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February 08 2007 @ 04:10 pm
Since when is Valentine's Day religious?  
I just read an article that said DePere, Wisconsins school district voted to change Valentine's Day to Friendship Celebration Day! Apparently, this is because it is St. Valentine's Day and therefore religious. Now I ask you, since when is Valentine's Day religious?

The sheer stupidity of people. They talk of tolarance and yet if anything has a hint of Christianity to it they want it banned! It's just ludicrious. Just because you hear about something religious doesn't mean you'll struck "dumb" with religion, not that I think believing in God is stupid or dumb. It's just I know there are those who don't believe but I really think they haven't seen Valentine's Day as religious either.

The article also suggested (mockingly) some other name changes:
1. Saint Patrick's Day
2. Angel food cake
3. San Jose
4. Santa Claus
5. Santa Ana
6. Saint Bernard
7. Amaheim Angels

I mean you can't have things named for Saints and Angels... can you? Oh that does mean Sara Evan's song Saint & Angels is out too. Damn, next thing you'll know they'll be telling us wood was religious at one point so you can't have it... plastic houses it is!
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
H. J. Snape: sshghjsnapepm on February 9th, 2007 03:49 am (UTC)
That kind of thing drives me insane. I read they were trying to rename Christmas trees Holiday trees a few years ago. Why the heck does it bother people so much? If they don't want to have that sort of religious significance on things then they just shouldn't acknowledge it. People ignore the true meanings of holidays and such all the time, without getting all offended, thinking they're being converted or something.
Jill aka Jo: Comics- Stupiditysireesanwar on February 9th, 2007 08:27 pm (UTC)
I don't know! It is really annoying. I mean I don't get offended when I see a manora(sp?) and I'm not Jewish. I respect what they believe. I'm not going to tell them I'm offended by their decorations and they should take it down. They have the right to believe as they should!

Yes, people do ignore the true meaning of holidays. They don't care what the tradition or meaning is which fine whatever... but for those in the world who do care... they need to just deal.

A Jewish woman told me to say Merry Christmas to her this last Christmas. So I did. I liked her.