Thursday, February 14, 2013

Saint Valentine's Day

So, Pope Benedict XVI has announced that he will be resigning from the Papacy on February the 28th.

I have very low expectations for most things, including organized religion.  All I want from a new Pope is that he decides that Saint Valentine really existed after all.  (Back in 1969, amid doubts that there was a single martyr named Valentine, he lost his Feast Day.  Valentine was once a very common name, and there were lots of dead Valentines.)

The Catholics should follow the lead of the Anglicans, who kept Valentine as an official saint.  Even if they decide that Valentine was some weird, floating, bow-wielding cherub.

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