Valentine's Day = Having Sex?
Read in a recent newspaper statement; JAIS (Malaysia Islamic affairs) said, "We do not stop people from celebrating Valentines Day, but it would be very wrong if they choose to celebrate their love for another by having sex or engaging in illicit romancing especially if they are unmarried couples"
I wonder what goes in the mind of people in JAIS?! Do they think at all? Or they just need to babble something to make a statement? What are these so-call religious people trying to teach or propagate?
Valentine's day is the day to have sex? that will lead to sex? must have sex? Equating Valentine's day to a day that will end with sex? A bit wayward thinking, is an understatement here. Sigh!
A simple search on the internet will give you the meaning of Valentine's Day; according to wikipedia:
"Valentine's Day History
There are varying opinions as to the origin of Valentine's Day. Some experts state that it originated from St. Valentine, a Roman who was martyred for refusing to give up Christianity. He died on February 14, 269 A.D., the same day that had been devoted to love lotteries. Legend also says that St. Valentine left a farewell note for the jailer's daughter, who had become his friend, and signed it "From Your Valentine". Other aspects of the story say that Saint Valentine served as a priest at the temple during the reign of Emperor Claudius. Claudius then had Valentine jailed for defying him. In 496 A.D. Pope Gelasius set aside February 14 to honour St. Valentine.
Gradually, February 14 became the date for exchanging love messages and St. Valentine became the patron saint of lovers. The date was marked by sending poems and simple gifts such as flowers. There was often a social gathering or a ball."
No mention of sex there? Another Malaysia Boleh case!
For the people at Jais, no sex for you on Valentine's day.
This is so stupid...