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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Roses are red / Violets are blue / And Nazis as usual / Are lying to you

Bonni the Hitler supporter is concerned (bless her cotton socks) over the reluctance of Muslims in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to celebrate Valentine's Day.

For some strange reason she omits to mention the equally threatening line taken by Hindu extremists against anyone celebrating this decadent Western festival.

Nor does she mention that quite apart from the thousands of folk of all religions and none who simply view the whole affair as a commercial fraud promoted by the greetings card industry, there are many Christians who object deeply (though generally peacefully) to the celebration of a co-opted pagan festival (Lupercalia).

And of course she doesn't mention that although Valentine's day is officially discouraged in Iran, nobody gives a toss. (See also here.)

In our household we exchanged cards and we had a nice meal with a bottle of Cava. Why not? We're not Puritans.


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