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    Baxters Road says

    Roberto Valentino was a bulla... he ain't celebrating no bulla day...



    Below is the history of why you are celebrating today

    Valentines Day was originally created as a substitute. In the fifth century A.D., the Catholic Church attempted to be rid of a common pagan fertility rite that the Romans had been taking part in since the fourth century B.C. Every year the Romans celebrated a young man’s rite of passage to

    the god Lupercus by holding a lottery in mid-February. The names of willing teenage girls were placed in a box and drawn at random by teenage men. By this lottery a young man was assigned a young woman companion for their mutual pleasure (often sexual) for the duration of a year. After the year was up another lottery was held. As Christianity spread and the leaders of the Church resolved to do away with this practice by picking a “lover’s” saint to replace the god Lupercus. They picked Valentine, a bishop who had

    been martyred in the third century A.D. for the cause of love.


    In 270 A.D. Emperor Claudius had issued an edict forbidding marriage because believed that married men made poor soldiers, not wanting to leave their families to go to battle. Valentine, bishop of Interamna, disagreed with the emperor and invited young lovers to come to him in secret to be married. When Claudius found that he was performing secret marriage ceremonies, he was incensed. He had

    Valentine seized and brought before him. When Valentine refused to change his views and renounce Christianity, he was put in prison to await execution. In February of 270, Valentine was clubbed, stoned, and then beheaded.


    Tradition tells us that while Valentine was in prison he corresponded with those under his care by sending little letters and love notes to those in his parish. It is also believed that while he was in prison the bishop fell in love with the blind daughter of the jailer, Asterius and that God enabled him to miraculously restore her sight. Tradition tells us that his farewell message to her contained a closing that transcended time: “From Your Valentine”.


    In A.D. 496, Pope Gelasius outlawed the Lupercian festival, but cleverly retained the lottery, because he was aware of the Roman’s love for games of chance. But now instead of names of women in the box, there were placed names of

    saints. Men and women both picked slips of paper and for the upcoming year they were expected to imitate the life of the saint whose name they had drawn. And St. Valentine was advanced as the overseer of the whole thing. It took some time for this new tradition to take hold, but eventually, more and more Romans relinquished the Lupercian festival and replaced it with St. Valentines Day.


    Traditionally, mainly due to the Lupercian lottery, mid-February was a Roman time to meet and court prospective mates. While the Lupercian lottery was replaced, most Roman young men were not totally satisfied with the lottery of saints’ names and the new lottery did not last long. Instead the young men instituted a custom of offering women

    they admired and wished to court handwritten greetings of affection on February 14. The cards became known as Valentine’s Day Cards.

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    Re: Baxters Road says

    Originally posted by trinibaje
    Roberto Valentino was a bulla... he ain't celebrating no bulla day...

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    My boyfriend says the same thing.

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    Very interesting!!

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    Rum Aficionado/Soca-holic Rummy's Avatar Rummy is offline
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    Did he learn that in his bulla class?

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    For the Love of Music!!! GeeDawg's Avatar GeeDawg is offline
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    I remember T'baje post this last year.

    I went and find it and bring it back.

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    Rum Aficionado/Soca-holic Rummy's Avatar Rummy is offline
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    and I sittin here saying WHEN DID I POST THAT COMMENT? lol

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    Originally posted by Rummy
    Did he learn that in his bulla class?

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    I say we go back to the days of Roman pickings.. :)

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    IMIX ATTORNEY GENERAL Trinibaje's Avatar Trinibaje is offline
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    who resurrect this post

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    FRAUD baxters's Avatar baxters is offline
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    Originally posted by amprincess

    i guess you want me tuh call wuna

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    For the Love of Music!!! GeeDawg's Avatar GeeDawg is offline
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    Originally posted by Trinibaje
    who resurrect this post
    Twas de I.

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    amprincess
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    Originally posted by baxters_road
    i guess you want me tuh call wuna
    not necessary

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    FRAUD baxters's Avatar baxters is offline
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    Originally posted by amprincess
    not necessary
    yuh still waiting pun de ting yuh know

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    amprincess
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    Originally posted by baxters_road
    yuh still waiting pun de ting yuh know
    all I waiting for is to reach TNT :p

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    FRAUD baxters's Avatar baxters is offline
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    Originally posted by amprincess
    all I waiting for is to reach TNT :p

    :freak

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