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Old 02-04-2011, 05:47 PM
 
Location: South of Maine
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St. Valentine's Day: 5th Century Rome

"...The Catholic Church's attempt to paper over a popular pagan fertility rite with the clubbing death and decapitation of one of its own martyrs is the origin of this lovers' holiday.

Valentine's Day Origins
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Old 02-04-2011, 06:14 PM
 
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Now into the box that had once held the names of available and willing single women were placed the names of saints. Both men and women extracted slips of paper, and in the ensuing year they were expected to emulate the life of the saint whose name they had drawn.
Sounds just the Catholic Church, taking all the fun out of the life.
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Old 02-05-2011, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Sounds just the Catholic Church, taking all the fun out of the life.
Catholic girls I sent valentines to had a lot more fun than Baptists.
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Old 02-05-2011, 07:33 PM
 
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I thought the Hallmark Cards company invented Valentine's day.
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Old 02-06-2011, 01:08 PM
 
Location: South of Maine
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I thought the Hallmark Cards company invented Valentine's day.
I started with the same thought...seems Joyce C. Hall started the company. His is a very interesting story!
Hallmark Corporate Information | Hallmark Founder Joyce C. Hall
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Old 02-06-2011, 02:56 PM
 
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St. Valentine's Day: 5th Century Rome

"...The Catholic Church's attempt to paper over a popular pagan fertility rite with the clubbing death and decapitation of one of its own martyrs is the origin of this lovers' holiday.
On the Lupercalia

Lupercalia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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