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Sunday, February 14


Valentine is Forbidden? - updated with Indonesian translation !

The most interesting fact for me is "Valentine is Forbidden".

updated : for 21 years I live in Indonesia, I just knew this fact today ! OMG.. how can I'm not updated with these news?

I know this from some friends. A religion in Indonesia (or maybe some) see this day as Satan Day. Why?
1. People use this day to do free-sex
2. Identic with party and somehow, alcohol and drugs. Depend on how they celebrate Valentine

Strange. Yes, for me it's strange. What is the history of Valentine? Does Valentine does free-sex, drugs, and alcohol? No ! Does he teach people to do that?? NO !

updated : So, is western culture wrong? Hmm.. Western culture it is not wrong. What is wrong is the people who screwed up the culture. Same like Indonesian culture. There's nothing wrong with Indonesian culture. The wrong one is the people who make Indonesia marked as "lazy and corrupt"-culture owner

History of Valentine(source: wikipedia)
Numerous early Christian martyrs were named Valentine.

The Early Medieval acta of either Saint Valentine were expounded briefly in Legenda Aurea. According to that version, St Valentine was persecuted as a Christian and interrogated by Roman Emperor Claudius II in person. Claudius was impressed by Valentine and had a discussion with him, attempting to get him to convert to Roman paganism in order to save his life. Valentine refused and tried to convert Claudius to Christianity instead. Because of this, he was executed. Before his execution, he is reported to have performed a miracle by healing the blind daughter of his jailer.

Legenda Aurea still providing no connections whatsoever with sentimental love, appropriate lore has been embroidered in modern times to portray Valentine as a priest who refused an unattested law attributed to Roman Emperor Claudius II, allegedly ordering that young men remain single. The Emperor supposedly did this to grow his army, believing that married men did not make for good soldiers. The priest Valentine, however, secretly performed marriage ceremonies for young men. When Claudius found out about this, he had Valentine arrested and thrown in jail. In an embellishment to The Golden Legend provided by American Greetings, Inc. to History.com and widely repeated, on the evening before Valentine was to be executed, he wrote the first "valentine" himself, addressed to a young girl variously identified as his beloved, as the jailer's daughter whom he had befriended and healed, or both. It was a note that read "From your Valentine."

 The Valentines honored on February 14 are Valentine of Rome (Valentinus presb. m. Romae) and Valentine of Terni (Valentinus ep. Interamnensis m. Romae). Valentine of Rome was a priest in Rome who was martyred about AD 269 and was buried on the Via Flaminia. His relics are at the Church of Saint Praxed in Rome, and at Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church in Dublin, Ireland.

Valentine of Terni became bishop of Interamna (modern Terni) about AD 197 and is said to have been martyred during the persecution under Emperor Aurelian. He is also buried on the Via Flaminia, but in a different location than Valentine of Rome. His relics are at the Basilica of Saint Valentine in Terni (Basilica di San Valentino).

No romantic elements are present in the original early medieval biographies of either of these martyrs. By the time a Saint V:alentine became linked to romance in the fourteenth century, distinctions between Valentin'e of Rome and Valentine of Terni were utterly lost.


Pada awal zaman medieval (abad ke-14), Valetine dijatuhi hukuman mati oleh Raja Romawi Cladius II. Sebelum kematiannya, Raja Claudius II mengajak Valentine untuk berdiskusi dan meminta Valentine membantu rencana politiknya. Rencananya adalah melarang semua pemuda untuk memiliki pasangan hidup dan harus terus membujang. Raja Claudius percaya, adanya wanita dalam hidup laki-laki akan membuat laki-laki tersebut tidak bisa menjadi tentara yang berkualitas. Valentine menolak hal tersebut dan menyelenggarakan pemberkatan pernikahan secara diam-diam. Akhirnya Valentine terus mendekam di penjara.
Saat berada di penjara, ia jatuh cinta pada seorang putri penjaga dan menyembuhkan mata sayang putri tersebut yang buta. Sebelum dijatuhi hukuman mati, ia mengirim surat cinta ke putri tersebut dengan diakhiri kata "Dari Valentine-mu"

Pada tanggal 14 Februari lainnya, dua orang diberkati dengan nama Valentine yaitu Valentine dari Temi dan Valentine dari Roma
Valentine dari Roma adalah seorang martir (mati karena membela Tuhan) di tahun 269 dan dimakamkan di Via Flamia. Reliefnya ada di Gereja Saint Praxed dan di Gereja Whitefriar Steret Carmelit di Dublin, Ireland.

Valentine dari Terni menjadi uskup Interamna tahun 197 merupakan martir yang dieksekusi oleh Kaisar Aurelian. Dia pun dimakamkan di Via Flamina, di tempat yang berbeda dari Valentine Roma. Reliefnya ada di Basilica of Saint Valentine di Terni.

Tidak ada unsur roman dalam dua Valentine ini. Dokumen tentang Valentine dari Roma dan Valentine dari Terni juga hilang

For me, there's nothing wrong with those St. Valentine(s)... From reading the history, I begin to realize that actually Valentine day is a day to remember that "Love need sacrifice and must be respected as it's not easy to get". Not Satan Day/ Free-Sex Day.

