway?


    The history of Valentine's Day is obscure, and further clouded by various fanciful legends. St. Valentine's Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. Its roots are obscured by mystery and there are varying opinions about it. Its origins have become themes of many legends.

    According to legend, the holiday has its roots in the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalis/Lupercalia, a fertility celebration commemorated annually on February 15. As Christianity came to dominance in Europe, pagan holidays such as Lupercalia were frequently renamed for early Christian martyrs. In 496 AD, Pope Gelasius recast this pagan festival as a Christian feast day circa 496, declaring February 14 to be the feast day of the Roman martyr [COLOR=blue! important][COLOR=blue! important]Saint [COLOR=blue! important]Valentine[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR], who lived in the 3rd century.



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    Re: Anti-Valentines Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue52 View Post
    Already in Ames with a beer in hand bud.
    I'd still let him buy you a beer, nothing wrong with double-fisting!


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    Re: Anti-Valentines Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
    I'd still let him buy you a beer, nothing wrong with double-fisting!
    I couldn't exactly buy since im underage, but i have quite a few in supply.



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    Re: Anti-Valentines Day

    At that time the Roman Emperor Claudius-II who had issued an edict forbidding marriage. This was around when the heyday of Roman empire had almost come to an end. Lack of quality administrators led to frequent civil strife. Learning declined, taxation increased, and trade slumped to a low, precarious level. And the Gauls, Slavs, Huns, Turks and Mongolians from Northern Europe and Asian increased their pressure on the empire's boundaries. The empire was grown too large to be shielded from external aggression and internal chaos with existing forces. Thus more of capable men were required to be recruited as soldiers and officers. When Claudius became the emperor, he felt that married men were more emotionally attached to their families, and thus, will not make good soldiers. He believed it made the men weak. So to assure quality soldiers, he banned marriage. OR they were trying not to be in the military….

    4.For the saint by the name 'Lupercus', see Marcellus of Tangier.
    Lupercalia
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    Lupercalia was a very ancient, Roman pastoral festival, observed on February 13 through February 15 to avert evil spirits and purify the city, releasing health and fertility. The Lupercalia was believed in antiquity to have some connection with the Ancient Greek festival of the ArcadianLykaia (from Ancient Greek: λύκοςlykos, "wolf", Latin lupus) and the worship of Lycaean Pan, the Greek equivalent to Faunus, as instituted by Evander.[1]
    In Roman mythology, Lupercus is a god sometimes identified with the Roman god Faunus, who is the Roman equivalent of the Greek god Pan.[2] Lupercus is the god of shepherds. His festival, celebrated on the anniversary of the founding of his temple on February 15, was called the Lupercalia. His priests wore goatskins. The second-century Christian apologist Justin Martyr mentions an image of "the Lycaean god, whom the Greeks call Pan and the Romans Lupercus,"[3] nude save for the girdle of goatskin, which stood in the Lupercal, the cave where Romulus and Remus were suckled by a she-wolf. There, on the Ides of February, a goat and a dog were sacrificed, and salt mealcakes prepared by the Vestal Virgins were burnt.



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