That's why, I'm soooo confuse... If that's the bad-people who do the sins, then why they have to blame St. Valentine(s) and forbid Valentine? Do they not respect the death of St. Valentine and efforts he had done? OR do they want to remain single like those Roman's army men? This fact, is really interesting....

Actually, there's 2 versions of History of Valentine. The first one is what I get from wikipedia, Valentine as a martyr and Saint. The second one is Valentine(s) as a raper, playboy, sinner, and lecherous people. Which one is right? For now, I just can say, it's up to you. If you see Valentine(s) as a Saint, learn from them and become good person. If you see Valentine (s) as a Lecherous, don't do what they do. Simple.

I can't put the second version of Valentine (sinner) because it will show which religion(s) I mentioned.. I'm afraid it will nudge some people/groups

So, what should we do? Forbid it or receive it? It's up to you.. For you who believe that Valentine is "Love" day, show your love to your parents, family, friend, spouse, etc in normal and ethical way. For you who believe Valentine is "Satan Day", don't do free sex, alcohol, drugs forever in your life as that's the reason why you see Valentine is Satan Day...

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The Day After Tomorrow said...

I guess valentine day must follow with our religion.Beside it, we must stay intact and follow order what was our religion say!

♥ syifa ♥ aulia ♥ 'kakcipa' ♥ said...

...baca ini



tetapi perbedaan pendapat adalah hal yang wajar kok...tapi ada yang benar ada yang salah

cuma info

♥ syifa ♥ aulia ♥ 'kakcipa' ♥ said...

htm kok, bukan html
(url yg tadi aku kasih)

2012 said...
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Amelia said...

@the day: yes, guess

@cipa : the article you suggest me to read is different from wikipedia. Which one is right? have you read all my post or just the title?

♥ syifa ♥ aulia ♥ 'kakcipa' ♥ said...

@kak amel :
aku baca kok pakai GOOGLE TRANSLATE...
mungkin nggak nyambung aja kali

Amelia said...

@kakcipa : mungkin kak.. soalnya google translate kadang terjemahin per kata.. bukan per kalimat kak..

♥ syifa ♥ aulia ♥ 'kakcipa' ♥ said...

@kak amel :
hehehe....aku ga begitu pinter bahasa inggris...kak amel pinter amat sich

Amelia said...

@kakcipa : nggak kok kak.. saya tergolong lambat.. bertahun-tahun belajar.. tes tetep aja dapet jelek

Amelia said...

@2012 : maap ya saya delete commentnya ^_^ gak nyambung ama postnya.. kl mau kritik saran, bisa lewat chatbox atau "contact me".. ok?

2012 said...

seep,,, nice info gan!

harto said...

semoga tidak terpengaruh oleh kebudayaan barat, setiap saat setiap hari saya selalu berkasih sayang bersama keluarga tercinta.

Amelia said...

@2010 : thx

@harto : bukan kebudayaan barat yang disalahkan, tetapi para pelaku perusak budaya. Jangan dibenci. Tapi dipelajari lalu diperbaiki. Ambil sisi bagusnya, buang sisi buruknya

Dhana/戴安娜 said...

for the day my love was not focused on that day because I was not having that day for my love every day at a friend's parent've just he..he..saya setuju dengan tanggapan anda pada mas Harto..thnxs n good luck ya

Doctor said...

yeah,i agree with u too! lazy and corrupt is culture in indonesia

Amelia said...

@dhana : wow your english is really nice ! Believe me, I need to read your comment 3 times and ask the meaning to my friend. It's very poetic.. WOW ! I just can make the simple and mess one... ^_^ Thanks

@doctor : Akhhh.. I hope it will not last forever. I believe it will be change.. someday...

Mursalin said...

Quote: "So, is western culture wrong? Hmm.. Western culture it is not wrong. What is wrong is the people who screwed up the culture. Same like Indonesian culture. There's nothing wrong with Indonesian culture. The wrong one is the people who make Indonesia marked as "lazy and corrupt"-culture owner"

100% agree with this sentence ..
And I want to stress one other thing, and it would be nice to add it to above sentence:
".. same like Islam religion. There's nothing wrong with it (just like those who say that Islam is equivalent to radicalism or even terrorism!). The people are"

Peace xD

Amelia said...

@mursalin : is that okay? I'm afraid because it will mentioned a religion name... I'm so afraid..

Mursalin said...

@Amelia: then don't .. just leave it on comment section. angry fellas (cos of my comment) may talk and discuss it with me directly xD

wedding said...

for Amelia, I want to give a little comment. I hope this comment is related to the article Amelia. I did not connect it with religion or anything that is in the reader's mind. In my opinion, what is popular in his time, generally no one or anything that was unrivaled. Maybe because for a good reason ... or the other. Day celebration ... which practically anywhere ... would lead to the pros and cons ... assessed from their own perspective.

Amelia said...

@mursalin : LOL

@wedding : Yap, maybe for good. maybe not. That's why I said 'This fact is interesting' because I found 2 version of the History that totally different

hobby exchange said...

thanks for your share. happy valentine.

Viagra Online said...

Valentine's day is one of the best days in the year because this day is so romantic and the people can give some gifts to the boyfriends and girlfriends.

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